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People Nearby and Search

The People Nearby section of Hot or Not shows you users in your area and other cities, while search lets you find people according to your own interests.

  1. What do the coloured dots next to a users name mean?

    The green dot next to a users name means that the user is now online. If the dot is orange it means that the user was recently online. Should all users have a grey dot that means that you have either hidden your status or the users were online more than 30 minutes ago.

    You can't change your profile status from green to orange yourself as this happens automatically, but you are able to turn off your online status in 'Privacy'. You can do this via your settings in the section 'Privacy' by turning off the setting 'Show online status'.

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  2. What do extended search options include?
    Extended search options in People Nearby let you refine your search filter by using specific criteria such as relationship status, sexuality, body type, education and much more.
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  3. How can I change my search criteria?
    Simply click on the filter icon in the top right corner in People Nearby and select the desired criteria. This search allows you to find people based on their gender, age, location, what they are looking for and much more. These settings can be changed as often as you like.
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  4. How can I search for someone by their name?

    Unfortunately it is not possible to find someone by their name. However you can look for someone by their email address or import contacts from your email inbox to see who is also a member of Hot or Not and if they are not a member yet, you are able to send them an invitation.

    Simply click on this link to do this.
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