Google Maps has helped you find the nearest subway when you're lost, and it can now help you find the closest booty call. Google Maps and Craigslist have teamed up to create the booty caller's fantasy: Hook Up Maps, a perfect filter of craigslist's casual encounters by exact location. At first glance the application looks pretty innocuous. Users are directed to a regular map of the city with a collection of hearts in each pocket of the borough with the number of sex entries in the middle---a concept that works just as well for Indian restaurants or Payless shoes stores.
Once you double click on your area of choice's heart, a list of ready and willing partners pop up. Before Hook Up Maps, horny East Villagers had to glaze over the all the Upper West siders and Midtown East entries under the more generic Manhattan section. Time is of the essence when you're on the hunt for that neighborhood diamond in the rough.
Right now Hook Up Maps is only available in New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C., but this will probably be one of those classy trends that spreads like wildfire. Regardless of whether or not you're looking (your secrets safe with us) the map serves as an interesting sociological look at the mating patterns of your city. Not surprisngly, men looking for men is overwhelming the most popular. Surprisngly, midtown west is a hot bed for casual sex action.
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