Hot or NotDo you remember Hot or Not? I first remember hearing about it around 2000 or so, and then other things came around. Well, they never went anywhere, and the site is stronger than ever.

If you haven’t heard of the app before, here’s how it works. Once you sign in, you’re shown random people’s pictures, and you rate them based on whether you think they’re hot, or not.

You can also build up your friends list and meet and chat with new people. You can use Hot or Not on Facebook, but it’s easier on your mobile phone (iPhone or Android – not available for my Windows Phone).Hot or Not app Once you sign up and fill out a little bit of information on your own profile, you’re off and running.

Filling in information about yourself is actually important, because the app can show you other profiles based on common interests. If you’re looking to make new friends, this is a great way to make sure that you aren’t being shown profiles of folks that might be tougher for you to talk to. If you have shared interests, it’s a lot easier to start a conversation.

Since the app ties in with your Facebook account, it’s really easy to find your friends (and their friends) and get to know more people in your circles.

I hadn’t tried the app in years, myself, so it was fun to sit down with it when a friend mentioned it to me a few days ago. Honestly, it was a lot of fun to play with. If you put a lot of stock in what other people think about you, you’ll probably take this a lot more seriously than others. It’s meant to be fun, and a way to break the ice, and it is a great way to do both.

Find friends on Hot or NotRecently the folks at Hot or Not updated their mobile app, and they’re pretty excited about it. Right now you can enter to win a $1000 gift card to the store of your choice. All you need to do is register to win! It’s a super easy entry sweepstakes, and who can turn down $1000? The winner will be announced February 15, 2014, and here’s a tip. You can get extra entries for sharing about the contest with your friends, and you’ll get an additional two entries for each friend that enters the contest through your link.

Make sure you go by and like Hot or Not’s Facebook page, and you can download the app on iTunes or through Google Play.

Have you already been playing around with Hot or Not lately? If so, what did you think of the new app?