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10 Best Gay Dating Apps

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Gay rights movements have bore fruits, and now countries all over the world are giving in.  Being straight is not a default anymore. The most dearest freedom any person can have, is the freedom to express love to anyone you want, without being cascaded, alienated, discriminated, trolled, attacked, arrested or killed. Sexual orientation should not be used to judge people as if its a crime to feel affectionate. With that in mind, dating apps and sites are being rolled out customized specifically for the LGBTQ+ community, to connect, interact and forge relationships.

Here are the top 10 best gay dating apps that you can download.

1. Grindr

Grindr is a social network that brings together gay and bisexual men who want to meet other men close to them in a completely discreet and anonymous way, without having to give any personal information or having to fill out a profile with confidential information in order to register. This app uses every user’s exact location, which makes it easier for people to find others who are close to them. At a simple glance you can see which users are closer and which ones are online at that very moment.

You can filter available profiles according to certain values that help you find the guys who are closer to your specific tastes and preferences. Thus, you can set it to only talk to people who are a certain age, have certain looks, or are looking for a certain type of relationship. In each conversation you can insert text, pictures, or exact location, or block a user if you have to. Once a chat starts with a guy, it won’t matter if you change cities, the conversation will remain so you can keep chatting with them no matter how far you are from them.

Plus, in the private chat you establish with the other contact, you can send pictures with more privacy and without any adult content restrictions. With a presence in over 190 countries and with over seven million men registered, Grindr is the largest social network for homosexual, bisexual and hetero-curious men in the world. This tool makes contact between two people anywhere in the world much easier and is really accessible for anyone to use.

2. Tinder

Tinder is a dating app designed to help you find attractive people nearby to share common interests with. Get talking to them directly from the app itself and you’re on your way to going out on your first Tinder date. Tinder shows you other users in a very straightforward format. In fact, its trademark simplicity is what’s made it land an anchored spot upon the Olympus of all other dating apps – if you will. After logging on, you’ll see a photo of another user. If he or she is to your liking, you just tap on their photo to get more photos and some background information.

Then, swipe right if you liked him or her, otherwise swipe left if you didn’t. With these two simple gestures – swipe left and swipe right – managing your Tinder account is a synch. Now you can filter out anyone you aren’t immediately attracted to or get in touch with people you might actually like in a second flat. It goes without saying that the pictures you choose to upload onto Tinder are crucial, as they will totally determine how other users perceive you – much more so than on any other apps.

Within the settings options for Tinder (they’re also super simple), you select which gender and age range in which you are interested in, as well as filter out other users who you consider to be too far away. So, for example, you could have the app only show you men from 18 to 28 years old, located 5 kilometers or less away. Tinder is an excellent app for finding dates. Its outstanding simplicity and ease of use are unsurpassed. In just five minutes, you’ll see dozens of different people you could probably have a good time with, although that all depends what you’re really looking for.

3. OkCupid

OkCupid is a dating app similar to Badoo or Tinder that lets you connect with other people who are mutually interested. Like on all of these social apps, you have to create your own profile, where you can upload pictures and personal info. In OkCupid you can also answer hundreds of optional questions that let you enhance your profile in order to find better matches. When you start out on OkCupid you can choose what type of relationship you’re looking for and search for profiles that match that.

For example, if you’re only interested on friendships with people of the same sexual orientation, you can find people that are looking for that as well. OkCupid is an excellent alternative for meeting people. Like almost all apps of this type, it lets you find interesting people near you, chat with them, and if both of you want to, even get together.

4. Scruff

Scruff is a dating app that you can use to network with guys that are both nearby or even all the way across the world. With million of users on the lookout for potential dates on this social network, you’ll gain open access to a good part of the dating pool of Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer men. After initially creating your profile, you’ll be ready to meet tons of people from different communities.

In order to get dating you’ll get to choose whether you’d prefer to contact them directly or wait to see if they reply to your messages. Plus, you can skim through the loads of profiles available, and use Scruff Match’s own algorithm to find the best potential matches among people who share common interests, go to the same events as you or who travel like you do. All from this one single app.

Scruff chat is one of the major selling points this app has to offer. Send messages, videos and photos instantly and sync them to all your devices. Plus, you can send funny GIFs thanks to a Giphy-integrated keyboard that’s accessible from within the app itself. Scruff is an excellent social network for dating that’s well-designed and handy. It’s also a staple dating app for the gay guys, bisexual, trans and queer community.

5. Hornet

Hornet is a social network aimed exclusively at a gay audience. It is, in a nutshell, very similar to Tinder or Badoo, but limits its remit to men looking to meet other men. One thing that sets Hornet apart from similar apps is that you don’t need an account to view other people’s profiles or even send them messages. Still, you’ll get way more attention if you do put together a full profile, complete with information and pictures.

Hornet has a potent chat feature for conversing with other users and sending photos privately. Plus, it’s got a robust search tool that lets you find people by username or tag. Hornet is a very useful app for male users looking to meet other people of the same gender. Thanks to the powerful search tool, it should be super easy to find people who share your tastes.

6. Blued

Blued is an app specially geared towards the gay community that lets helps you meet people near you and establish a conversation with millions of people depending on your interests and preferences. One of the greatest features of Blued is that it doesn’t have a location limitation, like most other similar apps, so you can establish a conversation with anyone who’s anywhere in the planet. There are no virtual borders. On the other hand, you can contact a person depending on your preferences because everyone has a detailed profile that includes their hobbies as well as basic information such as age, height and weight.

Access their pics and leave a comment, just like you would with any other social network. You can start to interact with friends and strangers by placing a comment on any of the pictures they’ve posted. Another great feature of Blued is that includes a live broadcasting feature that lets you broadcast anything you want to share with your friends and followers and interact with them live. This gives your profile an added value and lets you connect with more people.

7. happn

happn is a rather peculiar social app that lets you know if you’re about to cross paths (in the street, in a restaurant, on the bus, wherever) with someone that you might like to know. Using happn is as simple as signing up for the service through Facebook and leaving the app running in the background on your phone. From then on, whenever a person who also has the app installed is nearby, you’ll receive a notification. In happn’s settings, you can indicate the type of people you’d like to meet.

That way, you can set it up so you only receive notifications for men or women, or people in a particular age range (for example, 18-28).After receiving the notification, you can start chatting with that person, and, in a few seconds, decide whether you want to continue talking face-to-face. happn is a different sort of app for meeting new people, though it only works if there are enough users in your area. Nonetheless, you’re likely to find it handy if you want to date someone nearby.

8. Romeo

Romeo is a Grindr/Tinder-style social app that lets you meet men. Like Grindr, it’s aimed exclusively at gay men. One of the strengths of Romeo is the number of filters you can use when searching for matches. As usual for apps like this you can pick the age range that you’re interested in, but on top of that you can set your preferred height or weight, and even add ‘tags’ to be even more specific in your searches.

Keeping in mind the large number of options for filtering, it’s very important that Romeo users take their time in putting together their own profiles. You can add public and private pics, and loads and loads of info about yourself. The more info you add, the more likely you are to connect with interesting people. Romeo is an excellent social platform to meet people who share your interests.

9. Zoosk

Zoosk is a social app that lets you meet new people near (or far) from where you are, view their pictures, exchange text messages and, who knows, maybe even meet in person. The way Zoosk works is much like similar apps like Tinder. Basically, you can view other user’s profiles and quickly indicate whether you like them or not. While doing so you can take a look at the pictures and info on each profile, which usually includes age, interests, expectations, etc.

As usual for these kinds of apps, users can create search filters in order to find people who better fit their interests. This way you can, for example, find single women between 25 and 30 years old who don’t smoke. You can also create a filter to find people who live in the same city as you. Zoosk is a very interesting dating app that comes with a good user community and good number of features. If you want to have any real visibility, however, you’ll most likely have to pay a bit of money.

10. Jack’d

Jack’d is a diverse and authentic app for gay, bi and curious guys to connect, chat, share, and meet. Whether you’re looking to chat, make friends, start a relationship or keep it casual – with multiple public and private pics, a worldwide grid, and endless matching, you’ll find him on Jack’d. Jack’d believes that everyone should be proud of who they are and where they come from; and that technology goes further when it brings people closer together. We all have different body types, opinions and preferences, and on Jack’d – those differences make us stronger.

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