12 Best LGBT Dating Apps of 2017

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12 Best LGBT Dating Apps of 2017

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews • 8/11/17

Nothing has changed the world of online dating more than dating apps, especially for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transexual singles. You can now fill out your profile and start searching for matches while you’re on the bus, waiting in line at the post office, or having drinks at the bar. No muss, no fuss.

It doesn’t matter if you want to make new friends, find someone to hook up with, or get into a serious relationship — these 12 dating apps are perfect for anyone within the LGBT community.

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Zoosk

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Zoosk is exploding in popularity with LGBT singles, and it boasts one of the slickest apps on the market. Getting started is free and easy, as is finding like-minded singles in and around any zip code. No need to waste time on long surveys either: just a couple questions and the app will start working its magic for you.

Monthly Users: 3.8 million

App Download: Try Zoosk Free

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Elite Singles

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Elite Singles is a fantastic option for LGBT singles, especially those who value education and are a little older. More than 80% of its members have earned a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree (or some combo of the three), and more than 90% are aged 30 or over. For free, you can get the app, create a profile, and browse for and receive matches — among other things.

Monthly Users: 290,000

App Download: Try Elite Singles Free

It’s known that Adult Friend Finder is a popular choice among straight singles, but it’s also a go-to for homosexual and bisexual singles. The site has more than 77 million members and sees more than 25.5 million visitors a month — a significant number of them being from the LGBT community. In addition to selecting the sexual orientation of your ideal match, you can also select your preferred location, age, and interests.

Monthly Users: 25.5 million

App Download: Try AFF Free

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Match.com

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The world’s most famous dating site also happens to boast the most gay and lesbian users who are looking for serious dates and relationships. Its app is super intuitive and easy to use, and it’s truly refreshing to communicate with the mature, relationship-oriented singles you’ll find on Match.com.

Monthly Users: 13.5 million

App Download: Try Match.com Free

Horny gay and lesbian singles and couples alike will feel right at home on FriendFinder-X — whether it’s a one-night stand, threesome, swinging partner, affair, or sex advice that they’re looking for. It doesn’t cost anything to register, search by sexual orientation, gender, age, location, and more, and flirt.

Monthly Users: 12.2 million

App Download: Try FriendFinder-X Free

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Hornet

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With over 10 million gay members, Hornet is the second largest gay dating app out there — not to mention they have numerous high star ratings from users. Besides being such a popular app, Hornet also has a user-friendly desktop version too, making it easy to meet like-minded men no matter what device you’re using or where you are.

URL: https://hornetapp.com/

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Tinder

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Who knew a swipe right could mean so much? Tinder is one of the simplest dating apps on the market. It uses your Facebook profile to build your base and geographic location to find you some nearby friends. Bonus: With Tinder Plus, you can undo an accidental swipe.

URL: https://www.gotinder.com/

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Grindr

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Grindr doesn’t waste any time concerned with true compatibility or companionship. Instead, this app is all about accessibility and timeliness. It uses your phone’s location-based services to match you with guys nearby — no wait time necessary.

URL: http://www.grindr.com/

HER is an app for queer, bisexual and lesbian women. You can connect with women based on location, interests or by a quick game of “Would You Rather?” It also uses Facebook to verify your existence, so there won’t be any women-seeking robots.

URL: https://weareher.com/

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Scruff

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Scruff is not for wusses. This dating app for bi, gay and curious men with some hair on their chest and dirt in their nails. From gym rats to military men to outdoorsy types, Scruff hooks you up with just your type of dude. You can even filter out no-gos by height and weight.

URL: http://www.scruff.com/

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GuySpy

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GuySpy lets you see men the way you want, whether it’s by geographic location or strictly by your preferred criteria. There’s also a travel mode for on-the-go guys while you’re trekking out of town for business or pleasure.

URL: http://www.guyspy.com/

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Mister X

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Mister X is the bigger and better version of bringing your buddy out to the bar — he knows what you’re into but won’t get sloppy and spill beer down your shirt. This app for gay men uses a system that becomes accustomed to what guys you like and filters out the duds. It even has a MISTER X Code, a list of core values each user should have — acting like an adult tops the list of necessities.

Social Clout: 29,000+ Facebook Likes

URL: http://www.misterapp.com/

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