10 Best Gay Dating Apps & Sites

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10 Best Gay Dating Apps & Sites

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews

The best gay dating apps and sites take you on an adventure in the LGBTQ+ dating scene. They help you feel comfortable in your sexuality and free to pursue your desires in a discreet, anonymous setting.

Dating can be difficult for LGBTQ+ singles, but our top 10 sites and apps for gay men can make your search simple and easy so you can worry about more important things — like what you’re going to wear on your first date.




Match has the largest concentration of gay singles than any other dating site or app — not to mention it’s also responsible for the most first dates, second dates, relationships, and marriages. In addition to filtering your search preferences by sexual orientation, you can also filter by age, location, interests, ethnicity, and religion, among others. When you’ve found a match, you can virtually like them or send them a wink — for free!




For gay men on the go, it hardly gets any better than Zoosk. The app is integrated with Facebook and Google+, so signup is a breeze. You can yay, nay, or maybe 38 million potential matches in the Carousel as well as the Online Now, Connections, and SmartPick™ sections. Zoosk will also make compatible match suggestions based on your on-site behavior (who you like or don’t like, etc.). Once you find someone you like, send an IM, message, or even a virtual gift.

When you’re looking for a hookup or no-strings-attached sex, FriendFinder-X has your back. The site has millions of members, with 64% of them being men, and you can search by sexual orientation as well as age, location, appearance, and sexual interests, to name a few filters. Once a hot guy (or two) catches your eye, flirt with them via private emails and photos, real-time chat, and two-way webcams.




Bragging Rights: the world’s biggest mobile network of guys

There’s a reason Grindr is so popular among gay guys — it works. With such a huge user base, you have the opportunity to meet countless men who are just around the corner from you. A grid shows you profiles of men, organized by their distance away from you. You can chat with them or send pictures and your location. The first step is just to get on there and get grinding!

URL: http://www.grindr.com/




Bragging Rights: One of the longest-running gay dating sites

OhMojo.com has been around for over a decade, and it’s a great place for guys to meet other guys — whether it’s for friendship, dating, relationships, or even marriage. It’s a simple site that’s easy to navigate around, and the team behind OhMojo are always listening to their members and adding new features as requested.

URL: http://www.ohmojo.com




Bragging Rights: 4.1-star rating in Google Play

Described as “the global network for meeting gay men,” Skout will introduce you to the boy next door, as well as the man on the other side of the globe. You can chat, see who checked you out and save your favorite users. You can even earn points to gain access to premium features, as well as promote your own profile with in-app features. Say ahoy to your next boy!

URL: http://www.skout.com/




Bragging Rights: 73,640+ Twitter followers

Social networking at its finest, Scruff expands to include more than five million gay, bisexual and curious guys. You can check out who’s interested in you, as well as connect with the fellas you’re actually interested in. Sharing pictures and videos has never been easier. Whether you like a little scruff or you prefer clean-shaven men, this app is definitely worth trying.

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




Bragging Rights: more than 5 million members

The only guys you find on Jack’d will be active – you know that because accounts are deleted after three months of not being used. Not only do you get to meet men who are currently using the app, but you also have extended profile filtering, a favorites and followers list and scene selection. Now you just have to meet your Jack, wherever he might be!

URL: https://www.jackd.mobi/




Bragging Rights: 4.5-star rating in the App Store

Are you looking to meet more bears in more places? Then GROWLr is for you! You can differentiate between public and private photos on your profile, as well as send and receive private messages and pictures. The app also includes current listings for Bear Runs and Bear Bars. If you’re looking for someone to cuddle or rough you up a bit, you should check it out.

URL: http://www.growlrapp.com/




Bragging Rights: Over 25 million users

If you’re sick of finding people based on appearances, Hornet will be the breath of fresh air you’re looking for. It focuses on inspiring compatible dates based on mutual interests, and it has over 25 million users worldwide. You can check in at different places and see where the gay people around you love to go. Don’t think of this as a “hookup app.” It’s a social network, and it’s one you want to be a part of.

URL: https://hornetapp.com/