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.
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
|Gender Ratio||M: 48% | F: 52%*|
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
|Gender Ratio||M: 43% | F: 57%*|
Adult Friend Finder
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
|Gender Ratio||M: 65% | F: 35%*|
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
|Gender Ratio||M: 49% | F: 51%*|
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
|Gender Ratio||M: 64% | F: 36%*|
The MenNation brand has been around for more than two decades, so you know it’s a trusted name in the LGBT dating space. Complete a couple of steps (like providing your age and location), and then start searching for that perfect match — whether it be a one-night stand, date, relationship, marriage.
Monthly Users: 780,000
App Download: Try MenNation Free
|Gender Ratio||M: 95% | F: 5%*|
LesbianPersonals is where the horny gay girls can find one another. You have more than 30 million members to choose from and numerous ways to get to know them, including public forums, private chat and photos, and live webcams. You can keep your wallet in your purse, too, because LesbianPersonals is totally free.
Monthly Users: 500,000
App Download: Try LesbianPersonals Free
|Gender Ratio||M: 10% | F: 90%*|
Taimi is somewhat of a new face to the LGBT dating app industry, but it has a lot of great things going for it. For example, your safety is the top priority. The Taimi team ensures every person is who they say they are via a verification process, and they protect each user via a two-factor authentication process. It’s not all serious stuff, though. Taimi also has cool features like built-in video calls and user-created posts, discussions, and events.
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.
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.
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.
HER (formerly Dattch)
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.
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