Log in or sign up to create your own posts. No matter where you roam, you won't be alone. By Sarah Karlan BuzzFeed News Reporter J. Lester Feder BuzzFeed News Reporter Michelle Rial BuzzFeed Staff. We decided to see which hook up apps designed specifically for gay men are used most around the world, based on the number of downloads in different countries.
All data has been sourced from App Annie. The data is based on the number of downloaded apps through the iOS App Store and Google Play in August, a month chosen to keep the comparisons standardized. App Annie considers that the best way, in this particular case, to independently measure an app's market penetration. We only list the top-rated app for August, but your favorite app may have been a close second or come out on, um, top in another month, since the competition is fierce.
You might be rightly thinking, "What about queer women? App Annie only identified two major apps targeting lesbians: LesPark , which is strongest in China, and HER , which has consistently ranked at around the th most popular free app in the U. Apple App store since July, on some days topping Grindr's downloads. Here are the apps gay men are using — in many different languages — to find Mr. The world's "largest gay social network" truly is just that.
According to the app, over 2 million dudes in countries use Grindr each and every day. Users are grouped into "tribes" and can browse profiles of users in their area. You can apply filters to narrow your search and send photos in chat, as well as make a very short profile description. Of course, being the most popular doesn't always mean you're the best. Allows users to find men by proximity, see who has checked their profiles, buy and send gifts, and browse through profiles. Users can also pay to unlock premium in-app features.
The app is available in over fifteen languages including Korean, Russian, and Swedish. All users or "Romeos" can classify photos into five different categories: Say ahoy to your next boy! Social networking at its finest, Scruff expands to include more than five million gay, bisexual and curious guys. 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.
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! 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. It focuses on events going on around you, your friends and your interests. You can check in at different places and see where the gay people around you love to go. What makes a dating app even better? As the editor-in-chief of DatingAdvice. When I'm not writing about cheese or my year love affair with Leonardo DiCaprio, I'm listening to The Beatles, watching Harry Potter reruns I'm a proud Slytherin! How to Choose Between Two Women: Hunt Ethridge, Men's Dating.
Mike Goldstein, Women's Dating. Is Online Dating for Me? Latin Dating Sites Senior Dating Sites Single Parent Dating Sites. If you are in the United States or even Canada , eHarmony is the first site I would sign up for. As a side note, it is worth paying for a good subscription on eHarmony to have the highest level of functionality. Remember, your dating life, just like your career, is an investment that will pay off in the end with enough patience and diligence.
If online dating was boxing, Match. It is a site that has a large number of members, longevity, site functionality and pricing options. I used this site for two years while I was living in New York and had quite a few dates. Unlike eHarmony though, I spent a lot more time weeding through lower quality profiles. A sister site to Match. The signup process can be a bit tedious, but I am always for thorough sign up processes because it helps weed out the unmotivated daters and spammers.
One of the main downsides of this site is that you have to pay to be able to have decent search functionality. Nevertheless, if you run out of options on the sites above, sign up for this website, and see what happens. Lavalife is a decent site that is popular in the U. Plenty of Fish POF is completely free to use and sign up. This might sound great, but it is not. As they say, you get what you pay for. Because it is free, you will find that you will need to send out tons of messages even to just get one response.
I also found that the overall quality of the members on POF was lower than the pay sites I mentioned above. Sign up for POF when you have completely exhausted the other fine options above. Nevertheless, it has a massive membership base and I have friends who give it much praise maybe they have the magic touch , so it is worth adding to your dating site list as a last resort.
Your best bet if you are looking for Asian dating options will be to sign up for Match. Most of the general dating sites I mentioned in Section 1 will allow you to search for Asians to date. BBWCupid has the usual awesome, clean interface with all the functionality you will find in my most favorite sister site, BrazilCupid.