Now being a single pringle ready to mingle I thought to myself, why not? Which are the best gay dating apps? Ranging from the apps that Cupid would be proud of to the apps that try and fail miserably there are literally countless numbers of apps out there for you to chose from.
Love it or hate it the fact is that most emphasis on most, but not all gay men have been on it at some point over the last six or seven years. It simply shows 1 profile picture for you, shows you people around you and lets you input basic information about who you are and what you are looking for. It could be to remove the ridiculous amount of adverts that are on the free version. Hence there are a lot of guys on there that are after one thing and one thing only.
Download POF For months I have resisted the urge to join Plenty of Fish because, rightly or wrongly, I saw this type of site as the last chance saloon of singledom.
Now I fully accept that was being prejudiced having that view and I took the plunge some months ago and signed myself up with an account. I have to say that I was surprised a little with what you are given. Unfortunately, the app does load other users that are near you so if you happen to check it while travelling about you may have to disappoint some people that message you thinking you are local when in fact you are just travelling through.
You might be surprised at what you see. Again, the app is only as good as what you put into it. Put rubbish in, get rubbish out. It also seemed to struggle with logging in quite a lot more than Grindr anyway which is saying something. You will find the same guys on it mind you. Except on this one its long walks and snuggles and on Grindr its long dicks and group sessions. Far be it for me to quote trade descriptions at them as I oversell myself but seriously?
It gives you more functionality than Grindr ability to view your profile views for example without having to pay for it but it is slightly temperamental. Not only in my experience but some of the reviews on the app store also give it a scathing report that it is unstable and not very user friendly. Worth a look and see what you think. I do however think the name is lame. Download Hornet Now hornet seems to be a mix of all the others.
What I also like about Hornet is that it asks you if you know your HIV status and when you were last checked. As a promoter of good sexual health, this is a big tick in the box for me. An app that seems to actually care… Booty call usefulness again depends on your profile. It is reasonably well designed, clear and easy to understand. It follows the same sort of layout as the website profiles and gives you pretty much all the same information as the full website.
The days of sitting on Gaydar just for the chat rooms are long gone. Having a look around online and talking to other people I get the impression that everyone has a profile on there, but not many people actually use it or update it. After this little exercise I decided to completely delete my profile on there… No real reason other than I very rarely got anything from it and I decided it was the end of an era.
Yes, it is basic but functionality wise it offers a lot and some of the guys on there are a laugh. You can search for members, use your location to find other people, message and post on the forums but is pretty much it.
Whereas the mobile web page lets you do much more. I mainly use the mobile web page now, to be honest. I may also be the person that subscribes monthly to get access to the porn videos. Far better than storing them on my laptop. I think I bought my first sex toy from the Fitlads shop. For that reason, well that reason and others, it will always have a little soft spot in my heart. Well for those that also love the male form with a little bit of hair or not then Scruff is the app for you.
And yes I have also had some good times from it. But like all the others, it is an app where what you put in is what you get back out again. I know a fair few people that have met their partners in a roundabout way through Recon. Now that being said, Recon is very much aimed at those with a kinkier side to their personality.
From the hardcore through to the milder tame stuff. The app, just like the website, is very geared up at the sexual aspect detailing what you are into, what your body is like and what you can be contacted for. The app allows messages, searching based on your current location, editing your profile and searching for Recon events in your area. Go on, it may surprise you….