10+ Best Gay Dating Apps of 2018 (That 100% Work!)

I decided to hop on the best gay dating app, a year ago. Although, I was skeptical about my decision, in the beginning, but things turned out to be good. But, I faced a problem…..

There were numerous dating apps but the options for the LGBTQ people were strictly limited. I went on reading the online reviews for each gay dating app I knew about but it was too time consuming and contradicting. But, I wouldn’t let you go through the same.

So, you sit back and read my top gay dating apps pick for you because nothing could be better than a recommendation coming from the person that belongs to the same category as you, right?

BONUS: We’ve published the list of best gay dating sites for people requesting desktop versions

Best Gay Dating Apps 2018:

1. OkCupid

OkCupid helps you to meet the gay singles around you. It was the first dating app which provided free and unlimited exchange of messages. This  app is considerably Tinder like app. Although it wasn’t originally started for the gay community but they identified this mistake quickly and took the required actions.

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The app is so organized, you can select the gender type you’re interested in and then narrow it down to the date by location, religion, and orientation. OKCupid uses GPS to find singles around you. The UI of OKCupid is good but not so smooth and attractive and being a user you might don’t like it.

The default size of the picture is pretty small which is kinda annoying, you’ve to click on large preview to see the full image. Their algorithm is pretty smart which helps to filter out boring people from matching. But, to make it work you’ve to answer their signup questions.

It may sound boring but the questions are really fun like “6 things you can’t live without,” and if you provide the right answers then their algorithm will work like a beast to help you find better and more connections than ever.

Here is our detailed OkCupid Review.

Also Read: Best Tinder Pick Up Lines (These lines are amazingly good to make sure nobody ignores you)

2. Grindr

Grindr is a geosocial networking application geared towards gay and bisexual men. If you’re looking for hookup sites then look no further. It is designed to help such men gay singles around you looking for sexual encounters, dating, and friendship.

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Grindr has established itself as a gay dating app since 2009 to bring the equality. After installing the Grindr, you’ll be displayed a lot of Grindr user profiles. From there, you can zip through the Grindr profiles to hit someone up. Grindr shows online dot for online connections which I find pretty handy.

This is one of the free gay apps, and you can download the app both for android, and iOs device. Grind is solely for gays. And, you can confirm users intentions by seeing one of the following things on their profile pictures.

  • Picture of a guy topless = wants to hook-up.
  • Picture of a guy fully clothed, particularly if it only shows his face = interested in dating or friends.
  • A topless picture where you only see the torso and not the guy’s face = closet case that wants to hook-up.

3. Zoosk

Zoosk is a multilingual dating app. Zoosk currently have more than 25 languages. Zoosk currently has 40,000,000 users and reportedly 3 million messages are sent every day. The app requires you to integrate with your social media account to get started. 

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Since Zoosk is available in 25 languages therefore you can except a lot of people from different culture. You’ll have to complete a quick survey so that they can find the best match for you. The one thing I like about Zoosk is that you can find the like-minded singles around you using the Zip code.

This is not built for just LGBT people, it’s a typical dating app, so you have to make sure you select “Men” in the interested in section. Zoosk is not free, but you can join the trial to make up your mind. Zoosk is available for Android, iOS, and also desktop.

Here is our detailed Zoosk Review.

4. Elite Singles

Elite Singles is dating app to meet smart and professional singles around you. In this list, Elite Singles has to be best gay dating app because they are not only legit but also safe. Elite’s 80% users hold a bachelor degree which distinctly indicates that you’ll find singles looking for serious relationships.

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Elite Singles has a very simple yet effective interface. You’ll be asked your gender and what gender you’re interested in. It has 5 factors personality questionnaire that brings best possible connection to meet gay singles around you.

The best part is, Elite singles allows you to sort people by a variety of categories including Distance, Education and Income, Smoking and Drinking Habits Desire to Have Kids, Age and Height, and Ethnicity and Religion.

Elite Single is a premium platform but it brings a lot to the table. First thing first, you can find well-educated singles which I believe to be the best ever feature. Every 8 minute, A single finds a love through their service and you can definitely be the one.

Also Read: Here is a list of lesbian dating apps (Do share with your lesbian friends)

5. Hinge

Hinge is a community of people looking for real connections. Hinge started back in 2016 and since then accumulated big database of active users.This app is flexible for Lesbian and Gay community. Hinge started really good but their app update kinda messed up right now.

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It suggested you matches based on Facebook friends mutuality since it uses Facebook account for its algorithm to work. This feature could break a good potential match, if compared to location-based apps, but it makes it safe for the users.

The other drawback of this app is that it’s not secure because it shares your personal Facebook bio like where you works, country and all to advertisers. The app filters out the weirdo and hook-up culture by making you connect with the friends of friends. Hinge is available for both Android & iOS users at free of cost.

Key Features

  • Here are few key features that you should really take care of. The source is discovered on Askmen’s blog post.
  • Avoids “randos” by only matching its users with Facebook friends of Facebook friends
  • Displays your mutual friends, which avoids meeting up with an ex’s pal, your parent’s friend, or otherwise
  • Shares interests that encourage real life meet-ups rather than lingering on the messenger, for example you’re both into dessert, why not meet up?

Also Read: Best Tinder openers  (If nobody replies you back then make sure to check these openers.)

6. U2nite

U2nite is a secure app for gay dating and boy chat. Though this app is last in our list but its the best gay chatting app you can find. U2nite is available for the iPhone users and uses real-time secure chat system.

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This app is particularly made for gays and it is totally free. They also promise that they don’t store data of any of the user and also claim that their system is very robust in terms of security. You’ve control over what information you want to display and what not – hides you location which makes it extremely secure and one of the best gay dating apps for chat.

The one downside of this application is that they are not available for the android users but still if you want to try them out then can use their web-based version which is very simple and easy to use.

If you’re serious about gay dating or just looking for gay social networking then GayDating.com is the site for you! It’s the premium gay online dating website for homosexuals. They offer free gay chat, photo gay personals and cutting edge gay dating advice all within a friendly online gay community.

It’s free to join and after filling out your own gay personal, you’ll have access to thousands of profiles by single gay men and single gay women looking for love, a date, or a relationship. No matter if you’re gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transsexual or a transgender gay single, you will be able to find a casual or long-term gay relationship at GayDating.com.

What’s your Thoughts?

These were our top picks for gay apps and available both iPhone & Android users. I listed these gay apps based on my personal experience. I’ve filtered out few apps because they turned out toxic.

I suggest you to use these apps very carefully and not give out confidential information online. Also, if you’ve any app that you’ve used and turned out to be good then comment down below, I’ll try it and love listing it in the article if liked.

Also Read: Best Tinder Bios (This is a great way the make the best ever first impression on someone through your bio.)

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