While Grindr may be the most popular gay app out there, with its 10 million members, there are several others that deserve a shout out. The market for gay apps continues to grow each year, so it’s no surprise that the LGBT community is looking for variety and always on the search for the next best thing. So, today we have pulled together some other gay dating apps that you may not have heard of yet, but might well be worth the download.
Surge is just like Tinder for the gay community. The interface is very simple. You see a user’s profile. If you like him, you swipe to the right. If you don’t, you swipe to the left. If you and the other person both like each other, you will be able to chat and message one another. It’s easy to use and got great reviews. Unfortunately, it’s not a well-known commodity yet, so it may take a little time to beef up its database of singles.
Hornet doesn’t consider itself just a dating site. CEO and co-founder, Sean Howell, says that “People don’t just use us for dating. They’re using us for business networking, to get a job, to explore moving, [and] to plan their vacations.”
The free version of the site is very user friendly and allows you to see unlimited profiles. You can keep scrolling through user profiles for hours. If you upgrade to the paid version of the app, you are then allowed to see what users visited your profile. It’s marketed as a classier alternative to many of the other gay dating apps on the market.
VGL is like the gay hookup version of Hot or Not. Users rank each other on their attractiveness and profiles can be sorted by highest rankings, so you can just view the hottest guys. This is where the free version ends though. To reach out and chat with your selected hotties, you need to purchase the premium version. The paid app, however, costs a pricey $9.99 per month.