In the bear dating world, Scruff allows you to share photos with individual guys easily by adjusting your privacy settings.
Meanwhile, GROWLr has a robust and detailed events section, in case you want to bring some bros to an event.
It’s a great way to gauge who at a concert or club is willing to see where things go.
HER is more community-minded than most dating apps, and it allows you to upload text files in addition to photos, as well as mark other people as friends instead of potential matches.
The gold standard for serious, monogamously-minded straight people is still e Harmony, but because that site refuses to let anyone other than “breeders” join (only heterosexual matches allowed), it’s difficult to sing its praises. OKCupid maintains its intellectual branding by collecting data on all of its users (answers to public quiz questions, that is) and publishing reports on what sort of behaviors gets people matched up.
Surge is the second most beloved dating app in the data set above, and it’s the number one most highly rated app for gay guys.
All the apps listed in this section have options for guys looking for a serious relationship, but their primary function is to hook up strangers quickly.
Do you shoot for the most aesthetically pleasing offering, or do you test out the app with the highest number of users?
Do you delve into the expansive and whimsical world of niche dating apps, or look up something a little more established?
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It was created in Southern Germany in 2011 and boasts over 20 million worldwide users, though admittedly it’s more popular outside the United States.
Jaumo is free to use, though its “red carpet version” is available to users as well.
Mingle is free as well, and it adds a group chat function — remember AIM singles chatrooms? Mingle takes a chatroom, adds in Chatroulette, and puts the whole thing on your phone.