The 8 Best Gay Dating Apps for iPhone and Android

Online dating is difficult for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. Finding the right person and making sure you find them is a big deal. Dating apps for LGBTQ+ folks have been on the rise lately. There is no need to waste time with trial and error to find the most suitable one among these apps. In this list, we have brought together the best gay dating apps that can help you find your match with advanced algorithms and privacy features.

The Best LGBTQ+ Dating Apps

Here are the best gay dating apps you can download from the App Store or Google Play. 


Grindr, the first app that comes to mind when it comes to the best gay dating apps, offers a social networking platform for trans, gay, bi and queer people. In the app, you can see suitable candidates near you, group chat, find what you need with detailed filters, and more. If you buy the premium subscription of the free gay dating app called Grindr XTRA, you can view up to 600 profiles, access premium filters and send multiple photos at once.

Grindr on the App Store

Grindr on Google Play

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Extremely popular with over 15 million users, SCRUFF is an independent, LGBTQ owned and operated company. Offering a very powerful search and filtering algorithm, users can share their stories with multiple profile pictures, rich profiles, private albums and more. You can also see LGBTQ events in SCRUFF, where you can see and chat with people around you or from anywhere in the world.

Scruff on Google Play

Scruff on the App Store


Hornet is one of the best gay dating apps with over 35 million users, allowing queer people to connect with gay, lesbian, bi, trans, non-binary and queer users through chat, photos, videos and LGBTQ news. By uploading your videos and photos and creating content on Queer, which behaves like a social media app, you can create a follower base and earn gay-themed awards from your followers.

Hornet on the App Store

Hornet on Google Play

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SURGE is a free dating app created for gays, bisexuals, trans and queer people to meet, chat and meet guys. All you have to do to find gay men near you in the ad-free app is to swipe right to like a guy and swipe left to pass. 

SURGE on Google Play

SURGE on the App Store


As one of the best LGBTQ+ dating apps, Disco is designed for people in the queer, bisexual, trans, and gay community. In the app, you can swipe, match, chat, and meet the perfect partner. In its premium version, you can also see who already likes you and get unlimited likes.  

DISCO on Google Play

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As an independent, LGBTQ+ owned and operated app, Jack’d allows users to connect with a diverse community of bi, trans, queer, and gay. Using the app, you can swipe through multiple pics anf quickly message, favorite, or unlock private photos. You can easy organize and share your photos and videos on private albums, send and receive unlimited provate photos, search guys by who they are, what they’re into, relationship status, and more. 

Jack’d on the App Store

Jack’d on Google Play


Offering unlimited scrolling, unlimited free chat, and unlimited free video calling in its free version, ROMEO is one of the best LGBTQ+ dating apps. Again, in the free version, you can meet people close to you, access search options, customize your profile and share your private pictures for a limited time. In its paid version, it offers features such as ‘appear offline’, unlimited photo upload, and hiding your profile visits.

ROMEO on the App Store

ROMEO on Google Play

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Zoe, which is a special application for lesbian, bisexual and queer women, works with a simple match algorithm. In the application, you can upload your profile photo and private photos from your photo album, or from your Facebook or Instagram account. You can also set preferred age and distance range in the app.

Zoe on the App Store

Zoe on Google Play

Written by Jordan Bevan


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