you can see who’s nearby), Grindr has grown to dominate both the actual market and the entire concept of gay hookup culture.The general consensus is that Grindr is only for hookups, but this isn’t necessarily true.As is also the case with large gatherings of people, there’s a lot of bigotry and generally unacceptable behaviour on Grindr.
Who it’s for: everyone Grindr, you may have heard of it?
Launched in 2009 as the first ‘geosocial’ dating app (i.e.
Since a change at the top in 2016, Grindr has been on a one-app mission to be the centre of gay universe, with big events, an online magazine and a gay emoji keyboard. Who it’s for: older, hairier, masc Scruff, as the name suggests, is the hairier, bearier alternative to Grindr.
The age range of users skews a little older than its main rival, and they are more uniformly of the muscular persuasion.
You should be able to find both hookups or relationships on Jack’d, but it is a little more NSA friendly.
Who it’s for: everyone Hornet’s USP seems to be ‘we do Grindr better than Grindr’.Being slightly more niche appeal than Grindr, Scruff doesn’t have the same critical mass of users, nor the cultural clout.However, if you see the word Scruff and don’t immediately shout ‘Oh Scruff Pit Crew’ in your best Mama Ru voice, then why are we even doing this?Hornet has been slowly beating out other apps worldwide through its news and content delivery, especially in Brazil, but has yet to dislodge Grindr and its other rivals from the top spot in the UK or US.Who it’s for: who knows You’re probably most familiar with Chappy from it filling every available ad space on your social media.Hornet is pitched more towards being a community platform than just a gay dating app, and you’ve got the option to follow people for updates or see events and stories.