We decided to see which hook up apps designed specifically for gay men are used most around the world, based on the number of downloads in different countries. The data is based on the number of downloaded apps through the i OS App Store and Google Play in August, a month chosen to keep the comparisons standardized.
(App Annie considers that the best way, in this particular case, to independently measure an app's market penetration.) We only list the top-rated app for August, but your favorite app may have been a close second or come out on, um, top in another month, since the competition is fierce.
Features: Users are grouped into "tribes" and can browse profiles of users in their area.
You can apply filters to narrow your search and send photos in chat, as well as make a very short profile description.
Of course, being the most popular doesn't always mean you're the best.
Most popular in: USA, UK, Mexico, Brazil, Bahrain, Australia, France, Indonesia This app markets itself as "the global network for meeting gay men." Features: Allows users to find men by proximity, see who has checked their profiles, buy and send gifts, and browse through profiles.
Features: In addition to the classic grid view, users can swipe through profiles, like on Tinder. A new feature called "Venture" allows allows users to connect with guys who are traveling or arriving nearby soon.
The app is available in over fifteen languages including Korean, Russian, and Swedish.
HER’s modern hybrid of dating and social networking is a refreshing break from the pressure to hook-up or fuck off that embodies some competitors.
Setting up my HER profile took less than five minutes; I just signed in with Facebook, selected a couple pictures from my various social media feeds and filled out my stats.
Hornet is now available (beta version only) on a web platform as well, accessible from a desktop or laptop.
Most popular in: Russia, Thailand 9monsters is a unique social app from Japan with a focus on the Asia-Pacific area.