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.
If masculinity isn’t high on your list of priorities, I wouldn’t necessarily look here.
Scruff is hookup oriented, but does have a ‘match’ function if you’re looking for dates.
As is the case anywhere a lot of people gather, there’s something on Grindr for everyone – from one night stands and fuckbuddies to long term relationships.
Launched in 2009 as the first ‘geosocial’ dating app (i.e.
Chappy’s ‘USP’ is that you can slide a scale at the top of the app to select ‘Mr Right’, ‘Mr Right Now’ (clever) or ‘Mr Who Knows’ to find guys who are looking for the same.
You can then swipe, Tinder style, through the filtered buffet.
There was a time when gay dating was an IRL affair, based around your local gay bar or well known cruising spot.
Now, finding a guy usually means grabbing a phone and browsing your options.
All you need to do to get started is sign up, set your preferences and scroll through guys close by.