What are the best gay dating apps for Android?

Whether you are into casual dating, friendships, hookups, or just a hopeless romantic, you might want to go through our list of the best gay dating apps for Android. Who knows, your soulmate might be one swipe away because we believe love wins!

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  1. 4

    #1Zoosk

    Zoosk

    Zoosk is dating app for gays available for Android. It is an international dating site that is integrated with Facebook, making you sure that the profiles in the app are real.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Benjamin Kelly
    Written on June 3, 2019
    "I wouldnt recommend this a dating app for gays, cause there are a lot of women in this app. Just try Grindr or something."
  2. 2

    #2Bumble

    Bumble

    Bumble is a dating app where women make the first move and a respond must be done within 24 hours or else the connection will expire, which is changing the archaic dating rules. But, in same-sex matches, either person can message first. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Timothy Fowler
    Written on March 20, 2019
    "To be fair, Bumble is among those gay dating sites that feature a verification process to actually prove that you really exist. I have used tinder before and it didn't even come close to Bumble in terms of security and the quality of matches. Can I just say the guys on this app are more educated and they look so damn fine!"
  3. 1

    #3Swagy

    Swagy

    Swagy is a gay dating app available for both iOS and Android. It has features that allow you to get a fast date, the app will show you two gay profile in one roll.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amit Tata
    Written on June 3, 2019
    "This honestly, is an underrated gem! Probably the best gay dating app that i've tried. This one is really safe and all the people that i've met here are really sweet."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know the rise of mobile apps and online dating websites gives people access to more potential partners? Moreover, it makes it easier for someone to find what they are looking for a partner. It also helps people to enjoy hookups that don't have to lead to relationships. Yet have you ever wonder what gay people have to endure when it comes to dating? Sure, we all know dating is difficult in general, but gay chat is even harder. Why? Because being gay adds another level of complexity to the dating process. But thanks to the rising popularity of gay dating apps, gay people have started to find people to date and do hookups with. There are also the best gay dating apps for relationships if you are looking after a serious boyfriend.

Nowadays, there is no stigma at all attached to men seeking dating apps. In turn, there has been a lot of research suggesting that dating apps can cause a downturn in the mental health of its users. Yes, dating apps distance people from making real connections with other people offline. Because they connect with other people online rather than forming real-life authentic connections. Of course, there is no problem of using dating apps, be it for dating or a casual hook-up. But you have to minimize the time spent looking at your phone and start socializing in real life. 

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    #4Queerby

    Queerby

    Queerby is a free mobile application targetted for the queer community wherein they can find a comprehensive list of activities and events to do in your location. It has a location-based guide provided to help you. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Matt Belanger
    Written on July 9, 2019
    "I love this new app! A queer/gay/lesbian/bi/trans/allies guide to events, clubs and bars all based on your location. There's an option to chat with others too, and it's much more focused on exploration vs. traditional hookups. They started with New York and now have expanded to 8 more cities around the world. I live in NYC and used it for Pride, but it was super useful during my trip to London for Pride - takes the hassle out of researching when on vacation!"
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    #5MeetOutside

    MeetOutside

    MeetOutside is a free dating and chatting app where users can find a hookup or potential partner. With the dating app, users can meet men and women of three sexual orientations such as gay, lesbian, and straight people.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jack Son
    Written on May 3, 2019
    "I have installed many apps but maximum apps are asking for money..I found few gays for chatting and dating on this app, so i recommended this. You can try this if you want as this is absolutely free."
  3. 0

    #6Grindr

    Grindr

    Grindr is a gay dating app for Android and iOS that lets gay, bi, trans, and queer people chat amongst themselves. The app uses your phone's location to find other members that are nearby.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bobby Simmons
    Written on June 3, 2019
    "A generally good men seeking men app, i've read a few bad comments about this app. but i tried it, and i never experience any bad moments with this app. Found a few flings and hookups here too before."
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    #7Taimi

    Taimi

    Taimi is a dating and social network app exclusively for the gay community. This app allows you to form quality connections and lets you share your thoughts fearlessly. It is available for both iOS and Android.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Benito Caballero
    Written on June 3, 2019
    "the guys on this app are better than any other app I've used (not that i use a ton but still). they are way nicer to talk to, everything isn't all about hooking up and you get matches often. i recommend getting this app if other gay dating apps aren't working for you"
  5. 0

    #8Her

    Her

    Her is a dating app for lesbian, bisexual and queer women worldwide. Through this app, users will be able to meet queer people near them and chat with them. This also includes events specifically targetted for the LGBTQ community. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Peter Delgado
    Written on July 20, 2018
    "Wow, 3 million users in 55 countries. What a world! I guess a lot of folks are out the closet these days, and good for them! Sadly, you need the premium version to do just about anything you would really want to do, and there are a bewildering aray of in-app potential purchases."
  6. 0

    #9Scruff

    Scruff

    Scruff is a dating app for gay and bisexual men Android users. They have a total of 12 million users worldwide, they also have powerful search and filters where you can find the exact guy that you want.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Chen Yao
    Written on June 3, 2019
    "Meh. This one is a hassle, offline mode is not that helpful, it also glitches a lot.,"
  7. 0

    #10Jack'd

    Jack'd

    Jack'd is a free gay social network where you'll find people near to you. Build your unique profile and enjoy all the features that Jack'd sets for you, as a free chat, custom filters, and a matchmaker.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Andy Su
    Written on March 20, 2019
    "If you are looking for casual hookups or just friends, I am recommending this gay dating app to you. But I personally find hookups as something not so meaningful. I am more into friends-turn-lovers kind of person. This is a free dating app so yeah, enjoy!"
  8. 0

    #11GROWLr

    GROWLr

    GROWLr is a social networking app for gay bears. A Bear is a masculine gay man who belongs to a very inclusive part of the gay community. This app allows only males 18 years or older.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vibhore Rathore
    Written on June 3, 2019
    ""Growlr has experianced an error" no matter what i try and do and its been like this for months. What the heck is your problem???!!!"
  9. -1

    #12OkCupid

    OkCupid

    OkCupid is a free dating platform where it helps you find matches based on what you really care about. In this dating network, you'll find mostly intellectual, artistic and introvert people.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Aditya Nair
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "OKCupid is one of the oldest and best dating apps on the market today. No matter your sexual preference, OKCupid can find a match for you. With millions of users, I have been able to find all sorts of interesting people and have had a lot of fun while looking for that special someone."
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    #13Tinder

    Tinder

    Tinder is much more than a dating app where you can meet new people and locals around you. You will be able to see lots of profiles based on your interests and choose only those you want to meet and know more about.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Joyce Flores
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "My friend found her soul mate using Tinder. She being a lesbian always found it hard to meet and stick with the right person. But with Tinder, she was able to found her perfect match in less than a month. This app helped her find her lover who actually lived in her own city but had never met before. "
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    #14Coffee Meets Bagel

    Coffee Meets Bagel

    Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating app that sends you a possible match, called "bagel", every day. You have 24 hours to decide whether you want to "like" or "pass" on your bagel. If you like your bagel and they've also liked you, you'll connect.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Nicholas Curtis
    Written on March 20, 2019
    " I don't really recommend this dating app for one reason: You will eventually get bored from swiping and the next thing you know, you are out of bagel (bagel is like the token you use to swipe right or left). And then you will be tempted to spend money on it. But okay, there are a lot of cute guys here."
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    #15Qutie

    Qutie

    LGBTQutie is a free dating app which caters for the LGBTQ community making it one of the most inclusive dating apps out there where they can make friends and find someone to fall in love with.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Carlos Áviles
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "I gotta be honest i am really unfamiliar with LGBTQutie after so many years of using one of the best gay dating apps for relationships. Anyway, although this is a relatively new app you will be able to find a serious relationship here. Because I DID! So YOU WILL too!!!!!"
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    #16DOWN Dating

    DOWN Dating
    DOWN Dating is a free dating app for Android and iOS devices, in which you can chat with people near to you and even meet them if you are lucky. In the app, you have the choice to look for a date or a casual date.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jenny Lu
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "This app is fun looking, but with so many apps out there, it's not something special. It clearly caters to a certain demographic, so if this is something you're into and need to check out, it may be right for you. "
  14. -5

    #17POF

    POF

    POF, also known as Plenty of Fish, is a free dating mobile application which allows you to find someone to start a good relationship. This uses an advanced matching algorithm and has more features than other dating apps. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Rodrigo Segura
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Plenty of Fish (POF) makes thousands of online dating connections. You can meet the love of your life fully online. Best of all it's free and you can chat with anyone."
  15. -7

    #18ROMEO

    ROMEO

    ROMEO, also known as PlanetRomeo, is a gay social network where you can chat with new people and interact with them in a lot of ways. Finds your soulmates with the powerful search options that the app offers.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Margaret Kennedy
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "This is a great solution to the topic because it is exactly what it is looking for. With millions of downloads and some great reviews and hitting all the criteria for a gay dating app for android this is definitely a great solution. "
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    #19Happn

    Happn

    With Happn, users can meet and interact with other people. This free dating mobile application is available for both Android and iOS devices. Developed by HAPPN SAS, the app was fully created on a principle of reciprocity.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ai Liu
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "My gay brother was having a hard time meeting people, then one day he told me that he had met an attractive and nice man but couldn't remember his name. I told him I would help him find the person that he was looking for an got the app installed on his phone. He met the man and they have been going on dates for a couple of months now. Great app!"
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    #20Hornet

    Hornet
    Hornet is a free dating platform for gay and bisexual men. It counts over 25M of users and can be used just for meeting new people, not even to date them, as the app has features like a city guide for bars and events and interesting threads.
    Websites

    Free

    Jason West
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "Like with many dating/hookup apps, it is not actually very easy to meet men on Hornet. They claim that there are many profiles, but the interaction seems to be mostly between a few, sort of stereotypical gay men. These are probably issues that are inherent in most apps of this type/tied to human nature, but there are also technological limitations in the app and limitations that make you feel like you are not getting a good value for your time/money in terms of the odds of you actually meeting someone one on one."

Summary

Best What are the best gay dating apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ZooskApps 4 Free
2BumbleApps 2 Free
3SwagyApps 1 Free
4QueerbyApps 0 Free
5MeetOutsideApps 0 Free
6GrindrApps 0 Free
7TaimiApps 0 Free
8HerApps 0 Free
9ScruffApps 0 Free
10Jack'dApps 0 Free
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