In the recent years, the world has witnessed a bunch of LGBT social movements that stumped for equal rights and greater acceptance in the society. And the good news is that, the society has changed, albeit,inch by inch. From being completely ignorant, people are now more aware and welcoming of the LGBT folk.

Until not too long ago, the options for LGBT people were quite limited. However, today, the services available are countless. Sifting through these apps and finding the ones which actually have genuine users is a very time consuming process! But don’t worry.

Whether you are looking to hook-up, or get into a concrete relationship, we’ve done the boring work for you and have come up with the best LGBT dating apps for both, Android and iOS users. All you have to do is check them out and see which one works the best for you.

best lgbt dating apps for android & ios

Top LGBT Dating Apps For Android & iOS Users

Grindr:

Perhaps the largest and the most popular LGBT dating, Grindr is a geo-social app, designed specially to meet the amatory needs of men who’re gay, bi, trans, or queer. It boasts of over 5 million users and is currently available in 192 countries. Grindr offers both, a free and a paid version. The free version is ad-supported and allows you to discover profiles of users who’re nearby, set preferences to narrow your search, chat with them, exchange photos, connect with people from the world over, and eventually arrange a meeting. There’s also a premium version called Grindr EXTRA, for an ad-free experience.

Grindr will show you profiles of men in a grid-format along with their photo. If you wish to know more details about this person, you have to simply tap on their picture. You could also chat with them or send pictures without having to match.

For Android –

Grindr - Gay chat
Grindr - Gay chat
Developer: Grindr LLC
Price: Free+

For iOS –

Grindr - Gay chat
Grindr - Gay chat
Developer:
Price: Free+

HER:

HER (erstwhile Dattch) caters to lesbian, bisexual, bi-curious, and queer women. As of now, you can access HER only in the UK and selective areas in the U.S. including New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Florida. Though the user-base isn’t as extensive as Grindr, this app still has a decent membership of more than 3 million users. You can use HER to make new friends, find love, or go on a casual date.

HER sports a simple interface with a minimalistic, yet beautiful design. Unfortunately, it has a very poor rating on the Play Store due to a few noticeable bugs. That said, HER is absolutely free to use and has no ads plaguing your overall experience. Furthermore, it serves as a safe place to connect with other women, where both, men and scammers are barred; thanks to a strict account verification. Signing-up is fairly quick; you can do so either through your Facebook account or Instagram. Once logged in, users can send any number of messages, add unlimited photos, and read up tons of useful articles with regards to lesbians.

For Android –

Her - Lesbian Dating App
Her - Lesbian Dating App

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Tinder:

Tinder as you may already know, is the king of dating apps. However, what some of you may not know is that Tinder’s target audience is not limited to heterosexuals. You can search for profiles of same-sex individuals by tweaking your preferences from settings. Tinder works on the “hot or not” model, requiring users to either swipe left (if uninterested) or swipe right (if interested) on a profile. If both parties swipe right on each other, it turns into a match, after which either of you can initiate a conversation.

Though it is free to use Tinder, some of the advanced features are only accessible on its paid versions – Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold. These subscriptions enable users to see who has liked them, undo accidental left-swipes, change location to anywhere in the world, and send more “super likes” to get noticed faster. A downside of this app is that it is appearance-based, therefore quite superficial. But if you’re only looking to hook-up, that’s not going to be an issue. If you are looking for apps like Tinder, then you can refer to this article.

For Android –

Tinder
Tinder
Developer: Tinder
Price: Free+

For iOS –

Tinder
Tinder
Developer:
Price: Free+

Here’s a tip for you – If you want to use Tinder without Facebook, check out these working methods.

Zoosk:

Zoosk is an upcoming dating app with over 40 million users as of today. It is meant for both, straight as well as LGBT people and has an impressive reach with availability in over 80 countries, in 25 different languages. What I love about the app is its matching algorithm which is based on data such as user’s clicks, conversations, and other actions that give out information about someone’s personality and behavior. Another great feature is its photo verification process that requires a user to take a selfie (video) from various angles, thereby ensuring that their picture isn’t too old or fake.

You can sign-up using either your Facebook or Google account, and filter your searches (as per height, religion, body type, etc.), before browsing profiles. The bad news is that Zoosk is free only till the point of matching. To send more than one text, you’ll have to upgrade to the paid subscription which starts at $29.99/mo.

For Android –

Zoosk Dating App: Meet Singles
Zoosk Dating App: Meet Singles

For iOS –

Zoosk - #1 Dating App
Zoosk - #1 Dating App
Developer: Zoosk, Inc.
Price: Free+

You may also like these top flirting apps for Android & iOS Users.

Scruff:

Scruff serves as a great app for gay, trans, queer, and bisexual men to connect with others who share similar needs and interests. Currently, it has about 12 million members across 180 countries across the globe. You can get it in 14 languages including German, Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese. The best part about Scruff is that it let’s you narrow your search with powerful filters so you match with someone who is exactly your type. Scruff will display a bunch of profiles (from nearby and around the world) everyday that you can either like or dislike. Plus, you can send them a “woof” to flirt, exchange photos, connect with gamers, and even look for gay events in your area and find somebody to take along. Scruff is beyond a regular dating app in that it helps you to people to know more about a place you’re planning to travel to, get tips, or seek a travel companion for your upcoming trip.

Though you can do plenty with Scruff’s basic version, you’ll have to upgrade to Scruff Pro if you wish to unlock some additional features like advanced grid sorting, advanced search filters, unlimited chat history, 10x profiles in your grid, exchange videos, and an ad-free experience.

For Android –

SCRUFF
SCRUFF
Price: Free+

For iOS –

SCRUFF
SCRUFF
Price: Free+

OkCupid:

If you like your dating app to be simple, cute, and organized, then OkCupid maybe apt for you. Often abbreviated as OKC, OkCupid is a popular app that promotes not only dating but also social networking and friendship between straight as well as LGBT people. The app bases itself on the idea that one should connect over more than just a picture. That’s why, users on OKC are required to fill out a questionnaire to get matched on the basis of their personality and interests. And in my opinion, finding somebody with similar passions is a thousand times better than liking someone simply because they look good.

OkCupid is totally free to download and use. But just like many other apps on this list, OKC too offers a premium subscription that allows access to extra features such as checking who has liked their profile before matching, advanced search filters, and an experience sans ads. Check my OkCupid App Review to know more about it.

For Android –

OkCupid Dating
OkCupid Dating
Developer: okcupid.com
Price: Free+

For iOS –

OkCupid Dating
OkCupid Dating
Developer: OkCupid.com
Price: Free+

Hornet:

Hornet brands itself as the “world’s premier gay social network”, catering to gay, bi, and bi-curious men while enabling them to develop meaningful connections with fellow users from all over the world. Whether you are seeking a date, a friend, or just someone to show you around in a new city, Hornet will come handy. This dating app takes a very unique approach in that it allows you to make profile which are interactive, where you can “follow” men with similar interests, much like a social media site. Moreover, you can use it to read news pertaining to the gay community, find upcoming gay events in your neighborhood, and take advantage of user-written city-guides for gay men when traveling. If you want your search to be more refined, you can adjust your preferences using some basic filters.

You’d be happy to know that you can use Hornet for free. However, you can support the creators and get a few additional features, by upgrading to the premium subscription for as little as $7.99/mo.

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Jack’d:

Yet another location-based dating app, Jack’d is primarily targeted at gay and bisexual men. It currently has about 5 million users worldwide who just like you, are looking for either friendship, dates, one-night stands, or serious relationships. The founders of this app firmly believe that each of us is unique, should be proud of who we are, and just be ourselves. Pretty awesome right? Now that your self-confidence has been given a pump, let’s get to how this app works.

Jack’d allows you to view men near you and also those who’re miles away from you, expanding your range of potential matches. You can browse through profiles, hit them up, send pictures, tell them about yourself (through profile), use filters to get better suggestions, mark users as “favorite”, and more. To unlock more features, you can subscribe to the pro version which enables you to use the app without ads, see the men who’ve liked you, get 2x profile suggestions, unlimited swipes, become anonymous while browsing, use fingerprint or password for added security and more!

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Chappy:

Chappy is a relatively new dating app, focused on facilitating gay men of the 21st century to connect with other gay men in the safest possible manner. If you have had bad experiences in the past where users upload only part of their bodies or fake pictures, Chappy should be your top choice. This app requires users to put up a picture with their face and also notifies you in case another user screenshots your picture. Unfortunately, you cannot send someone a message unless you match with them; meaning they have to like your profile too.

What I love about Chappy is that you can find a match based on your mood. You can choose from “Mr. Who Knows” for when you don’t exactly know what you’re on the app for, “Mr. Right Now” for if you’re there to date or meet new people, and “Mr. Right” for if you’re looking for that special someone. Some of the other features include compulsory Facebook-log in, picture moderation, swiping, sending photos, sending a “spark” to get attention, and Instagram integration.

For Android –

Chappy - The Gay App
Chappy - The Gay App

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Final Thoughts:

Team of Dreamy Tricks hope that you find an LGBT dating app that meets your needs. Keep in mind that most of them are free, but to get access to more advanced features, you’ll have to upgrade to the premium version. If you’re tight on budget, stick to the free versions; they should be good enough. Also, note that almost all the apps you see here or find elsewhere will have some or the other flaw. Few of the most common complaints are that there are too many spam-bots or interface related bugs that cause users to be locked out of their own account.

That said, these apps are still worth your time and attention. Do let us know your favorite ones in the comment section down below.

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