I found out that the most popular Facebook page for gay dating turns out to cater to members of one of the most closeted institution in America: Gay Military Dating 29, 2.
Gay Bachelor 16, 3. Hugz For Gay Thugz Dating 12, 4. Gay Dating Expert 7, 5. Gay Mature Dating 6, Click here to see the next five in the top 10 Facebook pages devoted to gay dating. Look at how low those numbers are! I was surprised at how little gay men use Facebook as a way of meeting other guys. True, you can hit on your friend's friends a long tradition with our people , but there are surprisingly few gay men who belong to Facebook pages that are devoted to getting guys to meet each other. For the record, I'm not counting the Facebook offshoots of large dating and hook up sites like Manhunt or GrindR, but organic pages devoted to gay dating, of which there are hundreds.
Just type in "Gay dating" in Facebook's search box and you'll see what I mean.
In fact, the reason I did the research is that Facebook does not rank the gay dating pages by how many members are in it, so it's incredibly difficult to figure out who the real players are without combing through hundreds of listings. While there are hundreds of pages, very few people actually belong to them technically, "Liked" them.
Most likely, it's because Facebook does not give you the privacy or anonymity that large dating or hookup sites online give you. On gay. You don't have to put your real name or what you do or who your friends are. Hell, you don't even have to put a picture of your face up there. Chappy is the latest app to cater to the relationship-seeking crowd among gay men.
In , Chappy was introduced in three major cities: Los Angeles, London, and New York. Chappy brands itself as an app that caters to three demographics — people who are looking for long term relationships "Mr. Right" , those who are looking something more casual "Mr.
Right Now" and those who don't know what they want "Mr. Who Knows".
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It's unclear whether Chappy will produce longer and more satisfying relationships for me than traditional apps like Grindr. If nothing else, the app at least gives people the illusion that such a partnership is in their future.
They're all worth a look or a swipe for that next hookup or serious relationship and are available on Android or iPhone. Hugz For Gay Thugz Dating 12, 4. Asker's rating. Here's the list ranked by of Likes: It's also particularly challenging for members of the LGBTQ community, who've traditionally only had access to hetero-based sites and apps. HuffPost Personal.
Delusions schelusions, we'll take it. Chappy is relatively small and young in app terms, so don't expect the overpopulated dating pool you might find on Grindr or Scruff. The app requires users to have Facebook for verification purposes, so it won't work for those who've rightfully abandoned the platform. You're disproportionately likely to find people like this on the app. Chappy is free to download, though as their user base grows, so too might potential in-app purchases. Best for inclusivity.
A-List Basic: Yes A-List Premium: It would be great if someone developed more queer- and trans-specific dating apps. It's also not likely to happen anytime soon, due to the scale of investment required and the audience served. Dating apps need lots and lots of users to be successful, and with Tinder and OkCupid already sort of serving the community, I don't expect new ones to make major inroads anytime soon. However, OkCupid was impressively much faster than other apps to expand their orientation and gender identity options.
In , OkCupid began offering their users more than a dozen different ways to identify.
The app currently offers users 22 different genders and 13 orientations to choose from, and also includes helpful descriptions of each for folks who are unfamiliar with this kind of stuff. And unlike Tinder, OkCupid gives so much more room for people to write profiles, answer questions, and explain their possibly questionable worldview.
While it's impossible for the app to screen out all the haters, you can get a decent sense of user's views on trans and queer people and whether they're gonna be an asshole because you love cable TV. It's free to download, but you'll have to pay to enjoy their Premium A-list features.
If you want more people to see your profile, you can pay to have it promoted like you would on Twitter. OkCupid also collects really interesting data about users on their OkCupid blog. Sure, some of their data collection services might be a wee bit invasive, but I'm not aware of any services that aren't. Best specifically for gay men. Los Angeles, Calif. Content helps users to identify interests and shifts the focus of connecting with other gay men away from their physical proximity, features or stats, which were the hallmarks of the first generation of gay apps.
No matter whether their interests lie in entertainment, sports, culture, sexual health or travel, Hornet enables gay men to connect with a network of many millions of gay men in a relevant and safe way. Hornet is already the number one gay app in markets like France, Russia, Brazil, Turkey and Taiwan, and is rapidly expanding its sizable user base in the United States. Correspondingly, original daily content is created across multiple languages, by Hornet users in different regions.