Free Hookup Apps For Gays

The most popular gay dating site is Grindr, which boasts a huge member base and a simple design. Its advanced filters allow users to find precisely compatible matches. It also offers group chats and a variety of other features.

Daddyhunt is another popular option. It caters to men looking for a serious relationship or just a quick hookup. Its extensive user base includes members from many countries around the world.


Grindr is the best-known and largest LGBTQ dating app. It allows users to view men in their area who are interested in hookups, and can also chat with them via text, photos, video and audio.

The main window updates constantly as new men come into range. Premium members can swipe to the right to match with a man and begin chatting. There are a number of features available, including options to indicate sex preference (gay, straight, or pansexual), condom use and HIV status. Discreet profiles are also available, which can be helpful for people who prefer to remain anonymous.


Hinge uses a roulette-style interface to display your match recommendations. You can tap the heart icon to “like” a profile or the X to pass. Hinge will then display the next profile recommendation. If you like someone back, the profile will be moved to your Matches section.

You can also use the Boost feature to get your profile in front of more potential matches. Unlike Tinder Gold and Bumble Boost, which only appear on your Discover tab, Hinge’s Boost appears in the main Matches screen.

Hinge also has in-app messaging and video calling, which are a good way to establish chemistry before meeting in person. Hinge surveys show that 45% of its users are seeking a serious relationship.


The minimal queer dating app Lex is now available as a dedicated mobile app. The service, which previously ran an Instagram account called Personals, launched on iOS and Android last week. It’s specifically for lesbian, bisexual, asexual, trans, genderqueer, intersex, two spirit, and non-binary people—essentially everyone except cis men.

Instead of swiping through matches like Tinder, users post classified ads describing what kind of platonic or romantic relationship they’re looking for. They can also post “missed connections,” which are descriptions of strangers they met in person and would like to reconnect with.

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A gay app with a difference, Lex lets you write Craigslist-style personal ads to connect with lesbian, transgender, and bisexual people. Its free version is limited but paid subscribers can message anyone who likes them.

Feeld is another location-based dating app that makes connecting with the local LGBTQ community while traveling much easier. Its profile photos are verified, and it also has an incognito mode.

Adult Friend Finder is well-known all over the world as the go-to dating app for gay singles looking for no-strings-attached sex. But it’s also become a useful resource for forming connections that don’t involve sex.