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Nine Apps That Make Casual Sex And Even Dating So Much Easier

Once upon a time, gay men had to rely first on bars and then on anonymous Internet chat rooms to find other men. These days, apps like Grindr, Adam4Adam and SCRUFF make it easy to pinpoint the exact location of that guy who will become the next notch in your bedpost.

Good riddance to the bad days scanning pictures via USB cords, dial-up Internet and desperate phone calls with jumbled directions to some random apartment 20 subway stops away. Even with the marvel of GPS, sometimes these mainstream apps are just not, well, specific enough.

In the same way cable has disrupted the business model of the major television networks by hitting key niches with great content, so too a new generation of app founders are attempting to both fill and create new needs, pun intended.

Check out these nine gay apps you may not have heard of that will change your life (or at least your Saturday night).


This app appears geared towards twinks and their fans. Looking for a toned 20-something in your area? Download the app (it’s free!) and search the thousands and thousands of profiles. Your future long term relationship, and we do mean long term with these young dudes, may be just around the corner… or down the block.


Feeling lonely on a Friday night? GPScort can help. This new app helps users locate escorts, rentboys and porn stars in their area. Or as the app’s motto puts it: “Like Grindr for escorts!”


Want to get tied up? Whipped? Peed on? RECON is the app for you. This is to go-to place for gay and bi men into leather, kink and fetishes. And with over 1.2 million users in over 230 countries, there’s literally someone for every scene.


ManPlay offers a 100 percent guarantee that you’ll find someone to hook up with. And if you don’t? Whatever. It’s free. Whether you’re looking to meet a guy or a group, ManPlay promises just that: Man play.


Bender is a new hook-up dating app for gay, bi, and bi-curious guys looking to meet one another. It’s the #1 gay dating app in Spain. It also has a lesbian version called Brenda.


Mister is an app run by daddyhunt.com that’s geared towards older gay men and their admirers. Whether you’re looking for a little hanky panky or something more serious, Mister offers a one-stop shop for silver foxes.


Find out where the bears are with GROWLr, an app designed exclusively for gay bears. With over two million users, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a bear in your neck of the woods. Grrrr.


This app calls itself “a place for gays to be gay.” It’s less of a hookup app and more for guys looking for relationships. Or at least that’s what it claims. The name implies otherwise.


This app claims to be the “gay social network with the hottest guys.” Although, truthfully, it pretty much features all the same dudes you see on Grindr. But the unapologetically arrogant name adds a fun factor.

And for an added bonus…


GayCities isn’t a dating app, but we had to give a little shout out to our parent company. Find and rate nearby gay bars, restaurants, and shops, as well as events and parties happening in your area. It’s easy and it’s free, just like we like our men.

By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Mar 31, 2014
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    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      WHich one is the best? I mean in terms of number of participants. The largest community.

      Mar 31, 2014 at 8:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fang

      Wow! I never heard of any of these apps! I’m a Jack’d fan myself.

      Mar 31, 2014 at 8:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      It is useless to list an infinity of applications without making any judgement about them. Where is the reviewer?

      Mar 31, 2014 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vive

      You know what? Bars and clubs and coffee shops used to be easier and a much more efficient way of hooking up than the hours and hours of aimless chat with 20 different prospects these apps require, only to have to turn them down in person because they don’t look like their picture or their personality is a turnoff.

      Mar 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • money718

      Grindr and Jack’d are still the best.

      Mar 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      @money718: Thanks. Do you happen to know if there are Grindr users abroad, specially in Brazil?

      Apr 1, 2014 at 7:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MISTER app
      MISTER app

      @Billy Budd: MISTER is definitely the best. Not that I’m biased or anything. ;D

      Seriously – most of these offer something for everyone. Check out the ones that sound most interesting based on the description.

      Apr 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fang

      @Billy Budd: Jack’d has a lot of users abroad, particularly Asia. Not sure about Brazil. It’s worth a try!

      Apr 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher_tracy

      real cool app–awesome design and options, yay!
      guys are much nicer and more ‘real’ and mature than any other app, and I’ve met a few sexy guys near me :)

      Apr 5, 2014 at 10:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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