5 Best LGBTQ Apps For Android
Online dating has garnered huge popularity in recent years. There was a time when online dating was only reserved for straight people. Apps like Match.com and eHarmony sidelined the LGBTQ community. However, with the changing times’ people’s perception towards the LGBTQ community is also changing. To boost such changing thoughts, several countries have passed progressive laws in favor of the LGBTQ community. Now, there are tons of dating and relationship apps for them to choose from. However, online dating can be sketchy and scary. In support of the Pride Month, here are the 5 best LGBTQ apps for Android.
5 Best LGBTQ Apps For Android
Grindr is ‘THE’ LGBTQ dating app out there. The best part is that it’s not just dating, it is also the #1 social networking app for the LGBTQ community. The app uses your location to serve potential matches. The app is popular for casual relationships and finding friends. It boasts a huge fan following with users from over 196 countries. The app’s UI is very sleek and allows you to view all the options in one grid. You can choose your favorite profile, which will appear on your main screen with a dot. Extensive information such as date, status, height, weight, occupation etc can be found for your favorite profile.
Growlr specifically targets people who are Bears or are Bear Chasers. A Bear belongs to a very niche part of the gay community. And a Bear Chaser is someone interested in a Bear. Growlr is popular in a lot of countries. This app is perfect for someone looking to date men while traveling or someone who has recently moved to a new city. It is easy for you to send pictures, chat and contact other men using this app. The app boasts about 2 million users and over 200,000 daily active users.
Taimi is one of the safest and most reliable LGBTQ networking and dating app in the market. The app offers pin, face recognition and fingerprint security options. It has a huge fan following with over 6 million active users. Similar to other dating apps, the app suggests suitable profiles based on your location. You can easily send/receive videos and photos with potential matches. The basic app is free and a premium membership allows you to boast your views and undo hasty swipes.
Zoe is a perfect dating and social networking app for lesbian, bisexual and queer women. If you are looking for something more than just casual dating then this app is perfect for you. You can not only find fellow lesbian friends but also meet the love of your life on this app. Similar to other apps, swipe right on the profiles you like and left for the ones you wanna pass. Since most of the profiles are verified before being approved, this app is relatively safe to use. The app has a clean UI but might take some time to get used to.
Hornet is more than just a dating app. With over 25 million registered users, it boasts a wide community of gay and bi men. You can follow gay community news and updates. You can create a profile by adding personal information, choosing your interests and life preferences. Its smart algorithm ensures that you don’t come across profiles that don’t match your interests. You can also use specially tailored filters and hashtags to choose the right guy for yourself. Thoughts and posts shared on the community forms are kept private and anonymous. 24/7 online moderators ensure that any offensive posts are flagged and removed.
Jim has a bachelor in Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds. When he is not writing tech articles he enjoys photography 📷 and traveling 🚂.