We decided to see which hook up apps designed specifically for gay men are used most around the world, based on the number of downloads in different countries. The data is based on the number of downloaded apps through the i OS App Store and Google Play in August, a month chosen to keep the comparisons standardized.(App Annie considers that the best way, in this particular case, to independently measure an app's market penetration.) We only list the top-rated app for August, but your favorite app may have been a close second or come out on, um, top in another month, since the competition is fierce.You might be (rightly) thinking, "What about queer women?
Most popular in: China This free app attempts to make it "fun and easy" for gay, bi, and curious guys to meet.
Features: Similar to Planet Romeo, users can change their own location settings, but they can also forward profiles to friends if they feel like playing matchmaker. The notes feature allows you to keep tabs on everyone you're talking to.
Most popular in: South Korea, Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria Planet Romeo is geared towards "gay/bi male and transgender communities" looking to cruise and find hook ups or dates.
Features: All users (or "Romeos") can classify photos into five different categories: non-sexual; some skin; softcore; hardcore; and illegal.
Of course, being the most popular doesn't always mean you're the best.
Most popular in: USA, UK, Mexico, Brazil, Bahrain, Australia, France, Indonesia This app markets itself as "the global network for meeting gay men." Features: Allows users to find men by proximity, see who has checked their profiles, buy and send gifts, and browse through profiles.
Our experts recommend you go to a dating site where singles are already gathered and mingling freely.
Dating platforms often boast the most popular chat rooms for picking up a date on the web.
Features: Every user is grouped into one of nine categories of "monsters" ranging from a monkey to a pig.