No matter where you roam, you won’t be alone.
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. All data has been sourced from App Annie.
The data is based on the number of downloaded apps through the iOS 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?" We only mapped apps for gay dudes (and straight/mixed orientation apps in a separate map) because the market for apps specifically targeting lesbians is much less developed and couldn’t be compared across borders in the same way. App Annie only identified two major apps targeting lesbians: LesPark, which is strongest in China, and HER, which has consistently ranked at around the 100th most popular free app in the U.S. Apple App store since July, on some days topping Grindr’s downloads.
Here are the apps gay men are using — in many different languages — to find Mr. Right:
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