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.
App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations.
To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.
The app presents you with around a dozen matches a day for you to swipe yes/no on.
Download Hinge (i OS, Android) Grindr's mission was to help gay guys meet up, quickly, wherever they were.
It is definitely for a crowd that is more serious about finding a lasting partner.
Download Match (i OS, Android) Down is an app that just, basically, shows you who wants to "get down" with you.
No frenetic swiping or "game" features, just a few quality matches per day.It's more explicitly focused on just hooking up than most dating apps, though it has the option to "get date" or "get down." Download Down (i OS, Android) Tinder was the app that set off the dating app craze.Its iconic interface lets you swipe yes/no on a series of potential dates.But regardless, there were stark differences between popular apps like Tinder, Ok Cupid, Bumble, and Hinge.We have previously reviewed the major dating apps from both a woman's and man's perspective, but we were surprised which apps did the best in an analysis of user reviews.