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.
Right: The world's "largest gay social network" truly is just that.
According to the app, over 2 million dudes in 196 countries use Grindr each and every day.
Hornet is now available (beta version only) on a web platform as well, accessible from a desktop or laptop.
Most popular in: Russia, Thailand 9monsters is a unique social app from Japan with a focus on the Asia-Pacific area.
Everyone likes the outdoors, laughing, travelling, a glass of wine with their friends.
Features: Users are grouped into "tribes" and can browse profiles of users in their area.
You can apply filters to narrow your search and send photos in chat, as well as make a very short profile description.
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.