Monday, February 17, 2014

Best LGBTQ Dating Apps

by Guest Blogger

It's been several years since the first dating apps were made available to those looking for love, sex, or both. These apps offer a variety of sexual encounters to people belonging to a range of different sexual persuasions. From straight couples who swing to bear-loving gays, those looking have a number of options. For members of the LGBTQ community this means you can find just about any type of sexual situation to suit your needs and desires, which is often not easy for many of us to find. Of course you're familiar with Grindr, which is one of the oldest dating apps on the scene, but have you explored the other dating apps out there for LGBTQers? Don't limit yourself, or your dating pool, by sticking with the standard dating mobile application—check out these cool mobile apps that allow you to connect and hook up with sexy locals.

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Stagg

Stagg came on to the scene in 2012 as an alternative to Grindr and other apps geared to those just looking to hook up or have a one night stand. Positioning itself as an app for men seeking deeper connections or a long-term relationship, Stagg doesn't just feature the typical full body selfie or penis pic. Staggers can find local men in their area, see what's going on in the gay social scene, check out other members' profiles, or chat up other users. Although this free app is targeted at gay men looking for more of a committment, there are still many Stagg members who aren't.

Brenda

If a good girl is hard to find, Brenda is here to make your search a bit easier. Similar to Grindr, Brenda locates lesbians using the app who are near you. So whether you're waiting for the train, at your neighborhood coffee shop, or hanging out at home, you'll be able to track down a lovely lady to chat up, meet with, or more. The app has received some mixed reviews since coming out at the tail end of 2013, with some reviewers claiming the app lacks diversity when it comes to what most of Brenda's users are looking for. Basically, it's a toss up between girls looking to swap boob and booty photos or women who are too shy to meet you in person; however, this all depends on the lesbian demographic in your area.

Jack'd

Providing the typical offerings to local singles, Jack'd may seem like your standard gay dating app at first scroll, but once you play around with it, you'll discover it comes with a few substantial differences. With Jack'd, users get a unique filtering system, which allows you to decide what locals you want to see or express interest in. Those looking for twinks and bears—two groups that are in high demand online—can specifically seek these men out. Or, for those into kink and bondage, a fetish which is growing in numbers as Adam & Eve can attest, you can narrow your search according to this specific category. Even the pickiest queen can find someone for a good time with Jack'd.

Dattch

Dattch is probably the most unique dating app on this list as it is more community-based and offers users more than just profiles of "hotties near you." Created specifically for women no matter their sexual preference, Dattch enables you to meet ladies in your area for friendship, an intimate relationship, or just sex. Users are also treated to an array of content like articles geared toward the quirky, sexy, and independent woman. It's like the 1990's magazine Sassy meets MeetMe meets OkCupid. Tragically, there's been a slew of straight men trying to get in on the action at Dattch, so be cautious when you use this app.

Most of these apps, and many others like them, are available for free, so you can download as many as you like and choose which one works for you. Happy hunting.

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