The best LGBTQ+ dating apps to find love… or something else

It seems impossible to find love in the days of Grindr. It used to be enough to bump into the cute guy in class in the hallways, have all your notes fall on the floor, and when you picked them up, your hands would brush. Thus, the crush was almost instantaneous. It could also be that, taking the dog out, your pet stopped to sniff another one and… ta-da! its owner was a divine human being that you fell in love with. Now, trying to find the best LGBTQ+ dating apps is the way to go.

It is clear that years ago everything was much simpler. All you needed was a good folder with notes (with photos from OK! and Heat magazine attached) or a dog to walk.

Now everything is much more complicated. That’s why many applications have emerged that aim to make our lives easier and, of course, to help us flirt. The language of the fan is history and now the language to master is that of the emoji.

Here we make a selection of the best LGBTQ+ dating apps for you.


With more than 12 million users, Scruff is one of the most requested gay apps. It allows you to browse through hundreds of profiles, whether they are your neighbors or live on the other side of the world. They were the first to include the trans community among their options and to remove the requirement to include ethnicity in profile data. Small details that have a big positive effect.


Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps and also one of the most inclusive. You can register on it regardless of your sexual orientation. To be able to start a conversation with the person you like, you both have to like each other first. A good way to avoid being talked to by people you are not interested in.


It was about time there was an app designed for non-heterosexual women and Scissr knew it. It’s a totally free app created by lesbians for lesbians. It is relatively new and makes sure that no profile is fake. Love, friendship, sex, elevator conversations or even professional contacts, Scissr fits all.


LGBTQuitie is an app for those looking for more than just casual dating. It is relatively new and was created to encourage more substantial and longer relationships. It is meant to find a person with whom to share much more than just sex.


Probably the best LGBTQ+ dating apps (in terms of popularity) and perhaps the least suitable for finding love. Grindr is morbid, express sex and profiles with few face pictures. If what you are looking for is just fun, this is probably the app for you.


According to its own website, “Chappy is a new concept that is breaking down the social stigma commonly associated with gay apps and helping all guys find the guy of their dreams”. You know, even though the app’s name sounds like a “hustler,” its sole purpose is for you to find your prince charming.


They consider themselves “experts in online dating since 2002” and that, whether you like it or not, gives confidence. They offer hundreds of filters (some unnecessary) to find your ideal guy prototype. Although the name of the app doesn’t bode well -just think of how Romeo and Juliet’s protagonist ended up- we’re sure you’ll have a bit more luck.


If there’s one privileged tribe in the LGTBI+ collective, it’s the bears. They have their own flag, their own festivals, their own bars and they also have their own app! If you are a bear or you like them big and furry, this is the app for you. Although the interface can be improved, the service is what it is: hundreds of bears at your disposal to meet, chat and get to know.


The app co-founded by Spanish Oriol Pamies aims to connect gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals from all over the world and create a healthy and mutually supportive environment; it is not a typical dating app, as its ultimate goal is not to make you flirt, but to make you feel part of a community and keep you informed.


CLiKD although not specifically for LGTBQ+, allows you to filter by themes, sectors and even make plans for when you travel to other places. You can find people who like theater and go with them, in fact, it is important that you filter with your tastes to find your perfect match. The use of icebreakers and dealbreakers mean your conversations can get goign straight away. This makes it one of the best LGBTQ+ dating apps.