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The 13 best gay dating apps and sites of 2023 to join when looking for LGBT relationships

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  • Free membership (with limited functionality)
  • 220,000 members worldwide
  • LGBT inclusive
  • Available online, on the Apple App Store and Google Play

The Telegraph Dating site is a straightforward way to meet like-minded singles. With many thousands of users identifying as gay, this may be just the site for you.

When setting up your free profile, simply describe the type of person you’re searching. Then, browse the site and view others’ profiles; once you find someone who you feel is a good match, send them a message.

A free membership allows you to read messages from potential matches and reply with a one-liner. Only paying subscribers can start conversations and write personal, customised messages. It costs from £12 per month for 12 months for a subscription. For an additional £10 per month, you can upgrade to Premium, where anyone can reply to your messages for free.

Register at dating.telegraph.co.uk


What are the most popular gay dating sites?

The most popular gay dating sites are Grindr, Scruff and Her. Many apps which only catered to heterosexuals are now much more inclusive with the most popular being Tinder, Hinge and eHarmony.

What are the best free gay dating apps?

Most gay dating apps are free, such as Grindr, Scruff and Her, however, to access advanced features they do require a monthly subscription which can range from £4.99 to £27.99.

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Are gay dating apps different from straight dating apps?

They are both very similar, but you will want to do your research to make sure the app you are using is the best one to find what and who you are looking for.

How to best to approach LGBT dating apps?

With LGBT dating apps, it generally pays to keep it simple and allow your personality to shine through naturally. It also pays to make sure you’re treating whoever you’re chatting to, however anonymous they may seem, with respect (that feels like obvious advice, but you’d be surprised).

How to avoid dating scams?

Dating expert James Preece from jamespreece.com shares his tips on how to avoid scammers:

  1. If you’re suspicious about a profile, report it to the dating website or app so they can investigate it.
  2. Don’t be afraid to question their authenticity directly – if they are genuine they won’t mind you trying to verify them.
  3. Remember, scammers may spend months building a relationship with you and will only ask for money once you’re emotionally involved.
  4. Ask a friend for advice. Since they are not as emotionally involved as you, they may be able to see something you can’t.
  5. Look out for fake or stolen photographs. You can use sites like TinEye.com to check the authenticity of a photo and you can try doing a reverse image search on Google (by clicking on the camera logo in the search bar and uploading an image) to see if they are using a fake picture.
  6. Never give out too much personal information, such as your home address, phone number or email.
  7. Consider setting up a new email address to use for online dating and perhaps even get a cheap Pay As You Go phone to use for making phone calls.
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