Features: Users can chat and exchange photo, audio message, and emojis. Chat rooms, both local and national, are available if people want a larger group forum.
A red ribbon icon on the app gives users access to information on safe sex and STD prevention.
Features: Every user is grouped into one of nine categories of "monsters" ranging from a monkey to a pig.
If you're chatting with someone who speaks a different language an "auto translation" feature will translate your messages as you send them. Lester Feder is a world correspondent for Buzz Feed News and is based in Washington, DC.
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That’s the promise from Bumble, an 8-month-old app that’s adding a new algorithm to grade users on metrics like engagement and, well, whether they’re demanding to see you naked.
Of course, being the most popular doesn't always mean you're the best.
Most popular in: USA, UK, Mexico, Brazil, Bahrain, Australia, France, Indonesia This app markets itself as "the global network for meeting gay men." Features: Allows users to find men by proximity, see who has checked their profiles, buy and send gifts, and browse through profiles.
Features: All users (or "Romeos") can classify photos into five different categories: non-sexual; some skin; softcore; hardcore; and illegal.Most popular in: China This free app attempts to make it "fun and easy" for gay, bi, and curious guys to meet.Features: Similar to Planet Romeo, users can change their own location settings, but they can also forward profiles to friends if they feel like playing matchmaker. The notes feature allows you to keep tabs on everyone you're talking to.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.
That’s because Wolfe — a co-founder of Tinder, a notorious haven for such annoyances — has insisted that on Bumble, only women can initiate male-female conversations.