But for us lowly average gays it doesn’t really do much for your chances.It also seemed to struggle with logging in quite a lot (more than Grindr anyway which is saying something).I’d say out of all of the profiles that messaged me during my time on here a good 50% were “non-UK” based.Which is great if you’re looking for a long distance to marry and move to the states with.I gave it up for two years when I was with my boyfriend and didn’t miss it but now that I’m single again it does become a little habit. Grindr sells itself as “the best gay dating app” and yes as far as technology goes it is the simpler of the apps out there.
On the up side it does let me detail my height in feet and inches (it’s the small things. Again, most of the people you’ll find on Grindr or Jack’d you’ll find on Wapo but it does seem to be more of a mixed bag. What I also like about Hornet is that it asks you if you know your HIV status and when you were last checked.Hence there are a lot of guys on there that are after one thing and one thing only.On the ‘looking for love’ scale, if you go onto it with low expectations when it does happen (and I know that it has) then it’s a pleasant surprise. Now I fully accept that was being prejudiced having that view and I took the plunge some months ago and signed myself up with an account.In recent years it’s undergone a major overhaul so that now it’s not bad looking.It gives you more functionality than Grindr (ability to view your profile views for example without having to pay for it) but it is slightly temperamental. It has a very simple setup like Grindr with some added features liked Jack’d (public and private photos, view tracks, add favourites etc) but isn’t quite as ‘tidy’ or as finely tuned as Grindr.Unfortunately, the app does load other users that are near you so if you happen to check it while travelling about you may have to disappoint some people that message you thinking you are local when in fact you are just travelling through.If you are concerned like I was that being on there is “sad” or not something to admit in public then I would challenge you do try it out. Again, the app is only as good as what you put into it. Like POF tinder a simpler app designed to “match” people based on their personalities and likes/dislikes.Yes, it’s the same faces on here as there is on Grindr but actually, this is geared up more to those just looking about to see who wants to connect.Yes, you do get the people that start off all sweet and lovely and then declare that they are horny and “can our date be moved forward to right now”, but actually that’s just men.Like POF they are still on there but this app is geared up to be very “blind date” match making. I’d recommend checking it out as it’s fairly modern in design, appears to be stable and like POF if you put some real effort in you may be surprised with what you get out.Jack’d is a really odd app as it is very simple to use, a little more functionality that Grindr does (more pictures for example and a “matching” service) but it’s also very basic, very clunky in places and has a habit of presenting you to a lot (and I do mean a lot) of US based guys.