I have to say that I was surprised a little with what you are given.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.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.Tinder asks you to complete a survey and provide as much information about you as possible so that it can create a list of possible matches for you and ask you to “like” or “not quite right” profiles that it presents to you.I’ve gone with a small selection of the ones most people appear to have heard of (or that came recommended to me). Love it or hate it the fact is that most (emphasis on most, but not all) gay men have been on it at some point over the last six or seven years.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.Which is great if you’re looking for a long distance to marry and move to the states with.But for us lowly average gays it doesn’t really do much for your chances.
Can you see Willam Belli or another drag queen making a song with a reference to Jack’d? As far as “hook up” usefulness, yes like Grindr it is location based so can show the guys around you it doesn’t really sell itself as a hookup friendly app. Except on this one its long walks and snuggles and on Grindr its long dicks and group sessions.
As a promoter of good sexual health, this is a big tick in the box for me. Booty call usefulness again depends on your profile.
Like the others it is location based so if you are anywhere near another user then you’ll show up and who knows what could happen.
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.
Not only in my experience but some of the reviews on the app store also give it a scathing report that it is unstable and not very user friendly. The Hornet app is also geared up for those looking for something more as not once does it ask you your “role” or if you are listed as looking for “hook-ups”.
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.