On the upside 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.
You can choose not to provide that information as it’s not mandatory but alongside asking you it also encourages you to find out and get checked.
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.
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”.
I’m undecided if it’s worth paying the extra few pounds for.
It could be to remove the ridiculous amount of adverts that are on the free version.
We can’t really blame an app for what an arse your average man can be.
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 also seemed to struggle with logging in quite a lot (more than Grindr anyway which is saying something).
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.
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.