4 Game Changing Features to Look for in Your Next Gay Cruising App

As useful as popular dating apps like Tinder can be when you’re looking for the right connection, they’re definitely not always the right fit for everyone. Sometimes a guy just wants some easy, no-strings-attached action with another guy without having to figure out who on a given platform is actually looking for the same thing.

Making the switch to an app that’s all about gay cruising and nothing but is a good place to start for sure. However, there’s more you should be looking for if you’re serious about having the best possible user experience. Here are a few essentials to start with.

1. Strong Priority Placed on Privacy

Let’s face it. No matter how sex-positive and open you are as a person, what you do with other consenting adults in private is nobody’s business but yours. However, not every hookup or gay cruising app takes privacy as seriously as you’d hope. Before signing up for a new account with a promising new interface, investigate how they handle their users’ privacy on every level.

Yes, part of that means making sure your sensitive personal or financial details are kept firmly under lock and key with adequate security measures. You’ll want to make sure your identity in general is just as easy to protect though, especially when it comes to any photos you might decide to send. For instance, some hookup apps offer a privacy guard for photos that makes it extra-easy to show off what you have to offer without revealing who you really are.

2. Location-Based Matching Technology

If you’re like most cruisers, you like to arrange most of your app-based hookups from the comfort of your own home, but wouldn’t it be nice to have more different choices than that? Sometimes it’s just nice to know that you also have the option of enjoying a little adult company when you’re out of town on business or arranging for someone to meet up with you wherever you happen to be.

An app that matches you up with desirable members based on location has you covered when it comes to every possibility. That means you can find yourself a hot date for the evening as easily in one location as you can another. Looking to meet up with someone downtown after striking out at your favorite bar? Feeling lonely while you’re away on vacation? In the mood for something quick, hot, and easy in an out of the way location? You can hook up with a hot guy absolutely anywhere, whether that’s close to home or not.

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3. Free Reign to Be Yourself

Not everyone wants to keep things rated PG-13 when they’re vetting a possible hookup candidate. Sometimes you just really want to get right down to business and communicate what you want in no uncertain terms. If only your favorite hookup apps didn’t put so many restrictions on what you can say (or show)!

Unfortunately, any app-based hookup service has to play by app store rules when it comes to content. That means no explicit content or X-rated images allowed. However, some hookup platforms don’t have to abide by those rules, because they’re not technically apps. Despite being as streamlined and easy to use as an app, they’re actually a browser-based gay cruising services, so how explicit you’d like to be when interacting with other members is entirely up to you. Post X-rated photos, get seriously dirty as to how you express yourself, and more.

4. Browsable Interface

If you’re like most gay, bi, or bi-curious guys out there, you know what you like, and you want your hookup app of choice to make it as easy to find as possible. A detailed search filter is the key to finding what you’re looking for as quickly as possible. Just a few taps is all it takes to refine your searches using criteria like tribe, top vs bottom, age, height, and more.

GuyHop lets you take advantage of the Hopper — their answer to the addictive “swipe left or right” user experience on Tinder. It’s just as user-friendly and fun as Tinder is, but every guy presented for your consideration is exactly your type without exception. That makes it easy to shop around for your next red-hot hookup partner wherever you happen to be.

At the end of the day, you’re busy and your time is important to you. You want what you want on your own terms, and there’s no reason why you can’t have it, especially with the wonders of modern technology in your corner. GuyHop makes it easier than ever to connect with your next hookup on your own terms — quickly, effortlessly, and according to your exact preferences. Get started today, and experience the difference the right interface really makes!

Rob West

Rob West

I worked with Matt to build several hookup apps for gay men, including Guyhop.

I've been in the scene for several years now. Eternally single until I find "him".

My background is in marketing and psychology, which gives me a unique perspective on the LGBTQ dating and hookup scene.