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SCRUFF - Gay Dating & Chat 17+
Match, connect & meet new guys
Perry Street Software, Inc
Designed for iPad
- #189 in Social Networking
- Offers In-App Purchases
SCRUFF is the top-rated and most reliable app for gay, bi, trans and queer guys to connect.
More than 15 million guys worldwide use SCRUFF to find friends, dates, hookups, events, travel tips, and more.
SCRUFF is an independent, LGBTQ owned and operated company, and we use the app that we build.
We’re proud to give users a private and secure experience, a friendly and diverse community, and more features than any other gay dating app.
We’re dedicated to protecting our members’ data and improving user experience, so you’ll never see banner ads on SCRUFF and we won’t sell your data to shady 3rd party companies.
CONNECT IN ALL KINDS OF WAYS
SCRUFF gives users all kinds of ways to find all types of connections:
Browse and chat with guys from your neighborhood or around the world.
Use powerful search and filters to find exactly who you’re into.
See a new stack of guys every day on SCRUFF Match - the more you swipe, the smarter it gets about what you’re looking for.
SCRUFF makes it easy to show all sides of who you are:
Share your story with multiple profile pics, rich profiles, private albums and more
Let guys know what you’re into with profile details like sex preferences and safer-sex practices.
A new way to connect with other guys based on recent activity.
SCRUFF hosts the world’s first live queer quiz show:
10 questions over 3 rounds -- get all 10 right and get a piece of the cash prize (up to $500)
See who’s playing nearby and see who’s been eliminated from the game
Woof and fav to make a connection during or after the game
Find guys looking for the same thing with SCRUFF Match:
Every day, SCRUFF Match shows you a new stack of guys who are looking for guys like you.
Swipe left to pass, right if you’re interested -- if it’s a match, we’ll let you both know.
Choose “Ask later” if you’re not sure about him, and we’ll show him again tomorrow.
Your social guide to LGBTQ events, curated daily by our team.
RSVP, see who else is going, and find your wingman.
Browse the top LGBTQ parties, prides, festivals, and events near you or around the globe.
Be entered to win free upgrades to SCRUFF Pro when you RSVP and attend "SCRUFF Recommends" events.
Your global gay travel companion:
Let guys know when you’re visiting and ask locals for tips.
Share your travel plans on your profile, so guys in your destination city know you’ll be there soon.
Chat with local guys at your destination before you arrive.
A SMARTER, SAFER EXPERIENCE
SCRUFF prioritizes our users’ safety and security:
No spambots, no programmatic advertising
24/7 support for our community
We never share your data with Facebook, 3rd party ad networks or data aggregators.
Unlike other apps, message history, photos, and videos sync across your devices and never get lost.
Question? Comments? We’re available any time at support.scruff.com.
ABOUT SCRUFF SUBSCRIPTIONS:
SCRUFF Pro is available for purchase at USD $19.99 per month (or less, depending on region and renewal frequency).
This subscription is valid for 30 days, 90 days, or 1 year, depending on the subscription type selected. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account upon confirmation of purchase. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal at the price listed within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off via Settings > App and iTunes Stores > Apple ID > View Apple ID. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
SCRUFF Terms of Service: https://www.scruff.com/tos
We update SCRUFF often; this version includes bug fixes and general performance improvements.
I recommend this app for scruff guys and all guys of every kind. I don’t view it as a “hook up” site, and believe although the option is there, it’s also a great place to make new friends. The “venture” feature is amazing and unique for these types of apps. It allows you to search guys in any area around the entire world. If you plan on traveling, I definitely suggest utilizing this feature to meet guys online before you arrive. This enables you to meet potential date, no matter what intent, and allows you to learn about the good spots friendly to our sexuality! I did this when traveling several times, and all I can say is I was very happy and fortunate to have this app. I believe you can get a free trial before upgrading to “Pro”, which will allow you to familiarize yourself with Scruff, and realize why upgrading is not only the best route, but is fair in features and price. Try it out! It’s undoubtedly the best tool out there for meeting new guys. I’d just like to add (because it’s happened to all of us), men on here are way more friendly and courteous. They try to constantly out-do themselves, and will even ask for your opinion or suggestions on any potential changes, but it’s unlikely as this app provides just about everything! Xoxo
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your comments! We're happy to hear that you're enjoying SCRUFF. Members like you make the SCRUFF community as great as it is. WOOF!
Young gay hot men! Try Scruff!
Without a doubt Scruff delivers a daily feast of gay men. You can spend hours reading the profiles and viewing face photos of aspiring young gay men on your Smartphone in the privacy of your home or office. You are allowed to “woof” any man that you might fancy. This is purely your individual choice. You can even contact any of these individuals if their profile offers any interest to you. It is up to the individual you try to contact to message you back. It may be problematic as to whether you receive a message back because that is based on mutual interest of looks, hobbies, business interests and numerous other factors. These factors can be included under the very general term of “chemistry”. The basic plan is free. You are limited on the number of guys you can view. It is still very generous on the number of men you can view. For a nominal monthly fee you can upgrade to the “Pro” plan. With this plan you can view many more gay men along with their profiles as well as message any guy you might want. It is very addictive to browse the guys. It is very entertaining as well. I would highly recommend this app! If you are a gay man I guarantee you will enjoy yourself!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your comments! We're happy to hear that you're enjoying SCRUFF. Thanks for being a valued member of our community. WOOF!
Grindr on steroids
Scruff is just Grindr on steroids for some reason. People talk about Grindr guys being creepy and awful, but at least you deal with a wide variety of men. This app just has the worst of the awful guys, the lowest of the low in our community; it’s disgusting. This app is geared towards ‘masculine’ men, although it claims to be inclusive (more on that below), so you get all the toxic masculinity that comes along with it. I have been using this app for about 5 years and I’ve only hooked up twice from it for the first time this year. I’m not going to pretend to be a stud, but I’ve always had much better luck on Grindr. It’s only because the personalities of the guys on Scruff make me want to vomit so I lose interest quickly. Even if just for a quick hook up, it’s still not worth it. The app allows you to write more stuff on your profile than Grindr does, which makes some guys write entire essays about their likes and dislikes and that’s where you start seeing all the racism, and internalized homophobia even more. I could go on for hours writing about the kind of guys that get on the app, but it’s clear they only cater to a very particular audience. The app claims to be inclusive and what not, but even the staff is prejudiced. It’s clear that the good reviews mostly come from the same people who contribute the worst our community has to offer. To top it all off, the same guys will message you on Grindr, but not on Scruff. It makes no sense.
Data Linked to You
The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
- User Content
- Usage Data
- Sensitive Info
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- Perry Street Software, Inc
Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- In-App Purchases
- SCRUFF Pro$14.99
- SCRUFF Pro$12.99
- SCRUFF Pro$39.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.