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Top 4 Best Gay Apps In Ireland For Dating In 2016

We’ve got the low down on the top 5 best gay apps in Ireland for dating in 2016


Ever wonder where people are meeting gay guys? Is it through friends, or in clubs, or maybe online? One of the most popular ways for meeting gay men is by using one of the gay apps available in Ireland for your smartphone.

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007 and redefined the smartphone, not even he could have anticipated the massive change the technology would have on our lives.

GPS tracking, big LCD screens and faster cellular data connections – the perfect storm of technologies at our fingertips which paved the way making location based dating apps a reality. Nine years later, let’s take a look at some of the best gay apps in Ireland for dating.


1. Grindr

Grindr on an iPhone, one of the best gay apps in Ireland for dating in 2016

First up is Grindr. This app, which was first released in 2009, provides gay men the opportunity to meet in an instant, for friendship, dates and hook ups.

It’s probably the best known gay app in Ireland since it has recently come under the public eye in Ireland for potentially facilitating trainee priests in breaking the celibate lifestyle they have chosen at Maynooth’s seminary.

Although the basic premise of Grindr is much the same as it was in 2009 (you see gay men based on their proximity to your location) the interface has changed to prioritise images over details about the person you’re chatting to.

This is evident in the larger profile images on the app’s home screen and the evolution of a swipe interface required to see more of a guy’s stats and information when you tap into their profile.

Tribes are another addition to the continually evolving Grindr. You can add a tribe to your profile which lets you show which subset of gay culture you most connect with.

Up next, Surge.

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