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According to the subject “These 20 Dating Apps Will Match Even the Pickiest Daters” ( in free translation “These 20 dating apps will match even the most demanding dates”), published by Men’s Health, USA, SCRUFF app gays and bisexuals tend to be kinder and less judgmental people when compared to users of other apps, according to journalists Zachary Zane and Temi Adebowale.

“If you’re a guy who loves hairy men, say hello to Scruff. The app has similar functions to Grindr, but some guys say they like it better because they find Scruff’s men kinder and less ‘judgmental’ than men on Grindr”reads the review under the subtitle of “Tested and approved”.

The publication also cites that a 2019 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences points out that one is more likely to find a romantic partner online than through friends, family, work or anywhere else. Approximately 40% of couples in the study reported finding their partner online; that number was just 22% in 2009.


For the editors of Men’s Health, the key to finding a romantic or sexual partner through a dating app is to use the one that best suits your needs.

“As they say, you need to use the right tool for the right job. Currently, there are over 1,500 dating apps (the app market is extremely saturated). While there are similarities between them, each app caters to a different audience, although, slightly. That’s why you need to know which app to use and it all depends on what (or who) you’re looking for. Don’t be afraid if you feel overwhelmed by the number of dating apps”, highlights the magazine

Another tip from the editors of Men’s Health is to make a good description in the “bio” of the dating app and put a face picture on the avatar. “After all, you will not find someone with a profile without a photo”, he points out.


Scruff was launched on July 23, 2010 and allows users to upload photos to their profile and search for other members through the geolocation and shared interests system. Users can send messages directly to other users, or they can use the app’s “Woof” feature, which allows users to express interest in another user’s profile.

In 2013, the app added a community for HIV positive users called “Poz”. Scruff was the first app to include options for members of the military and transgender community. In October 2015, the company released Scruff Version 5, which included new communities, relationship types, gender preferences, and safety practices.

In 2018, Scruff stopped using third-party programmatic ads like banner ads and switched to a subscription-based revenue model and direct advertising. The company’s CEO Eric Silverberg said the decision was based on concerns about “dubious publicity” as well as user safety and privacy, especially in regions or countries where homophobia is still widespread.

As of August 2018, Scruff does not require members to provide information about race or ethnicity. CEO Eric Silverberg said the decision will help the company “ensure that harassment, racism and abuse don’t happen.” Also, in 2018, Scruff was included in Digital Trends’ list of “Best LGBT Dating Apps for Android and iOS”.

Gays on SCRUFF tend to be kinder and less judgmental, according to Men's Health
Gays no SCRUFF tendem a ser mais gentis e julgam menos, segundo Men’s Health

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Jornalista formado pela PUC do Rio de Janeiro, dedicou sua vida a falar sobre cultura nerd/geek. Gay desde que se entende por gente, sempre teve desejo de trabalhar com o público LGBT+ e crê que a informação é a a melhor arma contra qualquer tipo de "fobia"