Your Hornet Profile is a portrait of you. It displays posts from the moments of your life, showcasing you and your interests. Inviting guys to connect with you in a meaningful way - based on who you are, and what you’re passionate about.

The Hornet Feed is all about connecting you to your community. Through trends and stories, there is always a conversation to be had - making interacting with other guys easy by liking and commenting on their posts, or starting a conversation through chat.

Discover all the fun and fabulous of the gay community with Hornet’s acclaimed editors, thousands of community leaders, your friends, and the guy next door.

Whether you’ve just come out or are ready to join in - Hornet gives you immediate access to over 25 million guys and is only a download away.

PROFILES are rich portraits of yourself and others featuring photos and posts giving a fuller picture of you and those you want to connect with
CONNECTING is easy – liking and commenting on posts, and sending heartstings makes for quick introductions
CHAT with guys about mutual interests based on profiles that show you who they are and allow them to see who you are
FOLLOW your friends and anyone you want to stay connected with to see their posts, pictures, and videos on their feed

FILTERS enable you to find exactly who you’re looking for and where you can find them
EXPLORE the guys in your neighborhood or anywhere around the globe
HASHTAGS allow you to discover other guys who share the same interests to make a connection

JOIN over 25 million users on Hornet across the globe
BE A PART of discussions with Community Leaders on current topics and learn about the hottest trends all curated by Hornet’s team of editors and a worldwide network of influencers
MEET anyone anytime - there’s always someone online

THE FEED features posts by guys you follow, guys nearby, influencers, and guys we think you’ll want to connect with
POSTS reflect you and your interests allowing others to respond to everything you post

PRIVACY is at the heart of Hornet – it’s designed by the gay community, for the gay community, built with privacy front and center
MODERATORS and staff of Hornet ensure the community is a safe space for you to express yourself
SUPPORT is free and always available 24/7

What’s New

Version 5.16.0

We've made some behind the scenes improvements in this version. You might not be able to see any obvious changes, but these tweaks help make our app faster, safer and more reliable.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 Ratings

N's Thoughts 1 ,

Not Using for Now

I wish the developers would listen, because I think this app has SOOOO much potential to smash Grindr into oblivion. You have a team that cares obviously, but PLEASE COME UP WITH SOMETHING NEW AND UNIQUE. Every gay chat app is the same. Implement video chat features or something else different. UNIQUE! Give us a reason to leave Grindr. I can assure you that you are not going to drive in an abundance of us by putting ads all over the place and limiting features in an aggravating way. I use Grindr because I easily get laid with it and occasional go some dates. It has plentiful men. It's simple. To beat it you are going to have to do something different and create features we haven't seen yet. Please do so!! I would love to leave buggy Grindr to use Hornet, but at the moment there is no point. I've had Hornet on my phone for years...used it a few times...hardly anyone responds in a timely manner or stays online. The few times I've used it I've given up on it shortly there after.

Lavender X ,

Spammy app

Lot of fake profiles on these “LGBTQ+” social networking apps. I just recently uncovered a profile on this app using my friend’s photos. It was definitely not my friend and he confirmed it. Of course the fake user was making political discourse... I really think these “LGBTQ+” social apps might be an attempt to make identity politics out to be more popular than it truly is. I used to be more progressive minded, as were a number of my friends, but when you see most real LGBTQ+ people in person are nothing like on these “LGBTQ+” social networks (whom the media doesn’t seem to publicize as much as they do the “elites”), you realize there’s something off about the ebb and flow of these internet social networks. But then this is just for cyberloafer people without real jobs that moreso waste their time online. This is where the propaganda for identity politics flows. In my own experience, I think the discrete political movement to try to propagate our LGBTQ+ community are falling apart, which is good. Their little elite failure groups only have the Internet. All the rest of us are live in person and not buying it. If this wasn’t true, then these app developers would fix the spam problem, but obviously they could care less, and We the LGBTQ+ People are aware of all the fake internet posers.

ZeShaykes ,

SO much better than Grindr

Tired of having all of your chats disappear? Being sucked into buying an even worse premium app that does little extra than allow you to block creepy people? Not being able to talk to anyone without a stupid ad popping up?

Worry no longer!! Hornet is your horny six pack paradise. My favorite difference between Hornet and the impotent Grindr is that you can actually put more photos on your profile, WITHOUT annoying ads to buy their defunct product that they don't even check their reviews for.

Albeit, there's still annoying marketing, but at least no more bots!! Thank god!! Although don't come on here expecting lifelong love and happiness. It could happen, but most people here are looking to have their eggplant emoji in your peach emoji, or vice versa. If you're looking for dating, try OKC.


Hornet Networks Limited
79.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 17+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2019 Hornet Networks Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. Gold Membership $0.99
  2. Gold Membership $4.99
  3. Gold Membership $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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