SCRUFF - Gay Dating & Chat 17+

Match, connect & meet new guys

Perry Street Software, Inc

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



SCRUFF is the top-rated and most reliable app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people to connect with each other.

SCRUFF is an independent, LGBTQ+ owned and operated company, and we use the app that we build. We 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.

30+ million users, no spambots
Find exactly the people you like with search and filters
View, Woof, and chat with people from around the world
SCRUFF Match connects you with the people you like
Click "I'm Interested" on a profile and SCRUFF will let you know if there's a mutual attraction

Share your story with multiple profile pics, rich profiles, private albums, hashtags, and more
Let others know what you’re into with profile details like sex preferences and safer-sex practices
Comprehensive pronoun and gender identity options put you in control of your identity

24/7 support for our community, including in-app links to our Safety Center
We never share your data with 3rd party ad networks or data aggregators like Google or Facebook
Message history, photos, and videos sync across your devices and never get lost

Let others know you're real by verifying your profile photos
Complete the process in seconds and receive a verification badge on your profile
Know whose photos are real by looking for the badge on other profiles

A fun and sexy way to get to know each other before you meet
Prefer to keep it virtual? Video chat has you covered

Every day, SCRUFF Match shows you a new stack of profiles who are looking for people 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 them, and we’ll show them again tomorrow

Browse the top LGBTQ parties, prides, and festivals around the globe
RSVP, see who else is going, and find your squad
Traveling? Let others know when you'll be in their area and chat with local members before you arrive

Question? Comments? We’re available any time at

This subscription is valid for 30 days, 90 days, or 1 year, depending on the subscription type selected. Payment will be charged to your Apple ID 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-renew may be turned off via Settings > Apple ID > Subscriptions. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.

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What’s New

Version 7.15.0

Welcome to SCRUFF Version 7!
We've made some visual enhancements throughout the app to improve the overall experience, as well as updates behind the scenes to improve stability and performance.
For complete release history, visit

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24.5K Ratings

24.5K Ratings

Snowcoolio92 ,

Keep it Social, Make it Slutty, No judgment for all

Grindr, Growlr, Jack’d Scruff, Squirt, have all been rites of passage for us since I was beginning college back in 1992. WIth HIV and the AIDS epidemic, a generation of us was literally taken from the world, the generation that was the whole reason we can be who we are today in fact, and with them the art of cruising, bathhouses and all the kinky mysterious outlets dwindled into almost nothing. This is not from lack of necessity, mind you, so fast forward to THe social dating application age. I definitely am one that has no issue with them, and I see them for what they are… social apps. This may generalize them for some, but yo make of them what you want, and SCRUFF is definitely my favorite. In all the time I have had SCRUFF, I can say that it has rarely been something for me to hook up as much as the rest, but that is not a dig at all. I have made and still have several good friends that I met on SCRUFF, and that meansmore to me than anything else. It’s user friendly, not too set in its namesake niche, and always keeps it interesting consistently. with out being bigger than its competitors like to fancy themselves to be. THats about all .

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! We’re lucky to have members like you as a part of the SCRUFF community. WOOF!

Bukouras ,

Great App!

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!

ih02912 ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Perry Street Software, Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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