SCRUFF is the top-rated and most reliable app for gay, bi, trans and queer people to connect.
More than 20 million people 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 people from your neighborhood or around the world.
Use powerful search and filters to find exactly who you’re into.
See a new stack of people 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 people know what you’re into with profile details like sex preferences, safer-sex practices, HIV status and testing.
A new way to connect with other people based on recent activity.
Find people looking for the same thing with SCRUFF Match:
Every day, SCRUFF Match shows you a new stack of people who are looking for folks 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 people know when you’re visiting and ask locals for tips.
Share your travel plans on your profile, so folks in your destination city know you’ll be there soon.
Chat with local people 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 $16.99 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.perrystreet.com/tos
We update SCRUFF often; this version includes bug fixes and general performance improvements. For complete release history, visit https://scruff.com/releasenotes.
Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
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.
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- Contact Info
- User Content
- Usage Data
- Sensitive Info
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- Perry Street Software, Inc
- 208.2 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- 17+ Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2022
- In-App Purchases
- SCRUFF Pro $14.99
- SCRUFF Pro $12.99
- SCRUFF Pro $39.99
- SCRUFF Pro $8.99
- Messaging Pro $4.99
- SCRUFF Pro $16.99
- Browsing Pro $3.99
- SCRUFF Pro $35.99
- SCRUFF Pro $119.99
- SCRUFF Pro $19.99