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 guys to connect with each other.
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.

30+ million guys, no spambots.
Find exactly the guys you like by using our powerful search and filters.
View, Woof, and chat with guys from around the world.
SCRUFF Match connects you with the guys you like.

Connect with the guys you like in the way that fits you best.
Browse and chat with people from your neighborhood or anywhere else in the world.
See a new stack of profiles every day on SCRUFF Match - the more you swipe, the more it learns what you’re looking for.
Click "I'm Interested" on a profile and SCRUFF will let you know if there's a mutual attraction.

SCRUFF makes it easy to show all sides of who you are.
Share your story with multiple profile pics, rich profiles, private albums, hashtags, and more.
Let guys 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.

Your safety and security is SCRUFF's top priority.
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.

Get more personal with video chat!
A fun and sexy way to get to know each other before you meet.
Prefer to keep it virtual? Video chat has you covered.

Find guys looking for the same thing with SCRUFF Match:
Every day, SCRUFF Match shows you a new stack of guys who are looking for guys 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 center for LGBTQ+ events and travel.
See upcoming events in your area, curated daily by our team.
RSVP, see who else is going, and find your squad.
Browse the top LGBTQ parties, prides, and festivals around the globe.
Traveling? Let other guys know when you'll be in their area and chat with local members before you arrive.

Question? Comments? We’re available any time at

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.

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What’s New

Version 6.7900.0

We update SCRUFF often; this version includes bug fixes and general performance improvements. For complete release history, visit

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24.1K Ratings

24.1K 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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