In 2015, the company added a traveler alert feature that notifies users when they reach one of approximately 100 countries where homosexuality is criminalized, sends alerts to members about immediate safety concerns in these regions, and partners with the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), on a web page identifying anti-gay laws in such countries.
Using geolocation, the home interface displays a grid of user profile pictures, arranged from nearest to farthest away.
With so many options and the convenience of the apps, one might assume that we are more likely to assuage our loneliness than we could without them. Excessive use can do as much good for our mental state as devouring two extra-large Mc Donald’s fries at in the morning can do for our physical health.
In much the same way that fast foods offer quick, easy satiety or comfort but can damage the body via refined sugars, sodium, and cholesterol, hookup apps offer quick connection but can damage the psyche — and the body. According to a study published in 2006 in , 53.4 percent of Americans have no close friends or confidants outside of their immediate family, which is troubling as it’s up 17 percent since 1985.
Entwining with the advent of Pr EP — the drug Truvada, which prevents HIV — Scruff made old divisions between HIV-positive and HIV-negative men more porous.
Today 8 million use the app." However, like the more popular app Grindr, Scruff allows users to look past entire populations of people based on race alone.
They have great features from promoting your own business (I used to do it with my Examiner profile), and a variety of men with mainly the background of why Scruff is called Scruff.Getting started is free and easy, as is finding like-minded singles in and around any zip code.No need to waste time on long surveys either: just a couple questions and the app will start working its magic for you.Worldwide, a typical Grindr user spends approximately two hours a day on the app.That’s more time than we spend eating, and more time than most of us spend exercising.There are ones that make you see past what they look like and you can form a conversation based off of mutual interests being jobs, movies, music, etc. If you haven’t tried either of them, and are curious to see what they are about, try them out.In comparisons to Grindr, I think that if you want a successful app you have to be detailed in how you organize your profile in order to engage the user in wanting more than just clicking on the picture. For a couple of years now, Scruff has become the go to app for gay men to meet each other, be it for friendship, dating or the casual hook up and it’s popularity rivals and sometimes beats the original gay icon app, Grindr. To me personally, it is a very minimized version of what you can get out of a gay app. Also, from what it seems the aesthetic seems to be one note as well, but that is just from my viewpoint.It is a simple photo (that is being put loosely as some of the photos are trees or odd body hair) and a basic description of what the guy is looking for. Scruff to me has such a variety of options and you can really put yourself out there in more ways than one.Unlike other sites, Scruff accepts everyone on there.You can really get to know a person based on the description of your profile, and even though some are vague, some really happen to be interesting and thought provoking.