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A site designed for those with HIV, HPV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Positive Singles has been forming connections since 2001.
This means unlimited videos, photos and text messaging, finding guys near you and further afield, a search and tracking tool to see who has been checking you out, and a ‘would like to meet’ feature where men must meet your criteria.
Dattch staff monitor the site to stop men from sneaking in under the gaydar.
Best of all, Between offers a lock function that’s activated if your phone is lost, stolen, or falls into the wrong hands.
Best for gay guys: Scruff (i OS/Android/Windows Phone, free) While Scruff offers a worringly long price list of in-app purchases for maximising man-to-man action, it also excels in free content.
A word to the wise: this makes it way, way scarier than Tinder and yet somehow more exciting.
Best for private encounters: Tingle (i OS, free) Tingle lets you talk or text without revealing a name and number.
The more you experiment with Tingle, the more credits you earn for messaging – its developers claim this stops spammers and over-flirting but it also monetises Tingle via in-app purchases, meaning you’ll spend to keep in private contact with a catch.