Cuddling season has officially arrived.
And it’s definitely no fun alone. So we figured we’d see what’s new with one of the best-ever hookup/dating apps on the market for gay men—Scruff.
The newest innovation, which launched in late November, is one of the best yet in our opinion. Profile verification (still in BETA mode, but glitch-free in our experience) allows users to verify their identities by matching specific poses for review by the Scruff team. For instance, it might show a picture of a guy holding up two fingers with his right hand. When prompted, you take a photo with the same pose.
Once you complete two poses (it takes a matter of seconds), you simply wait until the Scruff moderation staff to compare your posed pictures to your main profile face pic. And voila! You get a checkmark next to your name that tells users you are who you say you are.
This is quite important in a world where catfishing runs rampant, so if you’re meeting up with somebody who has a verified profile, you have an extra layer of safety. Not to mention the confidence that he’s the actual man in the photos.
Of course, there are still tons of other features that make Scruff great.
We always think it’s worth upgrading to the Pro version of most apps, but especially when it comes to hunting for men at 3:00 in the morning while you’re on vacation. The Scruff team set us up with a free trial of Pro to test it out for ourselves and it confirms our belief that the extra spend is more than worth it. After months of using the free version, there’s no going back.
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, Scruff Pro is best when you pre-purchase a year for $119.99, which comes out to only $9.99 per month instead of $14.99 if you purchase one month at a time.
For the upgrade, you get unlimited chat history, unlimited private album sharing so you can keep your privates private except for those you want to show off for, view the nearest 1000 guys or sort by age, height, weight, body hair, who they are (guys next door, daddies, jocks, bears, college, etc.) and who they’re into (guys next door, daddies, jocks, bears, college, etc.). Go even deeper by sorting through tops, bottoms, and versatile guys.
Or just log on to meet a platonic friend or another couple to double date with.
Another favorite feature that we utilize a lot to find things to write about going on in Dallas (or while traveling) can be found in their frequently updated Events page (on their website, as well as the app).
So whether you’re looking for a buddy to play video games with, a dance party happening next week in the gayborhood, or a jolly bear with a long white beard for a sweaty roll in the sleigh, Scruff Pro really has your back.
And your front (but you keep those photos locked, remember?)
Scruff and Scruff Pro
Now featuring verified profiles
Scruff is free to download
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