Are you thinking of giving up on your never-ending hunt for your homosexual partner? Or are you aghast scrutinizing fake profiles on dating apps? Well, you probably haven’t transcended the boundaries to explore two of the best dating apps. We bring a pellucid comparison so that you can choose your perfect date partner with full discretion and freedom.
Jack’d: People spanning across 2000 cities in 180 countries are interested and eager for casual dates, long-term relationships, and a lot more stuff! Diversified and blooming with the energy of QPOC, Jack’d is an independent, LGBTQ+ owned and operated company.
Grindr: Bringing you a step closer to the undiscovered queer world around you, this beguiling app has grown ever since its launch in 2009. The overwhelming response from millions of daily users makes it one of the popular choices among the LGBTQ community.
Jack’d allow you to chat and view up to 5 profiles through the unpaid plan. You can also see the anonymous people who viewed your profile. Other intrusive features are video sharing, swiping feature, 24/7 support, etc.
Grindr offers a whopping user base with genuine profiles and built-in location features. However, when it comes to popping ads, Grindr disappoints users.
Grindr showcases a much more dazzling design and features while Jack’d improve on its clumsiness when compared. The web version of Grindr is breathtaking. Both Grindr and Jack’d show grid profiles; Grindr has few options like Favourite, Home, menu. Whereas Jack’d have a clumsy little design with a favorite and matched option too.
Here’s a full review of the overall interface of both apps:
These mind-boggling new filters produce accurate results. You can filter the matches based on their availability status, location, and proximity.
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Jack’d have a very diversified user base of 5 million, sprawling over 2000 cities of 180 countries. The parent company Online Buddies flaunts an installing rate of 10,000 downloads per day. Proudly securing 4th place on Google Play Store and App Store, it manages to be the most popular gay dating app. 67% of users are between 18 and 26, and 60% of users are black and Latino.
People of different ages, height, weight, etc., can be filtered, bringing you closer to your perfect date:
Grindr has been flouncing towards success all the more since last year. In the past 12 months, its app has been installed 2 million times in the USA. Past five-year downloads are gigantic. About 30 million users have downloaded Grindr to find their soulmate or catch up for casual hookups. Busiest on Sunday nights, over 700,000 men from 162 countries are using this enthralling app. An average Grindr spends approximately an hour daily on this app.
The highly diversified population at Jack’d encapsulate every gender of the LGBTQ community to identify themselves. Some of them are:
According to the statistics, 15% of men are inclined towards this intrusive app, whereas only 5% of women use Grindr in the USA (January 2018). This data correlates to the age group 18 and above.
The official customer support poses some restrictions on the profile photo a user can put.
Only people of 18 years and above can create a profile.
People using someone else’s profile or fake profiles will be suspended permanently.
Here’s how you can create a profile on Jack’d
While creating a profile on Grindr, keep these things in mind:
Both the apps are fit for casual as well as serious relationships. The basic plan uses geolocation as a factor for matchmaking. As you proceed to premium plans, you can add more filters to your search like proximity, age, relationship status, etc.
Jack’d: It allows you to swipe through various profiles to find your match. If you have set your relationship status to single, you will be shown the single people’s profiles. When you reach the bottom of the page, new results will be shown in the next 24 hours. Thus, the match is based on mutual interest. Whether you want to make love or keep it casual, Jack’d got you covered.
Grindr: Grindr uses the geolocation feature to show profiles. They automatically load as you scroll down. You can filter your matches by making changes in the option “My Type.”
When it comes to users’ safety, Jack’d got it licked. The Jack’d 4.0 version has improvised on the safety and security feature keeping in mind users’ privacy.
Concerned over rising threat cases against the LGBTQ community. The app is caressing its users in the following ways:
Earlier, Grinder’s had fraught with danger. It was under scrutiny when news about a breach of data spread like wildfire. It had shared the data of users with third-party advertisers. However, it is now being operated under new leadership. Thus continuous speculations are being made about its other safety policies.
Grindr requires a mandatory SMS verification code. For this, you will have to share your number with them. They assure their customers of not leaking their phone numbers to the third party. We can hold them for that.
Following the similar steps as mentioned in Jack’d app, your number will be verified. It is a necessary part of preventing scams and fake profiles.
The official customer support of Jack’d offer the following solution, in case you faced a serious scam and want to report urgently.
After your report is submitted, it will review your message to ascertain the scam.
The basic plan is intriguing and interactive, but the premium members get delightful features extending far beyond users’ expectations. The premium plan costs $9.99 per month. However, it’s at the customer’s discretion to purchase a premium plan or make in-app purchases ranging from $3.99 to $54.99.
There are two types of paid versions here. Grindr XTRA and Grindr Unlimited
You can get access to chatting and unlimited voice calls in the free plan of Jack’d. However, there’s a limit to the number of times you can share images through the free program.
Jack’d premium features:
Apart from the above-mentioned, premium features allow unlimited messaging, profile filtering, and unlimited album storage.
In the free version, you get features like creating and editing a profile, sending and receiving messages, basic filtering using location features.
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After considering all the aspects of the two rivals, you would pick the best choice for yourself according to your needs. On the one hand, Jack’d a bit more NSA friendly; on the other hand, Grindr’s audacious interface and features make it a popular choice among youngsters. However, Grindr fails to make its users believe in its non-breach policy. Past horrendous trends where users were duped into sharing their profiles are shameful.
Thus the final prize from us goes to Jack’d. Brimming with body positivity and embracing the LGBTQ community, it has stood up to our expectations.