General description

Jack’d is a still-popular and free gay dating app. Its motto is: be yourself no matter how unique you are! It is for gay, bi, and curious people who want to keep on exploring their sexuality. It’s available not only on Android and iOs but also on Windows. It is developed by Online Buddies LLC. The majority of members are late teens and young people. It is mostly popular among Black and Latino guys.


  • 2 million worldwide users
  • Quick registration process
  • Pleasant design
  • Intros are mostly witty or funny
  • Users are encouraged to show their faces, not just a part of their body
  • Nude or illegal pictures are prohibited
  • Long-term relationships option is present
  • Notifications about a mutual interest
  • Free instant chat
  • Quick sending of recently sent photos, up to 18 in a Pro version
  • Public and private profile photos
  • Favorites list
  • The ability to browse through profiles without being seen
  • For a better safety, screenshots aren’t allowed


  • Banner ads and endless video ads in a free version
  • Many profiles are incomplete
  • A full set of features is only available in a paid Pro version
  • Location isn’t accurate
  • No social network features, no ability to post anything and show one’s personality
  • Many users indicate LTR or “Strictly friends” category just for safety reasons, but in fact, start communication from sexual offers
  • Crashes often
  • Almost zero customer service

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1 week Pro: 3.99$

1 month Pro: 9.99$

3 months Pro: 21.99$

12 months Pro: 57.99$

Expert’s Rating

Overall                       3 stars

Price                           4 stars

Features                      3 stars

Communication          3 stars

Safety                         4 stars

Customer Support      2 stars

Users’ comments:

“Went out to hookup a few times with the help of Jack’d but never anything serious. Even hookups became more difficult now since the app is overloaded with ads. There are other similar apps that work much better, even their free versions. It looks like its time is over or close to that. It makes no sense to suffer so much during the search, there are easier ways.” (Robert, Manhattan)

“I am with Jack’d for a long time and the initial conception of it was pretty cool, also it had much fewer bugs than now. I wish they never updated the primary version. In any case, a lot of guys but harder to reach out and not all of them are of high quality anymore. The biggest problem is technical and I am really thinking to uninstall it. I had some fun indeed but most of the guys were very young and also immature. It’s not enough for someone who is growing older, in all meanings.” (Manuel, Brooklyn)

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Expert’s summary:

The gay dating scene is so huge nowadays that existing dating apps are all about competition. However, creators of Jack’d Gay chat & dating app don’t seem to bother or do anything in this regard. Their one and only attempt to exceed Grindr was encouraging users to post photos of their faces not just their headless torso. On this, all attempts finished and the app started torturing its members with non-stop ads. Doesn’t matter how Jack’d positions itself, it’s still a hookup app, and making your way through the apps is not really fair. It’s not fair either to pay for a Pro membership for just receiving cheap sex offers and zero customer support so it makes us wonder why would anyone use it at all.

The answer is, some students may find it worthy of attention because of free options and a big number of young users worldwide. Free hookups are a part of modern youth culture. So there’s a cup of tea for everyone in the list of apps including Jack’d. Just it’s not 100% unique or effective enough to recommend it to everyone.

If the creators of Jack’d really wanted to keep their place in this business, they would have to improve so many things starting from engineering a more technically reliable platform to quicker and more efficient customer support.

Technical information:

Requires Android: 4.1 and up

Requires iOS: 9.0 or later

Age range: 18+

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Jack’d Gay chat & dating app Review