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SCRUFF

Perry Street Software

Gay chat & match

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  • img Expert
    1. Explore the profiles of more than 12 million guys! Get to know tons of interesting people and find the relationship you want
    2. Chat history never disappears, so you always have a record of your conversations, no matter how old they are
    3. Venture feature is a great resource for world travelers! Learn all about fun activities, recommended by locals, in cities around the world

    Reviewed by Katelyn on March 20, 2018

  • Young gay hot men! Try Scruff! Mar 17, 2019

    By Hank 68
    Without a doubt Scruff delivers a daily feast of gay men. You can spend hours reading the profiles and viewing face photos of aspiring young gay men on your Smartphone in the privacy of your home or office. You are allowed to “woof” any man that you might fancy. This is purely your individual choice. You can even contact any of these individuals if their profile offers any interest to you. It is up to the individual you try to contact to message you back. It may be problematic as to whether you receive a message back because that is based on mutual interest of looks, hobbies, business interests and numerous other factors. These factors can be included under the very general term of “chemistry”. The basic plan is free. You are limited on the number of guys you can view. It is still very generous on the number of men you can view. For a nominal monthly fee you can upgrade to the “Pro” plan. With this plan you can view many more gay men along with their profiles as well as message any guy you might want. It is very addictive to browse the guys. It is very entertaining as well. I would highly recommend this app! If you are a gay man I guarantee you will enjoy yourself!
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Jonathan Hayes
    Great app for chatting with local gay and/or trans men. It can be difficult to find the diamonds in the rough, but they are there! This is the best app for meeting gay men in my personal opinion.
  • It’s like that gay version of Facebook Apr 3, 2019

    By NailedOne
    When I decided to find a new man in my life I joined Scruff and started chatting with guys who live nearby. Seeing how close some guys are is nice because you can both choose whether or not you want to develop a relationship with someone before you get to know them. Something that takes a bit of getting used to though is that the distance that this app shows you is as-the-crow-flys distance. In other words, my boyfriend lives 37 miles away according to the app, but in actuality he’s about an hour’s drive away from me. It might be nice if Scruff utilized Google maps to give you the driving distance instead of what it gives you because it can be misleading. I ultimately found the man of my dreams on Scruff and me and my boyfriend now use Scruff to communicate with each other. We also have an agreement that we can flirt with other guys as long as we’re not looking for potential hookups. Scruff has been wonderful. I have met a lot of new friends in addition to finding my new boyfriend. This app has changed my life for the better!
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Brian Z. Guertin
    Great app to enjoy men all over the world! Thank you, Scruff, for all my happy endings! 😜 Update...after sending that review, I haven't been able to access my MaineMan account since March. I've tried everything. Can any one get me through to customer service? I've been trying for over 2 months. Please help me or refund my money!
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Matthew Ranucci
    I've had many experiences here for sure. Overall, I believe there is definitely room for improvement. Having a paid subscription, I feel that the $$$ price is much further ahead of it's features/services. *PURCHASE NECESSARY* PAID app SUBSCRIPTION is REQUIRED for a SAFER EXPERIENCE; blocking feature, is LIMITED otherwise.
  • Three reason... +1 Sep 22, 2017

    By J_C.
    I dislike the amount of people that use scruff. That’s it, truthfully, I can’t thing of any other grievances. At first glance the interface is wonky (Being that all gay boys start on Grindr). However, Scruff has amazing capabilities! Everything I could ever ask for in an app of this sort is there, it’s very well thought out. Some of my favorite things are the private photo albums •You can quickly catch a guys attention by unlocking, rather than a nearly invisible ‘hey’•The human body is art, one should capture it is ways that communicate that and share often• I also love the fact that you can jot quick notes about someone for yourself •I don’t have PRO at the moment but this would be something I’d us after every conversation•He likes/dislikes... Don’t talk to him he... *giggles*• Lastly I enjoy the match sectioning the app •I think it’s super cutesy•It keeps me coming back just about every day, there aren’t very many profiles that catch my attention in my area [What can I say, I’m out of their leagues]•It’s an awesome way to see profiles that I do not come by on a day to day bases• Okay, okay, okay; This is really the last one. The ability to search lNo need to elaborate• Truthfully Grindr gets more attention than it deserves and I wish more people would use scruff. Pleeeaasssss make it happen some how!!! But only allow the men... I like men not boys... MEN 😍
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Ben Ghallis
    Used to be a lot better in its early days, simpler and easier. Like all apps over time it is becoming more like every other social media platform, covering all bases and consumer demographics. Has fewer ads than its main rival but it's users don't read your bio before contacting you, because it's too detailed and pages long.
  • So much better than Grindr! Aug 5, 2018

    By valued custmr
    I have used Scruff nearly for ten years! I have nothing but positive compliments about the company. And it’s not only in comparison to Grindr, who is awful. Scruff’s professionalism is evident in their quality of the app and customer dedication. With scruff I have encountered the following : - dedicated customer support - a response in a timely fashion - a follow on customer/product request - a follow on abuser reporting - service dependability, as for example messages being delivered by either parties, sender(s)/receiver(s) - a human connections when following on on issue - relatable advertising, no Christian mingle or similar no sense. Just product that enhances the livelihood of our community LGTBQ community! No just anyone buying/selling something. I don’t give this praise because I despite Grindr’s platform so much, I know quality when I see it. I can’t wait to see Scruff’s market value and presence exceeds that of overrated Grindr. I would be more happy paying Scruff’s extra service in comparison to unlimited blocks and whatever other nonsense that comes with “Xtra”. * I don’t and never have been employed by Scruff, nor was I compensated in anyway for this review. I enjoy there product and service and will continue to be their valued customer, just as they remember who their real customers are. Thank you, Valued Customer
  • May 20, 2021

    By Jordan Fritz
    Edit: for anyone who is having a similar problem, saying this device has created too many profiles, I went into the app settings on my phone and cleared all the data from it! Then I was able to create a new account Not being allowed to make a profile because "this device has created too many accounts", and then not being allowed to make an account because my email that I use for everything can't be validated, is a HUGE problem. But the times I've actually been able to use the app has been fine.
  • Young gay hot men! Try Scruff! Mar 17, 2019

    By Hank 68
    Without a doubt Scruff delivers a daily feast of gay men. You can spend hours reading the profiles and viewing face photos of aspiring young gay men on your Smartphone in the privacy of your home or office. You are allowed to “woof” any man that you might fancy. This is purely your individual choice. You can even contact any of these individuals if their profile offers any interest to you. It is up to the individual you try to contact to message you back. It may be problematic as to whether you receive a message back because that is based on mutual interest of looks, hobbies, business interests and numerous other factors. These factors can be included under the very general term of “chemistry”. The basic plan is free. You are limited on the number of guys you can view. It is still very generous on the number of men you can view. For a nominal monthly fee you can upgrade to the “Pro” plan. With this plan you can view many more gay men along with their profiles as well as message any guy you might want. It is very addictive to browse the guys. It is very entertaining as well. I would highly recommend this app! If you are a gay man I guarantee you will enjoy yourself!
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Jonathan Hayes
    Great app for chatting with local gay and/or trans men. It can be difficult to find the diamonds in the rough, but they are there! This is the best app for meeting gay men in my personal opinion.
  • It’s like that gay version of Facebook Apr 3, 2019

    By NailedOne
    When I decided to find a new man in my life I joined Scruff and started chatting with guys who live nearby. Seeing how close some guys are is nice because you can both choose whether or not you want to develop a relationship with someone before you get to know them. Something that takes a bit of getting used to though is that the distance that this app shows you is as-the-crow-flys distance. In other words, my boyfriend lives 37 miles away according to the app, but in actuality he’s about an hour’s drive away from me. It might be nice if Scruff utilized Google maps to give you the driving distance instead of what it gives you because it can be misleading. I ultimately found the man of my dreams on Scruff and me and my boyfriend now use Scruff to communicate with each other. We also have an agreement that we can flirt with other guys as long as we’re not looking for potential hookups. Scruff has been wonderful. I have met a lot of new friends in addition to finding my new boyfriend. This app has changed my life for the better!
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Brian Z. Guertin
    Great app to enjoy men all over the world! Thank you, Scruff, for all my happy endings! 😜 Update...after sending that review, I haven't been able to access my MaineMan account since March. I've tried everything. Can any one get me through to customer service? I've been trying for over 2 months. Please help me or refund my money!
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Matthew Ranucci
    I've had many experiences here for sure. Overall, I believe there is definitely room for improvement. Having a paid subscription, I feel that the $$$ price is much further ahead of it's features/services. *PURCHASE NECESSARY* PAID app SUBSCRIPTION is REQUIRED for a SAFER EXPERIENCE; blocking feature, is LIMITED otherwise.
  • Three reason... +1 Sep 22, 2017

    By J_C.
    I dislike the amount of people that use scruff. That’s it, truthfully, I can’t thing of any other grievances. At first glance the interface is wonky (Being that all gay boys start on Grindr). However, Scruff has amazing capabilities! Everything I could ever ask for in an app of this sort is there, it’s very well thought out. Some of my favorite things are the private photo albums •You can quickly catch a guys attention by unlocking, rather than a nearly invisible ‘hey’•The human body is art, one should capture it is ways that communicate that and share often• I also love the fact that you can jot quick notes about someone for yourself •I don’t have PRO at the moment but this would be something I’d us after every conversation•He likes/dislikes... Don’t talk to him he... *giggles*• Lastly I enjoy the match sectioning the app •I think it’s super cutesy•It keeps me coming back just about every day, there aren’t very many profiles that catch my attention in my area [What can I say, I’m out of their leagues]•It’s an awesome way to see profiles that I do not come by on a day to day bases• Okay, okay, okay; This is really the last one. The ability to search lNo need to elaborate• Truthfully Grindr gets more attention than it deserves and I wish more people would use scruff. Pleeeaasssss make it happen some how!!! But only allow the men... I like men not boys... MEN 😍
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Ben Ghallis
    Used to be a lot better in its early days, simpler and easier. Like all apps over time it is becoming more like every other social media platform, covering all bases and consumer demographics. Has fewer ads than its main rival but it's users don't read your bio before contacting you, because it's too detailed and pages long.
  • So much better than Grindr! Aug 5, 2018

    By valued custmr
    I have used Scruff nearly for ten years! I have nothing but positive compliments about the company. And it’s not only in comparison to Grindr, who is awful. Scruff’s professionalism is evident in their quality of the app and customer dedication. With scruff I have encountered the following : - dedicated customer support - a response in a timely fashion - a follow on customer/product request - a follow on abuser reporting - service dependability, as for example messages being delivered by either parties, sender(s)/receiver(s) - a human connections when following on on issue - relatable advertising, no Christian mingle or similar no sense. Just product that enhances the livelihood of our community LGTBQ community! No just anyone buying/selling something. I don’t give this praise because I despite Grindr’s platform so much, I know quality when I see it. I can’t wait to see Scruff’s market value and presence exceeds that of overrated Grindr. I would be more happy paying Scruff’s extra service in comparison to unlimited blocks and whatever other nonsense that comes with “Xtra”. * I don’t and never have been employed by Scruff, nor was I compensated in anyway for this review. I enjoy there product and service and will continue to be their valued customer, just as they remember who their real customers are. Thank you, Valued Customer
  • May 20, 2021

    By Jordan Fritz
    Edit: for anyone who is having a similar problem, saying this device has created too many profiles, I went into the app settings on my phone and cleared all the data from it! Then I was able to create a new account Not being allowed to make a profile because "this device has created too many accounts", and then not being allowed to make an account because my email that I use for everything can't be validated, is a HUGE problem. But the times I've actually been able to use the app has been fine.
  • Scruff is Great But!! Dec 7, 2017

    By DJJOEYP
    Scruff changed several methods of filtering and blocking in wanted messages. I wish you could set up the app to where when we set up our profiles we only see similar attributes so if I set my profile to Single because I am then when I go to Global I want to see only the single guys Not married not Polyamory not Dating Also if you had more than Global and New maybe have chat rooms where we could then access to do group chat by state, city or continental region. For that matter have one for singles by city married by city. Need more than seeing everyone it’s too much and doesn’t allow one person to use the app like we want from it. I’ve met you guys in NYC several years ago and asked me my opinion back then and I told you that I love what your doing so nothing At the moment comes to mind. But now I’m starting to see several needs. The bar scene is gone and now this is it. So now let’s take it to the next step and create the retro bar scene in Scruff with streaming video chat with Video Bars for men with certain ages. I would love to see you take a FaceTime approach where if you were in a chat and wanted to real-time chat you could. I know that it requires bandwidth for streaming and it’s probably a future release
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By omar assirri
    I tried to log in then it kicked my off then anytime I tried to launch scruff it shown connection issue I had to test. I reinstall the app still the same issue I can't even open it to log in or create another account. Another issue, I tried to log in through web browser and hit reset password and I didn't receive any link in my email.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Patrick Franceschi
    This app is glitchy. You can write whatever you want about yourself expecting your profile to save, and most of the time, it doesn't, and you'll find you just wrote paragraphs about yourself for nothing. Forget scruff. These dating apps are already problematic. Then this one has got to aggravate the hell out of me by losing like, half an hour of selctive and thoughtful writing on my part. It's been doing this to me for years and I'm done.
  • Grindr on steroids Dec 8, 2020

    By ih02912
    Scruff is just Grindr on steroids for some reason. People talk about Grindr guys being creepy and awful, but at least you deal with a wide variety of men. This app just has the worst of the awful guys, the lowest of the low in our community; it’s disgusting. This app is geared towards ‘masculine’ men, although it claims to be inclusive (more on that below), so you get all the toxic masculinity that comes along with it. I have been using this app for about 5 years and I’ve only hooked up twice from it for the first time this year. I’m not going to pretend to be a stud, but I’ve always had much better luck on Grindr. It’s only because the personalities of the guys on Scruff make me want to vomit so I lose interest quickly. Even if just for a quick hook up, it’s still not worth it. The app allows you to write more stuff on your profile than Grindr does, which makes some guys write entire essays about their likes and dislikes and that’s where you start seeing all the racism, and internalized homophobia even more. I could go on for hours writing about the kind of guys that get on the app, but it’s clear they only cater to a very particular audience. The app claims to be inclusive and what not, but even the staff is prejudiced. It’s clear that the good reviews mostly come from the same people who contribute the worst our community has to offer. To top it all off, the same guys will message you on Grindr, but not on Scruff. It makes no sense.
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By aaron srok
    This app hasn't worked for over a year. I've even reinstalled it a couple times and it always says it can't connect to the server even though it says there's no issue when testing the connection. I really dont get it.
  • Rude support, not responsive to customer requests May 15, 2018

    By Urban Panther
    The developer needs to learn that a feature may be working as designed, but if it doesn’t work the way their customers want it to, it’s not working correctly. Paid version only allows a maximum of 2000 blocks and hides, because (according to Scruff support), more than that causes app performance to degrade unacceptably. Other dating apps have solved this problem, but Scruff support were adamant that it’s not a problem and therefore they are not going to change how this works. Instead, they directed me to use their search feature, which also isn’t as robust as it could be, and doesn’t solve the problem I have, which is that the only way to get different guys to show up in my feed is to block or hide the ones who are already shown (so that there is room for other profiles to be displayed). Again the answer from Scruff support was “this is working as designed and we’re not going to change it.” These answers would be unacceptable from the company I work for, and pretty much any other company I’ve encountered. This developer needs to learn that their paying customers are their most important customers, and the customer is always right. Again, “working as designed” is not the same as “working correctly” if it’s not working how your customers want it to.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Randy Leonard
    Not sure how I'm supposed to look for people if I can't get past the home screen because it freezes every time I load it. If this garbage app isn't fixed by the end of the weekend it'll end up in the trash like rest.
  • Paying member...update ruined experience Jun 17, 2019

    By connor from da hood
    I’ll start w/ saying Scruff for me has easily been one of my favorite hookup/dating apps, both in ease of use, selection of eligible great guys, and features for lying members. I deleted my Grindr soon after joining as a premium Scruff member because I felt I only ever easily found what I was searching for (with actual follow through) on this app. But all withstanding, this recent update has been abysmal from a technical perspective. Woofs and photo unlocks only seem to work half the time, often you have to fully back out of a chat & profile to see a new incoming message, and don’t even get me started on the photo viewing experience. The best part of premium IMO was the ability to quickly, easily, and fully see a members photo album; to get a better sense of if someone is your type. But now it is almost a pain to view a members full album. If you zoom too much or in a slightly careless way, it completely bumps you out of a user’s photo album back to their main profile, sometimes happening over and over. When you aren’t completely forced out of an album, half the time the zoom feature stops working all together. And will also frequently bump you to a completely different picture than you were viewing. It’s a mess to say the least.
  • App redesign kills Scruff Dec 28, 2019

    By Priapus__
    Unfortunately, after paying hundreds of dollars over the years to the Scruff developers, I won’t be giving them another dollar and I’m not alone... The app is going the way of Grindr rapidly because of delusional decisions in management, seemingly related to social engineering causes. They significantly lowered the refresh rate of the online global grid which facilitated high speed meeting of guys presumably because it allowed for refined selection of potential interests and this competes with the philosophy of the app developers who would like to see a less shallow gay culture. You can’t force people to talk to ugly guys, we will just leave your app for one that does provide gay online dating services at the same level as Scruff used to, and considering the money in this space, it won’t take long. Remember how quick Grindr’s fall was? I just refuse to support a ridiculous development team limiting their app for people who pay over a hundred dollars each year for pro service... especially when it would seem that not data, but instead ideology, is the reason for the regression. At least you now have a great my digital gay yearbook app... young people can just use 4chan or reddit to meet hot young gay guys if your app is broken and artificially delayed, you’re not going to singlehandedly dismantle beauty worship, it’s a feature of sexuality and one that should be celebrated.
  • Black Lives Matter Jun 21, 2020

    By Cheki85
    I haven’t been on the apps in awhile because, you know, once in a lifetime pandemic and all, but I got tired of looking at cute boys outside my window. Tentatively, I dipped my toes back into the hookup app waters, just for a casual browse and perhaps an occasional chat. The events of the last few weeks, however, made me incredibly sensitive to the fragility of my black body and I wanted to send a message to everyone else on the grids: that black lives matter everywhere. I uploaded the BLM logo to my Grindr, Jack’d, and Scruff profiles. The first two accepted it with no problem, but Scruff rejected it multiple times until I sent a support request. They allowed it for about a day before rejecting it again, citing their guidelines. The same company that owns Scruff also owns Jack’d, btw. While it was annoying, Scruff’s decision felt like a continuation of the erasure and marginalization I’ve experienced as a queer black man on these apps. Erasure and marginalization that’s built into the very apps. Scruff shows little to no consideration for black people as it is but it’s a shame when Grindr has better practices than you.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Stanley Johnson
    It's a good app. It does attract a wide variety! Rather limited in a rural setting unless you pay for pro. I don't pay any attention to the adds. They are a distraction. I think Scruff should provide a larget radius of people without having to pay for Pro.

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  • img Expert
    1. Explore the profiles of more than 12 million guys! Get to know tons of interesting people and find the relationship you want
    2. Chat history never disappears, so you always have a record of your conversations, no matter how old they are
    3. Venture feature is a great resource for world travelers! Learn all about fun activities, recommended by locals, in cities around the world

    Reviewed by Katelyn on March 20, 2018

  • Young gay hot men! Try Scruff! Mar 17, 2019

    By Hank 68
    Without a doubt Scruff delivers a daily feast of gay men. You can spend hours reading the profiles and viewing face photos of aspiring young gay men on your Smartphone in the privacy of your home or office. You are allowed to “woof” any man that you might fancy. This is purely your individual choice. You can even contact any of these individuals if their profile offers any interest to you. It is up to the individual you try to contact to message you back. It may be problematic as to whether you receive a message back because that is based on mutual interest of looks, hobbies, business interests and numerous other factors. These factors can be included under the very general term of “chemistry”. The basic plan is free. You are limited on the number of guys you can view. It is still very generous on the number of men you can view. For a nominal monthly fee you can upgrade to the “Pro” plan. With this plan you can view many more gay men along with their profiles as well as message any guy you might want. It is very addictive to browse the guys. It is very entertaining as well. I would highly recommend this app! If you are a gay man I guarantee you will enjoy yourself!
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Jonathan Hayes
    Great app for chatting with local gay and/or trans men. It can be difficult to find the diamonds in the rough, but they are there! This is the best app for meeting gay men in my personal opinion.
  • It’s like that gay version of Facebook Apr 3, 2019

    By NailedOne
    When I decided to find a new man in my life I joined Scruff and started chatting with guys who live nearby. Seeing how close some guys are is nice because you can both choose whether or not you want to develop a relationship with someone before you get to know them. Something that takes a bit of getting used to though is that the distance that this app shows you is as-the-crow-flys distance. In other words, my boyfriend lives 37 miles away according to the app, but in actuality he’s about an hour’s drive away from me. It might be nice if Scruff utilized Google maps to give you the driving distance instead of what it gives you because it can be misleading. I ultimately found the man of my dreams on Scruff and me and my boyfriend now use Scruff to communicate with each other. We also have an agreement that we can flirt with other guys as long as we’re not looking for potential hookups. Scruff has been wonderful. I have met a lot of new friends in addition to finding my new boyfriend. This app has changed my life for the better!
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Brian Z. Guertin
    Great app to enjoy men all over the world! Thank you, Scruff, for all my happy endings! 😜 Update...after sending that review, I haven't been able to access my MaineMan account since March. I've tried everything. Can any one get me through to customer service? I've been trying for over 2 months. Please help me or refund my money!
  • Three reason... +1 Sep 22, 2017

    By J_C.
    I dislike the amount of people that use scruff. That’s it, truthfully, I can’t thing of any other grievances. At first glance the interface is wonky (Being that all gay boys start on Grindr). However, Scruff has amazing capabilities! Everything I could ever ask for in an app of this sort is there, it’s very well thought out. Some of my favorite things are the private photo albums •You can quickly catch a guys attention by unlocking, rather than a nearly invisible ‘hey’•The human body is art, one should capture it is ways that communicate that and share often• I also love the fact that you can jot quick notes about someone for yourself •I don’t have PRO at the moment but this would be something I’d us after every conversation•He likes/dislikes... Don’t talk to him he... *giggles*• Lastly I enjoy the match sectioning the app •I think it’s super cutesy•It keeps me coming back just about every day, there aren’t very many profiles that catch my attention in my area [What can I say, I’m out of their leagues]•It’s an awesome way to see profiles that I do not come by on a day to day bases• Okay, okay, okay; This is really the last one. The ability to search lNo need to elaborate• Truthfully Grindr gets more attention than it deserves and I wish more people would use scruff. Pleeeaasssss make it happen some how!!! But only allow the men... I like men not boys... MEN 😍
  • So much better than Grindr! Aug 5, 2018

    By valued custmr
    I have used Scruff nearly for ten years! I have nothing but positive compliments about the company. And it’s not only in comparison to Grindr, who is awful. Scruff’s professionalism is evident in their quality of the app and customer dedication. With scruff I have encountered the following : - dedicated customer support - a response in a timely fashion - a follow on customer/product request - a follow on abuser reporting - service dependability, as for example messages being delivered by either parties, sender(s)/receiver(s) - a human connections when following on on issue - relatable advertising, no Christian mingle or similar no sense. Just product that enhances the livelihood of our community LGTBQ community! No just anyone buying/selling something. I don’t give this praise because I despite Grindr’s platform so much, I know quality when I see it. I can’t wait to see Scruff’s market value and presence exceeds that of overrated Grindr. I would be more happy paying Scruff’s extra service in comparison to unlimited blocks and whatever other nonsense that comes with “Xtra”. * I don’t and never have been employed by Scruff, nor was I compensated in anyway for this review. I enjoy there product and service and will continue to be their valued customer, just as they remember who their real customers are. Thank you, Valued Customer
  • Scruff is Great But!! Dec 7, 2017

    By DJJOEYP
    Scruff changed several methods of filtering and blocking in wanted messages. I wish you could set up the app to where when we set up our profiles we only see similar attributes so if I set my profile to Single because I am then when I go to Global I want to see only the single guys Not married not Polyamory not Dating Also if you had more than Global and New maybe have chat rooms where we could then access to do group chat by state, city or continental region. For that matter have one for singles by city married by city. Need more than seeing everyone it’s too much and doesn’t allow one person to use the app like we want from it. I’ve met you guys in NYC several years ago and asked me my opinion back then and I told you that I love what your doing so nothing At the moment comes to mind. But now I’m starting to see several needs. The bar scene is gone and now this is it. So now let’s take it to the next step and create the retro bar scene in Scruff with streaming video chat with Video Bars for men with certain ages. I would love to see you take a FaceTime approach where if you were in a chat and wanted to real-time chat you could. I know that it requires bandwidth for streaming and it’s probably a future release
  • Scruff Good, Scruff Sexy! Feb 20, 2021

    By ScruffHappy
    As apps like this go, I have found more real and quality men, overall. I enjoy the use of other apps too, but each provides differently, which is great. Sometimes I like a meal of my favorite comfort foods and sometimes I want something with more spice or....ok, with men you might not take home to Mom because while I’m not ashamed of that debauchery, I don’t want my intuitive mother to suddenly blush and/or choke mid meal, Dad trying not to “get it” and using all the wrong life saving techniques but wanting to just watch the game but not being able to hide a proud smirk (oh god, why is he really smirking like that)! I’m messing this all up, but now I’m hungry and HUNGRY! Guys, I think you’ll get as much or more here. Not confused, but more good solid dates and fun with sexy men. Now, go forth and multi...well, go getcha some...
  • Everything Grindr wishes it was Mar 31, 2021

    By RainBeauWolf
    This is a top notch quality app. It’s well-thought and user friendly. The guys are definitely more reliable when meeting (and I use multiple apps). Customer service is responsive (and quickly). Profiles have freedom for more detail. The only change I’d make would be a face requirement and profile verification to weed out posers using fake pics. I never have issues with ridiculous cartoon ads for childish games. I never get spammed or scammed. Grindr needs to up their game. The only reason its more popular is because it’s been around longer but it’s absolute trash. Scruff is definitely worth the money but it’s still great as a free app. I’ve had it for many years and recommend over every competitor hands down.
  • bluffing advertising to become Pro, Jan 28, 2019

    By H2O Dandana ceo
    Did the developer know about there advertisement page to become in Pro, that’s stick on the screen and cannot be removed, until I have to cancel all the app. and download it again, and write again the email password, etc,, and then there no way to go to Pro, this happened many times, and with long experience on my iPhone, I tried different time to inform you about it but no body answer, and still this promotion coming and no one care if this offer serious or just bluffing, let us know how to applicat this promotion without sticky way, and be clear to show the way to activate it. for that in my review give just one star, until you resolve this problem seriously.
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Matthew Ranucci
    I've had many experiences here for sure. Overall, I believe there is definitely room for improvement. Having a paid subscription, I feel that the $$$ price is much further ahead of it's features/services. *PURCHASE NECESSARY* PAID app SUBSCRIPTION is REQUIRED for a SAFER EXPERIENCE; blocking feature, is LIMITED otherwise.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Richard Morgan
    Actually my favorite app of this type. Wish they offered more up front profile pictures like the other app that starts with an "S". App is a keeper, but premium subscription is NOT, and WAY too overpriced. EDIT-I broke down and went "pro", and I must add that this is the only app that I have made any friends on. I still highly recommend it.
  • beards and butts Mar 5, 2020

    By SuePositori
    is what we’re looking for on here, in the end. why not come down to the one of most popular spots in town where you can get attention and validation from people who are seeking attention and validation from someone that isn’t you! bored? hop on Scruff. horny? let’s go! sad and having an existential crisis about it you’ll ever meet someone while continuing to engage in toxic social media habits that further distance us as a community by having us pick one another like fresh meat, well then this app is for you! you’ll love when you have a great conversation and then the person disappears. you’ll have such fun overthinking! and if you’re looking for something quick and easy, this is the app for you! careful though, the eager ones get a little clingy.
  • May 18, 2021

    By Robert West
    commercials and blinking interruptions are less than. the guys are good (for the most part, but dont expect miracles). the match feature works and its...ok, but it could be better with more accurate matches (not 300miles away) i want to easily send a voice clip.
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Ben Ghallis
    Used to be a lot better in its early days, simpler and easier. Like all apps over time it is becoming more like every other social media platform, covering all bases and consumer demographics. Has fewer ads than its main rival but it's users don't read your bio before contacting you, because it's too detailed and pages long.
  • May 20, 2021

    By Jordan Fritz
    Edit: for anyone who is having a similar problem, saying this device has created too many profiles, I went into the app settings on my phone and cleared all the data from it! Then I was able to create a new account Not being allowed to make a profile because "this device has created too many accounts", and then not being allowed to make an account because my email that I use for everything can't be validated, is a HUGE problem. But the times I've actually been able to use the app has been fine.
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By aaron srok
    This app hasn't worked for over a year. I've even reinstalled it a couple times and it always says it can't connect to the server even though it says there's no issue when testing the connection. I really dont get it.
  • Rude support, not responsive to customer requests May 15, 2018

    By Urban Panther
    The developer needs to learn that a feature may be working as designed, but if it doesn’t work the way their customers want it to, it’s not working correctly. Paid version only allows a maximum of 2000 blocks and hides, because (according to Scruff support), more than that causes app performance to degrade unacceptably. Other dating apps have solved this problem, but Scruff support were adamant that it’s not a problem and therefore they are not going to change how this works. Instead, they directed me to use their search feature, which also isn’t as robust as it could be, and doesn’t solve the problem I have, which is that the only way to get different guys to show up in my feed is to block or hide the ones who are already shown (so that there is room for other profiles to be displayed). Again the answer from Scruff support was “this is working as designed and we’re not going to change it.” These answers would be unacceptable from the company I work for, and pretty much any other company I’ve encountered. This developer needs to learn that their paying customers are their most important customers, and the customer is always right. Again, “working as designed” is not the same as “working correctly” if it’s not working how your customers want it to.
  • Paying member...update ruined experience Jun 17, 2019

    By connor from da hood
    I’ll start w/ saying Scruff for me has easily been one of my favorite hookup/dating apps, both in ease of use, selection of eligible great guys, and features for lying members. I deleted my Grindr soon after joining as a premium Scruff member because I felt I only ever easily found what I was searching for (with actual follow through) on this app. But all withstanding, this recent update has been abysmal from a technical perspective. Woofs and photo unlocks only seem to work half the time, often you have to fully back out of a chat & profile to see a new incoming message, and don’t even get me started on the photo viewing experience. The best part of premium IMO was the ability to quickly, easily, and fully see a members photo album; to get a better sense of if someone is your type. But now it is almost a pain to view a members full album. If you zoom too much or in a slightly careless way, it completely bumps you out of a user’s photo album back to their main profile, sometimes happening over and over. When you aren’t completely forced out of an album, half the time the zoom feature stops working all together. And will also frequently bump you to a completely different picture than you were viewing. It’s a mess to say the least.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Mack Wolfe
    I loved the app for its simple UI and easy to navigate. And then they block/limit the history of your chats, woofs, pics, bans. It's pretty dumb and annoying. Forget about longer chats and introductions. The app is geared towards quick intro and move on to other app, or succumb to people looking for quick hookups and agree or disagree in a few sentences. I used to pay for it, now i don't see any value anymore👎
  • May 21, 2021

    By Glenn Gleason
    Constant issues with user experience. Unable to send messages, sometimes not able to load the location updates or even to load my profile messages. As a paid subscriber it's pretty disappointing that I'm unable to use what I'm paying for as desired without glitches or totally inoperable periods.
  • Good community, okay app, but terrible service Apr 30, 2021

    By theKimothy
    I’ve enjoyed how they’re fostering a sense of community with the events page but the app isn’t as intuitive to use. For basic chat functions, yes. But when you find a feature it’s hard to go back to it or train yourself to use it right. Also, I subscribed to the pro version and on the same day (within the same minute actually) my profile got suspended for no apparent reason. I’m assuming these are unrelated but I wrote to support and haven’t gotten a real response, just things shuffled about for the past two days. Hope it’s not the case that they let me upgrade on an account that was suspended as I literally was locked out right after I hit the upgrade button. Even worse would be that the upgrade set some automation that triggered something suspicious that caused the suspension. Seems like a simple investigation but still no reply.
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Jonah Stanton
    It used to be a cut above the rest of the gay apps, now even basic features are only available to those who pay a rather exorbitant 15 dollars a month. It's Grindr with a global feature. The free aspects of the app have been diminished over time, it's completely unrecognizable from the app it started out as. I wouldn't pay for this app's monthly subscription in any universe.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By omar assirri
    I tried to log in then it kicked my off then anytime I tried to launch scruff it shown connection issue I had to test. I reinstall the app still the same issue I can't even open it to log in or create another account. Another issue, I tried to log in through web browser and hit reset password and I didn't receive any link in my email.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Patrick Franceschi
    This app is glitchy. You can write whatever you want about yourself expecting your profile to save, and most of the time, it doesn't, and you'll find you just wrote paragraphs about yourself for nothing. Forget scruff. These dating apps are already problematic. Then this one has got to aggravate the hell out of me by losing like, half an hour of selctive and thoughtful writing on my part. It's been doing this to me for years and I'm done.
  • Grindr on steroids Dec 8, 2020

    By ih02912
    Scruff is just Grindr on steroids for some reason. People talk about Grindr guys being creepy and awful, but at least you deal with a wide variety of men. This app just has the worst of the awful guys, the lowest of the low in our community; it’s disgusting. This app is geared towards ‘masculine’ men, although it claims to be inclusive (more on that below), so you get all the toxic masculinity that comes along with it. I have been using this app for about 5 years and I’ve only hooked up twice from it for the first time this year. I’m not going to pretend to be a stud, but I’ve always had much better luck on Grindr. It’s only because the personalities of the guys on Scruff make me want to vomit so I lose interest quickly. Even if just for a quick hook up, it’s still not worth it. The app allows you to write more stuff on your profile than Grindr does, which makes some guys write entire essays about their likes and dislikes and that’s where you start seeing all the racism, and internalized homophobia even more. I could go on for hours writing about the kind of guys that get on the app, but it’s clear they only cater to a very particular audience. The app claims to be inclusive and what not, but even the staff is prejudiced. It’s clear that the good reviews mostly come from the same people who contribute the worst our community has to offer. To top it all off, the same guys will message you on Grindr, but not on Scruff. It makes no sense.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Randy Leonard
    Not sure how I'm supposed to look for people if I can't get past the home screen because it freezes every time I load it. If this garbage app isn't fixed by the end of the weekend it'll end up in the trash like rest.
  • App redesign kills Scruff Dec 28, 2019

    By Priapus__
    Unfortunately, after paying hundreds of dollars over the years to the Scruff developers, I won’t be giving them another dollar and I’m not alone... The app is going the way of Grindr rapidly because of delusional decisions in management, seemingly related to social engineering causes. They significantly lowered the refresh rate of the online global grid which facilitated high speed meeting of guys presumably because it allowed for refined selection of potential interests and this competes with the philosophy of the app developers who would like to see a less shallow gay culture. You can’t force people to talk to ugly guys, we will just leave your app for one that does provide gay online dating services at the same level as Scruff used to, and considering the money in this space, it won’t take long. Remember how quick Grindr’s fall was? I just refuse to support a ridiculous development team limiting their app for people who pay over a hundred dollars each year for pro service... especially when it would seem that not data, but instead ideology, is the reason for the regression. At least you now have a great my digital gay yearbook app... young people can just use 4chan or reddit to meet hot young gay guys if your app is broken and artificially delayed, you’re not going to singlehandedly dismantle beauty worship, it’s a feature of sexuality and one that should be celebrated.
  • Black Lives Matter Jun 21, 2020

    By Cheki85
    I haven’t been on the apps in awhile because, you know, once in a lifetime pandemic and all, but I got tired of looking at cute boys outside my window. Tentatively, I dipped my toes back into the hookup app waters, just for a casual browse and perhaps an occasional chat. The events of the last few weeks, however, made me incredibly sensitive to the fragility of my black body and I wanted to send a message to everyone else on the grids: that black lives matter everywhere. I uploaded the BLM logo to my Grindr, Jack’d, and Scruff profiles. The first two accepted it with no problem, but Scruff rejected it multiple times until I sent a support request. They allowed it for about a day before rejecting it again, citing their guidelines. The same company that owns Scruff also owns Jack’d, btw. While it was annoying, Scruff’s decision felt like a continuation of the erasure and marginalization I’ve experienced as a queer black man on these apps. Erasure and marginalization that’s built into the very apps. Scruff shows little to no consideration for black people as it is but it’s a shame when Grindr has better practices than you.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Stanley Johnson
    It's a good app. It does attract a wide variety! Rather limited in a rural setting unless you pay for pro. I don't pay any attention to the adds. They are a distraction. I think Scruff should provide a larget radius of people without having to pay for Pro.
  • May 20, 2021

    By zuma6820
    Will not allow me to log in, indicates my device has been used too many times - what???? When I send a message for support and then check status of report I get a message the webpage doesn't exist. Also I've yet to even receive instructions by email sent over 2 weeks ago for same issue. Scruff's reply was to open app, won't let me in. Was emailed and they want my IP address and phone ID - too complicated and intrusive 5/19 - Now I receive a notification from Scruff, as I said I CAN'T sign in!!
  • After 8 years... Jun 16, 2020

    By Wombatmatty
    After eight years, I’ve deleted my profile and the app. The guys on here are just duplicates of nearly every other app. And since there aren’t as many here is there are another apps, you have more success elsewhere. Wow I get hundreds of messages, many of them from all across the world, I’ve only met a handful of people in those eight years. Ultimately, the app has been suffering a lot of bugs and glitches in the past few months. The developers are great. Yet the glitches that I run into are beyond annoying. Even when I try to submit feedback using the app for why I deleted my profile, the app kept sending me back into the feedback form. I could never even submit it. That’s my point. Add to that the constant messages I get that say my messages were not delivered even though someone is responding to them… it’s a very niche app. The user base is smaller than others, and generally I think friendlier. It just feels more like a penpal app than anything else. A big factor for me is a limit on blocks. I do love how you can have a large profile.
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Hemerson Mesa
    This app used to be a good competence when you had access to all its features without paying. Probably would have taken over all the market but now they decided to cut off all the features for only paid ones. You can't even send pictures without limitation. After 2 years using this and telling people this was a better option than others, I'll have to stop doing and I can imagine most will do the same.

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