Is there a difference? Or is Scruff just essentially Grindr for bears?
Scruff vs. Grindr
|by Anonymous||reply 110||06/13/2015|
I think Scruff was originally intended to be a Grindr for the bear community but there is no difference between them now.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/09/2012|
I've since deleted both apps, but it was frustrating to see the exact same guys on both.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/09/2012|
Huge difference between them: Scruff lets you know who has been looking at your profile.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/09/2012|
Scruff has a lot more functionality with the free version, and generally just works better, is more stable, and actually let's you know when you have messages. Grindr does a poor job of notifying you when you have messages. The guys are basically the same on both apps, but I think scruff is supposed to be more for guys who don't mind some facial hair... Not necessarily bears (that's what growlr is for.)
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/09/2012|
The bears seem to favor Growlr these days over Scruff.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/09/2012|
I've had hotter hookups from Scruff than Grindr. And I agree it's a lot more stable than Grindr is and doesn't crash nearly as much.
Jack'd isn't too bad, and I've had some hot hookups from there too.
Unlike Grindr, Scruff and Jack'd also have better ways to filter your searches too.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/09/2012|
Scruff's expensive if you actually want the app to do anything. Growlr also lets you see who's viewed you. You can also delete messages without having to open them if you don't like the guy's looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/09/2012|
R2's is one of the funniest posts in a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/09/2012|
That's insane, r10. Grindr is syphillis and herpes, Scruff is crabs.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/09/2012|
Whatever happened to tea rooms and pickle parks?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/09/2012|
What site should you use if you actually want a date?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/09/2012|
None, R13. They're all hook up sites, now. Maybe Compatible Partners, but it's a bit of a pain.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/09/2012|
One thing better about Scruff: if you have it on an iPhone and iPad, they are linked up. Wth Grindr, if you write something on one device, it doesn't show up on the other device. Makes things confusing.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/09/2012|
If you want to date, go on the site and say in your profile, I'm looking to date. There are plenty of guys who say explicitly that they'd like to find someone to date. Some of them may be open to a hookup too, or they may be lying, but not all of them. Just go look and decide for yourself.
In general I'd say the guys on Scruff are much clearer and more open about what they want. (Also, Scruff skews older than Grindr.)
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/09/2012|
I'm so glad I'm not single any more. Or should I say, I'm glad I'm in a monogamous relationship. I had to clarify that, because I'm tired of seeing my married facebook friend's continuous posts about himself and his new boyfriend (who is not his husband). Has he no shame?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/10/2012|
[quote]What site should you use if you actually want a date?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/10/2012|
"more masculine". ugh. i flinch every time I see this sort of internally homophobic language.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/10/2012|
Does Scruff have a website, or can you only access it as an app on a device like an iPhone?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/03/2013|
[quote]There are a lot more real athletes, military, and bi dudes on Jack'd, which is what I seek.
Are you one of those self-loathers who posts for bi/married/str8 on CL?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/03/2013|
[quote]Scruff is app-only.
Oh thank god, I dreaded having to look at profiles on my giant 27 inch monitor.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/03/2013|
Scruff=Vile Grindr=Gross Both=STIs
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/03/2013|
Scruff has the guys who don't take 4 showers every day.
Grindr has the guys who shriek if anyone over 23 sends them a message.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/03/2013|
All those apps are interchangeable nowadays. You just have to realize and acknowledge where you lie on the gay socio-attractive hierarchy. A vast majority (sorry - just being honest) are looking for those at the upper echelon of the totem pole - white,insanely fit, 24-37 with a professional job even though they themselves might not be so.
I, a mid 30's gym-going but average looking mixed minority (asian-latino) who has a job in a family business doing retail, know where I stand. I'm not bitter or anything, nor wishing that I be amongst those qualities that are aforementioned nor wishing that I attain one of those either. I'm just keenly aware of gaydom's culture.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/03/2013|
Growlr is Where it is At!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/03/2013|
R29 You sound nice and together. A real catch in my book.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/03/2013|
Catch as catch can
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/05/2013|
Scruff skews somewhat older, hairier, more hipsterish. Profiles allow more textual info so you get a better sense of those who take the time to fill them out. The pool is fairly diverse and the vibe is more laid back.
Grindr skews younger and more "gay scene". Grindr also seems to have more closet cases/downlow, headless torsos or indecipherable profile photos. Less diversity and more of a "lets hookup right now" vibe.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/05/2013|
Which ones allow X-pics?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/05/2013|
Neither, R34, although you can trade any pics you want with individual people.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/05/2013|
Scruff used to be for more bearish types, but now most the boys on Grindr have migrated over to Scruff. Maybe they think it makes them look more butch? I don't know. As a bear, I've moved to Growlr and made the most connections ever (and yes, my profile says I'm there for dates). Vive la difference!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/05/2013|
Growlr is for the bears
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/05/2013|
Scruff was never for bears, it was for men with facial and/or body hair. Growlr is for bears. The two groups overlap but they are nowhere near synonymous. Plenty of hairy otters are not bears, plenty of fat or beefy guys are not hairy. Lots of bearded twinks and hipsters on Scruff would never ever be described as "bears".
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/05/2013|
r19 bi dudes are only the popular preference of other bi dudes (read: guys with girlfriends/wifes).
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/05/2013|
Scruff is available on Lumia phones (WP8), unlike Grindr.
Scruff has better interactions... letting you know who viewed your profile, and letting you "woof" at people.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||08/05/2013|
Scruff isn't available on older iPhones. In my city, Grindr is now almost entirely 18 year-olds and non-English speakers.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/05/2013|
Grindr has been abandoned for the other apps in my town: scruff, Growlr, Mister, hornet
|by Anonymous||reply 42||08/05/2013|
Rumor has it grindr is going to make you register so they can weed out the bots
|by Anonymous||reply 43||08/05/2013|
scruff gets me laid. grindr, not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||08/05/2013|
R43, that's good, they really have it bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/05/2013|
Anyone know if its worth paying for the extra features on Jack'd? I would like to be able to look at profiles anonymously on occasion, and I was wondering if that feature actually works. Thanks
|by Anonymous||reply 46||08/07/2013|
Paying for something tha tis usually free is silly
|by Anonymous||reply 47||08/07/2013|
On Scruff you can search profiles that are not near you. You can search by city or zip code.
On Grindr, you can only look at the profiles that are in close proximity to you. I like this better, more privacy. I don't want people from all over the world to be able to see my profile.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||08/11/2013|
[quote]Huge difference between them: Scruff lets you know who has been looking at your profile.
This is what led to the downfall of Friendster and why Facebook has vowed to NEVER let people see who has viewed their profile. It would turn everyone into neurotics and trying to create fake accounts just for browsing.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||08/11/2013|
Scruff, you are a bottom
Grindr, you are a top
|by Anonymous||reply 52||08/11/2013|
Why do they all have silly names?
What if a gay guy wants to hook up with a woman? Where would one they go for that?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||08/11/2013|
Slap'd is a good one too
|by Anonymous||reply 55||08/11/2013|
Jack'd has TONS of young black guys. If that's your scene
|by Anonymous||reply 56||08/15/2013|
R53, there's no such thing as a gay guy who wants to hook up with a woman, just as there's no such thing as a straight guy who wants to hook up with another guy.
The term you're looking for is "bisexual".
|by Anonymous||reply 57||08/15/2013|
What about squirt.org? Works pretty well for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||08/15/2013|
R16= queen of self de-nile!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||08/15/2013|
I had a lot of luck with Grindr when it first came out, but I generally do better on Scruff these days. As others have said, it skews older. Twinks looking for daddies use it, as well as daddies looking for daddies. So whatever I'm in the mood for, it works out.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||08/15/2013|
Before any of these apps existed, there was WhosHere. Not specifically a gay-oriented app, but you could specify your own gender and filter by the gender of choice, so it worked just as well. I met a ton of guys on WhosHere (well, a ton by the standards of the early days of the App Store).
It still exists but is almost entirely populated by guys in the Middle East spoofing their location. It's the Friendster or MySpace of hookup apps.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||08/15/2013|
WhoresHere - I remember that
|by Anonymous||reply 62||08/15/2013|
[R43] — actually it's true:
|by Anonymous||reply 63||08/15/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 64||08/15/2013|
What do bots do on Grindr? Spam users?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||08/15/2013|
Read the article, R65.
They link other users to supposed video-chat sites that are just a front for gathering credit card info.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||08/15/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||08/15/2013|
[quote] Or is Scruff just essentially Grindr for bears?
Nope. Growlr is for bears.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||08/15/2013|
Who cares? They're both for whores, darlin'.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||08/15/2013|
I hadn't heard of Growlr, just signed up, it's an interesting mix, at least for my area.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||08/15/2013|
I use Growlr mainly.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||08/15/2013|
I'm loving the new lesbian hook-up app Muffstr.
It has a new feature where you can 'honk your U-Haul truck horn' at people.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||08/16/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 73||08/16/2013|
Growlr is good to find bears and chasers, but the app itself isn't nearly as good as Scruff's or Mister's (search feature is bugged and can't be saved, won't work on iPad / no iPad version.)
Hopefully that will be fixed in the months ahead.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||08/16/2013|
I hope so too, it's the type that I prefer
|by Anonymous||reply 75||08/20/2013|
The men on Growlr are more or less bearish depending on one's location. In some places it's mostly great big large men, in others those same men are in the minority; in some places it's bears and cubs and otters and all their lingo, in others the men are much less concerned about "bear culture."
|by Anonymous||reply 76||08/21/2013|
Scruffy types make me hard
|by Anonymous||reply 77||08/21/2013|
These apps are all really just digital gay bars. Only difference is there's nothing to drink.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||08/21/2013|
Right on point r78! Mad props to the real gay bars that still do enough business to at least break even.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||08/21/2013|
LOL @ r72
|by Anonymous||reply 80||08/23/2013|
Hello guys. I have a question. If I don't have a scruff profile I can still browse. When I check out profiles, do they get a notification? Like unknown user, area ... Thanks
|by Anonymous||reply 81||08/26/2013|
I don't know if it's a problem across the board, but on my Android phone they crash each other. If I have Scruff in the background and start Grindr, I get a pop-up saying that Scruff has stopped working, and vice versa.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/28/2013|
I haven't tried scruff but I have tried:
Grindr: The App doesn't stay running in the background. Yet is the most fun. Jackd: The opposite! Won't let me close the damn app nor does it even show up in the running apps list (grounds for immediate removal) Hornet: Worked pretty good when first installed back in early 2013 but now it does not work even after update. Or maybe it does work but nobody ever sends me a message.
I've had the best luck with Grindr. The most users. Unfortunately it does appear to be mostly extremely desperate bottoms and children who want to promote their social media like instagram and get more followers.
I get such a kick out of those. Some 18-21 year old will send me a message. I'll look at their profile and it will be covered in links to their social media with tons of cockteasing pictures. So I reply back "are you horny" and I get a reply like "yes" or "a little" and then I bombard them with "ok it says you're a bottom and I'm a top so lets get together!"
"are you still there?"
"still horny? I am so horny!"
They annoy the shit out of me. The headless horsemen annoy the shit out of me. The messages in spanish annoy the shit out of me.
JAck'd doesn't seem to have that problem but it does have a lot of the same people. More people looking for dates than just hookups. It's a shame that the app won't give me the option to close it.
Something that I do really enjoy doing with the apps is going to a gay bar and opening up grindr and jack'd and finding people who are literally in the same bar. Grindr is the best for that because it measures the distance in feet and not miles.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||09/27/2014|
IS there an app where a big fat ass guy with a giant cock can fuck hot muscular guys?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||09/27/2014|
R85 is a sex addict
R86 - only if rentboy.com has an app
|by Anonymous||reply 87||09/27/2014|
LOL. Mean! True tho... Sometimes I think that the guys who are successful on these kind of sites are the lucky ones and end up happier in the long run... Food for thought I'll put on the back burner while I find my next ego boost from 1s and 0s. Here's a thought, what if sleazy motels and I don't bookstores had to coordinate meetings? Then everyone can just have all the same STDs, no one will commit to anyone else and will be one big mindless joke till we wake up at 60 or older with nothing worth anything to remember about our lives. Just came here cuz I was googling "free scruff activation code"... Sigh.
Technology is my (our) downfall, and yet I saturate myself in it, learn it, crave it, and make my living helping fix it when it breaks.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/09/2014|
EDIT: those who are NOT successful are the lucky ones...
|by Anonymous||reply 89||11/09/2014|
You're all whores.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||11/09/2014|
I posted r85. and I have since tried scruff and jack'd. I must say I prefer both of those over hornet and grindr. But I regret to inform you that I am about to uninstall all of the apps because they're all a waste of time.
The week before last I had some cop try to lure me to a prostitution sting operation in a hotel from Jack'd. There are no gay men in their 30's where I live and whenever one pops up they're usually smokin' hot and have the same interests. I message them and they message back and I get all excited then.... then they mention they are passing through and going back home to NYC or Miami in a couple of days at which point I throw every object I can reach that isn't nailed down and throw it at the wall. I can't take any more of that heartbreak and I'm tired of wasting time sexting with twinks who just want to promote their goddamn instagram like I give two fucks about that. So annyways, back to the drawing board.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||11/09/2014|
I would be afraid to meet anyone from either app. Those apps are infected with people with STDs, insanity, criminal pasts, and all manner of creepiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||11/09/2014|
Do people use grindr just for gym hookups?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||11/29/2014|
[quote]IS there an app where a big fat ass guy with a giant cock can fuck hot muscular guys?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||11/29/2014|
Does Scruff still key you see who's been looking at your profile ?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||11/29/2014|
Here's the irony - I am 51 and a bear. I get hit on more on Grindr by young guys, than I do on Mister. In fact, I never find sex on Mister.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||11/29/2014|
In Australia, I find Grindr to be full of hairless torsos, and judgmental twinks. Where with Scruff the guys seem more down to earth and real.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/29/2014|
Scruff is even more revolting and STD-infested than Grindr. And that's saying a lot dude.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||01/19/2015|
[quote]What if a gay guy wants to hook up with a woman?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||01/19/2015|
What is a preferable app for trannys? Is there such a thing?
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/14/2015|
This seems to be the meth thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/14/2015|
Helas Im 50 and too old to know what its like to be young hot and getting my sex through smart phone localised hookups. When I was young and hot all we had were bars and clubs in NYC. All the sex venues were shuttered cause of AIDS. Then in my late 20s early 30s the backrooms happened and a few sex clubs. The sex clubs were FUN! Still no technology. Then came internet based hook ups. I was still hot and enjoyed that a for awhile. Sometime after 40 the interest wanes. I guess I was 45 or so when I tried Grindr and had a few hookups but bloom is off this rose, its really not my time to experience what might be good about this way of getting sex. All told, this old would say the best way was the face-to-face fully clothed in bars and clubs. Maybe it was because I was young that it was the best but I think not. I have plenty of young friends and they all used the smart phone apps and internet apps and most complain about them and most of them have pretty WEAK game when it comes to face to face seduction. I think tech has produced a de-evolution in sexual mores.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||05/14/2015|
Actually met my boyfriend on 'Scruff'. Was suppose to be just a one time thing, but then became serious. Also, neither of us has any STD's, so not sure why are people saying it's 'STD infested'. I guess if you don't take a chance you'll just end up with nothing anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||06/09/2015|
Scruff has a Windows Phone app that is pretty great and regularly updated.
Grinder isn't available on Windows Phone.
IF you're not going to make your app available on all platforms, who cares? You're not worth my time.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/09/2015|
Who the heck uses Windows-based phones ?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||06/09/2015|
Lots of people in lots of countries. It's ahead of iPhones in many countries. It may only be 3% of smartphone users in the US, but that's still millions.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||06/09/2015|
I live in the middle of red state nowhere so I would imagine all of those apps would be useless here.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||06/12/2015|
You'd be surprised, R107.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||06/12/2015|
Scruff is really stupid to show people who looked at your profile. For this reason, I don't click on ANY profiles even if I want to look at them. It makes the site unusable. Friendster used to do this and look what happened to them. Facebook's policy is that it doesn't show people who looked at their profile and they skyrocketed.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||06/13/2015|
I like Blued.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||06/13/2015|