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Independently gay owned and operated, established in 2011. We offer the ultimate and most authentic gay dating app!

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Only Lads

Since 2011, Only Lads has been a trusted dating service for gay men, earning the affection of millions worldwide. Tailored specifically for the modern gay man, our app blends a sleek, intuitive interface with powerful features like swipe-based discoveries, real-time chat with photo sharing, and 'Radar' to see who's online right now. We emphasize safety with a comprehensive verification system, ensuring genuine connections. Whether you're looking for a casual chat or a meaningful relationship, Only Lads offers an authentic, secure platform catered to the needs and desires of the gay community. We welcome anyone that identifies as male and is looking to meet other guys. Experience the difference with Only Lads—where your next connection is just a swipe away.

App Features

Each feature on Only Lads is designed to enhance your journey toward finding meaningful connections, all within a safe and welcoming community. Join us, and experience the difference of a platform that cares about you and the world we share.

Safe, Secure and bot free

At Only Lads, your safety and privacy are our top priorities. We've designed a robust security system that ensures a safe and authentic dating experience by integrating multiple layers of verification. From mandatory logins via Google, Apple, or Facebook to periodic mobile number confirmations, we actively eliminate bots and scammers, giving you confidence in the authenticity of our community. Furthermore, our unique profile verification feature allows you to verify your photo and location, safeguarding against catfishing. We handle your data with the utmost respect, encrypting sensitive information and never storing it longer than necessary. Unlike many competitors, we guarantee that your personal information is never sold or shared with third parties, even advertisers. Trust Only Lads to provide a secure, genuine connection every time you log in.

Radar: See Who's Online Now

Discover who's around you with our 'Radar' feature. This powerful tool not only shows who's online nearby right now but also indicates users who have recently been active. Ideal for finding potential matches in real-time whether you're at home or on the go. Plus, the Radar feature offers flexibility by allowing you to adjust your location settings. Whether you're a commuter looking to meet someone in different towns along your route, or planning a holiday and interested in making connections before you arrive, our Radar makes it effortless to connect with guys in any area you choose. Dive into your next adventure with confidence, knowing Radar has your back in finding new and exciting connections wherever you go.

Simple and Beautiful User Interface

Experience the elegance and ease of Only Lads' user interface, designed to enhance your dating journey. Our clean and straightforward design ensures you can navigate the app effortlessly, making it quicker and more enjoyable to find your matches. Whether you're new to online dating or a seasoned swiper, you'll appreciate the intuitive setup that lets you focus on what really matters—connecting with other guys.

Swipe and Discover Nearby Profiles

Ready to meet someone new? Our Swipe feature allows you to browse daily profiles of local lads, making it fun and easy to discover potential matches. Swipe right to show interest or left if you're looking to see the next profile. It's a speedy, straightforward way to find a connection that clicks.

Real-Time Chat with Photo Exchange

Engage and bond with matches instantly through Only Lads' real-time chat system. Our chat feature is designed not just for messaging but also for securely exchanging private photos, adding an intimate dimension to your conversations. This seamless communication tool allows you to keep the spark alive and get to know your match on a deeper level, all within the safety and privacy of our app. Whether you're sharing moments from your day or special memories, our chat system keeps your interaction personal and private, making every connection more meaningful.

Profile Verification System

Feel secure knowing you're chatting with genuine people thanks to our thorough verification process. From photo likeness to location, our system helps ensure that you're not being catfished, allowing you to focus on building genuine connections.

We're Independent and Gay Owned

Only Lads is proud to be independently and gay owned. Unlike many of our competitors, we understand the community because we are part of it. We're committed to offering an authentic and respectful dating experience that directly supports gay businesses.

Support for Charities

Find love while making a difference. Only Lads shares proceeds with charities around the world, turning your search for a connection into an opportunity to contribute to global causes. It’s about having an impact beyond romance.

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