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Our Review

Jack’d was launched in 2011 by Cornell University as a location-based app for gay, bisexual, and curious men. Users can connect with fellow guys and express interest either in friendship, dates, a long-term relationship, or a one-time casual encounter.

The app is one of the few that's available in iOS, Android, and Windows devices. It is one of the several dating apps owned by parent company Online Buddies LLC. This review does not have real-time screenshots of the app since Jack'd disabled the screenshot function in all mobile devices. This was in response to the rise in hate crimes against the LGBT community since the 2016 US election.

The app revolves around the principle of "Inclusivity." Because of that, you can find members coming from all over the world, with diverse cultures and personalities.

You can read more about our in-depth review and decide if this is app will work for you.

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Jackd Members

50,000 from United Kingdom
Members activity
5,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
0 %
100 %
  • Has five million worldwide users
  • Most members choose the "LTR" or "Strictly Friends" scenes
  • Most members are between 18 to 26 years old
  • Dedicated to all gay men around the world
  • Members have the option to navigate the app anonymously

Jack’d has 1.2 million users all around the world, spanning 2,000 cities in 180 countries. You'll find members with different backgrounds, interests, and appearances on the site but the majority of them are African Americans and Latinos. 

Even if the app markets itself for people looking for friendships, dates, or one-time things, almost half of the members chose the "long-term relationships" or "strictly friends" options on the app.

Members of the LBTQ+ community are gay, bi, trans, or queer. If you prefer to check out other members anonymously, feel free to do so.


Jackd Age Range and Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

How to Sign Up for Jackd

Jackd Signup
  • Free, quick, and easy
  • Sign-up using your email address and a password
  • Profile details can be skipped
  • SMS Verification is required
  • Image-based user authentication
  • Can log-in via Facebook

Downloading the dating app is free. SMS verification is a must to continue with the process. Your email address will be your assigned username, but you have to create your password and screen name.

Since only a few fields are presented (some of them can be skipped), you can create an account in less than a minute. To prove that you're not a robot, you have to pass the image-based authentication process. In a grid of illustrated fruits, you have to pick the image of a guy eating a fruit. It's very simple.

Upon opening the app, you'll see the prompts about location and notifications. Location access will help the app find matches around your area, while notifications will allow you to always get the matches on time before they find another match.

Making Contact on Jackd

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  • Unlimited messaging for free members
  • You can "show interest" in a profile
  • You can look for currently online users
  • Include profiles in your "Favorites" list
  • Chat is available

There are many ways to reach and interact with other Jack'd members. First is searching. You can search for other members through the grid in the dating app's homepage. The manual search feature is available.

In the filters, you can choose your preferred scenes from these choices: twinks, bears, big muscles, strictly friends, long-term relationship, or bi/straight-curious. You can favorite a profile as a way to bookmark them. You can also "show interest". The user won't be notified, but if he shows interest too, you'll both be notified. Anyone can message anyone through the user-friendly chat function.

Jackd Profile Quality

Jackd Profile
  • Free users can view the reply percentage of others
  • Completeness of the profile is up to the owner
  • Many fields are not required
  • Edit your profile anytime
  • Can upload up to five photos
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

Since fields are not required during registration, you might find some incomplete profiles. Aside from age, height, weight, and their distance between you and another member, you will find an introduction (or bio, as others may say) which are usually funny, witty, and creative.

Users can have up to 3 public and 2 private photos. Free users can only view the statistics about a member's response rate to messages. For more insights, you would have to upgrade to Jack’d Pro.

Members are from the LGBTQ+ Community who are naturally artistic, so expect to see pictures which show beautiful photography sense.

Guidelines for uploading of Profile Photos

  • Nudity is prohibited 
  • Inappropriate cropping
  • Only wearing of underwear or exposing swimwears
  • Photos suggesting sexual acts are not allowed
  • No photos of minors
  • Do not upload drug-related photos 
  • Disturbing and offensive photos should not be uploaded
  • Impersonation of other people is not allowed, be yourself
  • Any kind of advertising and solicitation are prohibited

Jackd App

Jackd App
  • Due to privacy concerns, screenshots are not allowed
  • Free users will see banner ads
  • Design is up-to-date and aesthetically pleasing for all ages
  • Available for Android and iOS users
  • Free to download from Google Play and Apple App Store
  • The app is convenient to use

The app's interface is user-friendly and its functions are simple, making them easy to find and use.

You might find some ads if you are a free member, but they are only limited to banner ads at the bottom of the screen, so they don't really disturb your browsing.

As a security measure against harassment and hate crimes, Jack’d has a new tool that disables the screenshot feature while the app is open on your device. 

The SMS Verification does not respond fast so you need some time to wait before you receive it on your phone. But after that, you can proceed using the app already.

Jackd Costs and Prices

Free Features
  • 200 nearby guys
  • View and chat with guys nearby and worldwide
  • Browse the grid
    View profiles with multiple display photos
  • Share private photos
  • Search filters
  • Add guys to Favorites list
Premium Features
  • 500 nearby guys
  • No banner ads
  • See list of guys that viewed you
  • Unlimited swipe matches
  • See more detailed insights on people
  • Browse anonymously
  • Secure the app

Is Jackd expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Jackd is low-priced.

Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
Jack’d Pro
1 Week3.99 GBP / Week3.99 GBP
1 Month11.99 GBP / Month11.99 GBP
3 Months6.66 GBP / Month19.99 GBP
12 Months4.17 GBP / Month49.99 GBP
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Payment Options
  • Via Mobile Phone

Subscriptions are auto-renewed and can only be cancelled within 24 hours of the final day of your subscription period.

Special Features

Jack'd has almost the same features as its fellow gay dating apps which are under the same parent company, Online Buddies LLC.

Swipe to match

By swiping right (essentially selecting "yes"; swiping left means selecting "no") on profiles, you can secretly match yourself with gay guys. If he swipes right on you too, you'll both be notified. This feature is available for guys near you and worldwide.

Who viewed you?

You can see who viewed your profile, and how long since they checked you out.


View data on a user like how often he responds to messages and what kind of gay guys he likes.

Anonymous browsing

Browse through profiles without being seen.

Our rating

Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
App: 3.0 / 5

Editor's Conclusion

Chris Pleines, Author at Datingscout.co.uk
Chris Pleines
Founder of Datingscout and Author of the book "Online Dating for Dummies"
Even if the statistics state that most Jack’d members chose the "long-term relationship" or "strictly friends" scenes, our inbox during our test said otherwise. We found that most people started their chats with sexual invitations immediately, much like Grindr. However, the user base of Jack’d isn't as big and active as those of more popular gay dating apps. If you want dating apps with more members to interact with, try the ones in our Casual Dating category.

Jackd FAQ


What does Jack'd do?

Jack’d is a location-based dating app for gay, bisexual, and curious men to find fellow men. 

Is there a Jack'd for Windows phones?

Yes. You'll find the app in the Windows Phone Store.


Why is Jack'd blocking my device?

You've either deleted your account, Jack’d deleted your account, or your device previously had a Jack’d account and it was deleted. 

How do I unblock my device?

After deleting your account, you have to wait 30 days before your device is unblocked and you can create a brand new account.

How do I see who viewed me on Jack'd?

You have to upgrade to Jack’d Pro. You will see this on the left toolbar on the app.

Can you use Jack'd on a computer?

No, it's only available as a mobile app.

Why can't I login?

You either provided the wrong email and password, Jack’d deleted your account for violating their terms, you haven't updated to the latest version of the app, or their servers are currently down.

How do I download Jack'd?

Look for Jack’d on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Window Phone Store. It's available in 180 countries; hopefully your country is one of them.

How do I logout from Jack'd?

Swipe left to see the menu, select "edit profile", click the gear icon on the top right, and scroll to the very bottom where you'll see "logout".

How do I uninstall Jack'd?

Go to the app store of your phone, look for the "installed apps" section, select Jack’d, and click the uninstall button.

How do I change my password on Jack'd?

Swipe left to see the menu, select "edit profile", click the gear icon on the top right, and select the password field. You can change your password here.

How do I unblock someone?

You can't unblock anyone, so you have to really be sure before you block a user.

How do I delete my profile on Jack'd?

Swipe left to see the menu, select "edit profile", click the gear icon on the top right, and scroll to the very bottom where you'll see "delete account".

Why can't I upload pictures?

Check your internet connection, make sure your new photo is larger than 200px by 200px, uninstall and reinstall the app, try uploading through a different source, or try again in an hour in case the Jack’d servers are temporarily down.

Why can't I take a screenshot?

Due to the increase in LGBT hate crimes, Jack’d has disabled the screenshot feature for all mobile devices. Screenshotting can be a harmful tool: it can be used by vindictive men to take note of your details and plan an act of violence or they could post your private photos on Facebook/Twitter/etc., hence it was banned.


What is Jack'd Pro?

Jack’d Pro is the premium version of the app. Subscriptions start at 3.99 USD for one week.


How do I cancel my Jack'd subscription?

Go to the app store of your device, look for the section where your subscriptions are managed, and click "cancel auto-renew" or something similar. Your subscription won't be auto-renewed for the next period.


How can I contact Jack'd?

You may contact them at support@jackd.mobi.

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Company:Online Buddies LLC
Address:LD Interactive LLC P.O. BOX 425338, Cambridge, MA 02142