Grindr Top Dating App in Africa, Says Study

Grindr is the hottest dating app in Africa, according to a study by the Mail & Guardian.

The gay hookup app is most popular in Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland and Tunisia.

Using App Annie and World Hot Apps, the Mail & Guardian came up with their list of top dating apps in the continent.

Of the 20% of Africans who are online, 70% are browsing the internet from their mobile phones.

According to MobiThinking Africa, the top mobile-only activities are related to apps, with 55% downloading games, 54% downloading music and 52% social networking.

Among these are apps which address some essential needs of Africans.

They include M-pesa, a money transfer app in Kenya, farming advice app KUZA Doctor and M-health, which gives healthcare info and connects patients to qualified doctors.

App Annie also shows that dating apps are also popular in the continent.

Half of the African countries had a dating app in their Top 100, and Grindr came out as the top dating app for the whole continent.

Here is their full list:

  • Zoosk
  • Tinder
  • Lovoo
  • SpeedDate
  • BeNaughty (BN) Dating
  • SayHi!
  • Tagged
  • Instadate
  • AYI — Are You Interested?

​View the study here.