DatingAdvice.com Names Hornet as One of the Best

DatingAdvice features the best places to meet LGBT online.  Online communities whether for dating or social help gays connect.  Hornet was singled out for the positive ratings from users and our tech innovation. We’re looking forward to more tech innovation on our side and making the list again next year! If you’re happy with our app, please write a nice comment in the app store and let the greater…

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Introducing Hashtags! Find Profiles Faster through Better Searches

In the latest update, Hornet lets users cache profiles with hashtags for better, customizable searches. Think back to when you first signed up for Hornet. Maybe you were an online dating pro, with folders of apps and spotless selfies ready to send. Maybe you were totally new to the scene, unsure if online dating was for you, anxious to download the app and meet someone special. No matter how…

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Introducing Hornet for Web (Beta)

Today, we’re very excited to announce the launch of a product we’ve been wanting to build for quite some time now. Since our launch, we’ve focused on building out quality apps to connect you to guys around you. However, we kept on hearing from guys that they’d love to use Hornet from their desktop as well, and we tend to agree, some things are just better on the big…

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Leading gay mobile app takes major steps to raise HIV awareness among its 4 million members

Hornet announces significant enhancements to its “Know Your Status” feature.  These include giving users the options to disclose if they are taking PrEP HIV prevention medication or if they are positive and an undetectable viral load.  In addition, to help users who are positive Hornet is launching a community for positive men to meet each other. The goal is to meaningfully raise the awareness and education of HIV to those who…

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Celebrating Tim Cook’s Coming Out

Tim Cook is a hard working, likable guy and now titan of industry.  For many, even in the gay community, it was ok to regard his sexual orientation as private.  For Cook – rarely in the press prior to his CEO role – it seemed everyone respected his discreteness.   Recently the New York Times asked, in “Technology’s Rainbow Connection” if there is a “Gorilla Glass closet”? Journalist Kara…

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Keeping Our Users Safe

The news media has been full of stories recently about the vulnerabilities of other gay social apps. Business Insider’s headline read, “Security Flaw In Gay Dating App Reveals Precise Location Of 90% Of Users”. If you live in a country which actively discriminates or criminalises against gay men, then the consequences could be severe. Another headline – in The Washington Post – spells out what that could mean: “Could…

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Find The Closest HIV Testing Location With Hornet

At Hornet we take an aggressive approach to helping prevent HIV infections and reducing stigma and now our members can find where to get HIV tests near them from inside our app.  The gay community has made great progress in reducing HIV infection rates, but new trends among young people is that HIV rates are increasing once again, 132.5% from 2001-2011—a much higher increase than older gay men and…

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With Hornet, Gays Can Now Play Safe on Gay Mobile Social Networks

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Innumerous accounts of discomfort with security of mobile social networks for gay guys, like Grindr, have prompted the makers of Hornet, a brand new, second generation network, to make security and safety front and center of their app design. This starts but is not limited to the next most important item after use of condoms to control the spread of STD, the knowledge of…

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