It is true that at Hornet we show ads on the free version of our app. The simple truth is that we need revenue in order to not only keep the app running, but to continue developing and innovating. Ads are a good way for us to get the revenue we need.
There are a lot of myths out there about how much revenue we get from ads. But, another truth is that we get nowhere near as much as you might think. We constantly monitor the feedback that we get and the user behavior on the app. We make changes to the ads all the time, trying to reach that perfect balance between user experience and revenue generation. It’s a very fine line to walk. Everyone has a different threshold as to what is acceptable and for some people, the number of ads we show on the app are too many. But, we don’t want to lose you.
So, you can remove all the ads by buying the Premium version of our app. This is a great way to have an ad free experience, plus, you gain a lot of extra features such as “Who checked you out”. You can see all the features here.
We know that not all users can afford to buy Premium. Therefore, we are the first and only gay app to allow our users to earn Premium for free. To do that, you can join one of our community groups and help us moderate the app, or translate the app, or write stories for us. These will all earn you points that you can exchange for Premium. To join our Hornet Community, just go here.
If you cannot find a solution in our FAQ, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that you include your Account ID in the email, so that we can trace your account. Your Account ID is on your profile and begins with the ‘@’ symbol.