Grindr

Privacy and Perception Issue

As a Trans Woman, Our Obsession With Labels Feels Limiting—Not Liberating

I’m trans, HIV positive, and I don’t seek to fit into a single gender binary. But my simple desire to land a date on a dating app is often lost in the terms I'm expected to use.
Juno Roche
6.20.18
Tinder

Young Gay Men Talk About the Dangers of Having to Hide Their Love Lives

Many gay teens use apps to explore their sexuality in secret, which can put them at risk of being abused or exploited.
Bo Hanna
3.14.18
LGBTQ

Are Gay Dating Apps Doing Enough to Respond to User Discrimination?

Some say it is high time that apps like Grindr changed their filter features.
Jon Shadel
2.13.18
LGBTQ

Gay Dating Apps Are Protecting Users Amid Egypt's LGBTQ Crackdown

Grindr, Hornet, and Scruff are fighting back against police persecution in countries where homosexuality is illegal.
Mike Miksche
10.25.17
LGBTQ

This Gay Comic's Hookup Stories Will Make You Delete Grindr

With the release of 'Homonegro Superior,' Solomon Georgio's new stand-up album, the comedian shares hilarious (and terrifying) anecdotes of hookups gone wrong.
Tyler Trykowski
10.24.17
LGBTQ

How Queer Men of Color Deal with Being Fetishized

Sexual racism sucks, and it's huge in the queer community. But being chased by someone who only dates your race can suck just as much.
Naveen Kumar
10.2.17
LGBTQ

The Artist Who Makes Beautiful Portraits of the Men of Grindr

For Daniel Marin Medina, an app widely associated with quick sex has become a limitless source of muses.
Shelby Hartman
8.10.17
Pride 2017

We Need to Talk About the Queer Community's Meth and GHB Epidemic

Our nonchalant attitude towards this problem is just as detrimental as the drugs themselves.
Anthony "aCe" Pabey
6.30.17
Pride 2017

Fire Island Was, and Still Is, Grindr IRL

I went to a Pride Party in the Pines hosted by the gay dating app.
Alex Frank
6.26.17
thump news

Flirting in the Club Was Much Easier in the 1920s

Patrons of Berlin nightlife venues used pneumatic tubes and table telephones to hook up.
Krystal Rodriguez
6.22.17
LGBTQ

On Gay Dating Apps, Hooking Up Is Out

Traveling, status updates, and long-term dating are in. What's driving the new generation of gay digital dating?
Jon Shadel
6.6.17
LGBTQ

Cruising Online Was Actually Fun Before Grindr Ruined Everything

Craigslist, AOL chatrooms, and Gay.com were something today's apps aren't: fun.
Steven Blum
5.25.17
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