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Cyber Suitors: Shattered Illusions Along the Information Superhighway

Josh Sabarra | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I was tentative about saying the "L word;" it was a big step for me -- especially considering that Lucas and I had never actually met. In person, that is. The Internet has, indeed, made the world a very small place.

New Survey Has Some Surprising Findings About Gay Men and Hook Up Apps

Mike Alvear | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Are other guys having the same experience you are on the gay dating apps? We wondered, too. So we conducted a a nationwide survey of nearly 4,000 gay men last month to gauge their behavior.

Madonna To Chat With Fans... On Grindr?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices

Fans of Grindr rejoice: your use of the app may soon allow you to talk to the original queen of pop. In conjunction with the build-up to the releas...

Is Our Controversial Gay-App Infographic 'An Exercise in Fat Shaming' or an Accurate Reflection of Hookup Culture?

Mike Alvear | Posted 02.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

We wanted to accurately portray how people behave online, not how we wish them to. Is reflecting (and ridiculing) how people truly behave online off-limits?

The New Gay Flake: He'd Rather Text Than Meet

Mike Alvear | Posted 02.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

He doesn't just respond to your texts; he actually initiates them. He tells you how hot he thinks you are, and sends loads of pics and goes crazy over yours. But meet? Good luck.

Mean Gays: What the Gay 'Community' and the North Shore High School Cafeteria Have in Common

Nathan Schaaf | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Schaaf

As I've observed my own behaviors and those of my peers, friends, and acquaintances, I've become increasingly certain that the gay community is no longer a true community at all but a hierarchy of cliques and labels.

Hunting For A Daddy? Now There's An App For That

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Gay Voices

We've got apps to order vegan hoagies, cabs and laundry detergent but what if what you really need is a hot, mature guy to spend some time with? We...

Check Out The Gay Dating App That's Taking China By Storm

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

BEIJING (AP) — By day, Ma Baoli was a high-ranking officer in a seaside city police force. By night, he ran a website for gay people to share experi...

Over Grindr? Tired Of Scruff? Maybe This App Is For You

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.03.2014 | Gay Voices

In an increasingly connected world, there are a huge number of options for queer people when it comes to dating apps -- so how do you know if you're u...

CEO Of New Lesbian App Says It's Not Just Grindr For Ladies

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.03.2014 | Gay Voices

The CEO of Dattch, a newly-launched app targeted exclusively at women seeking women, says she doesn't think her product should be compared to Grindr. ...

The 12 Most Baffling Things Gay Men Do, Besides Vote Republican

David Toussaint | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

1: Send out random photos of their a**hole. I'll admit it: I'm a butt guy. I can look at gorgeous rear ends all day, and anyone who wants to send me a photo of their perky bottom has my blessing. But a butthole?

Notes From a Self-Loathing, Narcissistic, Hateful, Shallow Gay Man... Because That's What Readers Insist I Am

David Toussaint | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

Never flirt with another guy when you're on a dinner date. It's rude and tacky and reinforces the stereotype that gay men are pigs. Do the respectable thing and follow him into the bathroom for a quickie when your date's ordering dessert or paying the check.

6 Steps to Better Grindr, Jack'd and MISTER App Photos

Carl Sandler | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

I consulted lifestyle and product photographer Andrew Giammarco. Andrew has shot underwear models for Amazon.com, MISTER models and porn stars for Falcon Studios. When it comes to shooting great profile photos, Andrew knows what works and what doesn't.

How to Write Bitchy Profiles on Grindr and Other Dating Apps

Mike Alvear | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

When my team set out to find the bitchiest app profiles, we noticed a pattern: The successfully bitchy profiles were either arrogant or condescending. If you want to make our list next year, here's a step-by-step guide to turning out a bitchy profile worthy of admiration.

Why This New Lesbian Dating App Could Break Fresh Ground

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Creators are hoping that an award-winning dating app will break fresh ground as the first of its type designed specifically for lesbian women. As...

WATCH: Drunk Gay Guys Talk 'Sex And The City'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices

We've all been there -- three glasses of wine deep and suddenly someone insinuates that you're the Miranda in the group and it's all over. Cue the ...

Everything That's Wrong With Gay Dating Apps in One Extended Profile

David Toussaint | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

Plan to Skype first so I know you're worth my time.

WATCH: 'Day Drunk Gays' Talk Gay Dating Apps

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Let's face it -- it's a tough dating scene for a twentysomething gay man in the 21st century. And what better way to moan and complain about how awful...

Is It Unethical to Post GrindR Photos on a Blog Without Asking Permission?

Mike Alvear | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

If your GrindR profile appears on most of those other sites, you can bet your headless pic they're making fun of you. If you appear on our site, you can bet your shirtless shot that we've paid you a compliment.

Michelangelo Signorile

The Global Impact Of Grindr

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices

The founder and CEO of Grindr, the gay social networking app that exploded on the scene in 2009 and now reports over 7 million users in 192 countries,...

Gay And Looking For Long-Lasting Love? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.03.2013 | Gay Voices

A new app for gay men seeking connections with other gay men hit the market this summer -- but it's no Grindr or Adam4Adam. Mench'd, created by Jus...

Grindr Saved My Neighborhood

Robert Julian | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Julian

When I wrote my memoir, I included a reference to the exhibitionist who would stalk me as I walked my dogs. At first it was funny; then it became creepy. But his appearances are now less frequent. At first I was puzzled about the change. Then it dawned on me: Grindr had saved my neighborhood.

Headless Torsos: How Smart Phone Apps Have Changed Dating for the Worse

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Has the culture of stats, nudies and decapitated men begun to spill over into the rest our dating lives and making everything else look a little... cheap?

The Dark Side Of Gay Dating Apps

Carl Sandler | Posted 05.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Carl Sandler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIn our world, it's not just models who are expected to rip off their clothes and expose themselves to the gaze of everyone within eyeshot. It's all of us -- even those of us who are, well, not quite lottery winners.

Gay Social App Creators Stress Friendship, Give Attention To Health And Social Issues

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Was I the last gay man on Earth who did not want to hook up? I was parched for conversation with other gay men. Sure, I have a sexual appetite, but I do draw a line sometime. And then, like a ray of sunshine, a friend suggested that I look into Hornet.