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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?

10 Annoying Chat Tactics to Avoid on Gay Apps

Adam Segel | Posted 03.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Segel

Whether you're looking for a relationship, a new friend or a hot encounter, location-based social apps are a great way to go. But as we all know, apps can bring out some real basic behavior too.

Lila Shapiro

Are Hookup Apps Fueling A Spike In Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices

More gay men in the U.S. and abroad are testing positive for certain STDS, and sites like Grindr are catching the heat. This week, British public h...

WATCH: Gay Guys React To Outrageous Grindr Messages (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.08.2015 | Gay Voices

We all know that gay hookup apps can be outrageous. The Internet as a medium oftentimes allows queer men to articulate some of their less socially acc...

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.

You've Never Seen Grindr Like This Before

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Did this man paint your Grindr profile? No one can deny that the social networking app has changed the way that queers talk, meet and engage in sex...

Privacy, Security And GPS-Based Apps: An Inside Look From SCRUFF

Eric Silverberg | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Silverberg

The privacy and security of location-based apps has become a major concern for smartphone users around the globe. As the CEO of SCRUFF, one of the largest gay dating apps in the world, I take these reports seriously. While there are measures we have taken to protect our community, it's critical that all users understand the benefits and limitations intrinsic to location-based apps.

Performance Artist To Have Sex With A Different Man Every Day For A Year

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts

Mischa Badasyan is a 26-year-old gay man who sometimes feels lonely and unfulfilled from the sexual interactions initiated by hookup apps like Grindr ...

Grindr's About To Get A Brand New Look

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay social networking app Grindr is slated to debut a brand new look later this month on all Android devices and roll out an iOS update later this sum...

Rethinking Casual Sex

Omar Sarwar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Omar Sarwar

There's no reason to feel ashamed about hooking up. But for the subset of young gay men who desire traditional long-term commitment, is our culture's emphasis on the pursuit of sexual novelty and variety in any way harmful?

A New Dictionary So Gay Men Can Hook Up Anywhere In The World?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay app SCRUFF has launched a new initiative that hopes to solve the pesky problem of facing a language barrier the next time you're traveling abroad ...

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...

MISTER Wants To Help You Find 'Mr. Right'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay men have become well versed in the world of online hook ups thanks to an array of social apps designed to foster relationships -- even if only sex...

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.

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.

Beyond The Orange Glow: How We Gay Men Use Grindr

Andrew Extein, MSW | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Extein, MSW

It's Saturday night, and I'm at a Silver Lake gay bar with some friends. Despite the packed room, my friend Zack is fixed to his iPhone. Our friends' nudges and pokes can't shift his eagle eyes from the warm, orange glow. What bothers us is Zack's inability to interact with his surroundings.

WATCH: 'Gwissues' Valentine's Day Episode -- Finding Love Online

Howard Bragman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

With Valentine's Day upon us, I and my guest panelists, Dr. Mike Dow, Chase Whiteside and Tammy Shaklee, discuss the differences between finding love online and offline. We also further assess "meeting one's mate" on gay-friendly social media sites and apps.

Gay-On-Gay Bullying: The New Mean Girls

Carl Sandler | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

Gay culture is one of the most ageist cultures in America. As a result, older gay men are targets of some of the worst online vitriol from other gay men. Many older men have to get "creative" when listing their ages or risk being unattractive to younger guys.