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The Trials of Being Gay and Ginger

Alex Hopkins | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Alex Hopkins

"wWeird" was always how I felt -- from the earliest age -- marked out not only by my acute shyness, but by the color of my hair. The irony was that what I had on my head made me conspicuous -- it suggested I should be bold and dangerous -- the antithesis of my nervy nature and propensity for tears whenever my (ginger) mother left me at the school gate.

My Long Short Road to 50, in Gay Years

David Toussaint | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

If you're fortunate enough to live half a century, you'll understand that it isn't that youth is wasted on the young, it's that youth has no bearing on happiness.

Men of a Certain Age Dating in the New Age

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Face it, we have just come out of a very difficult winter and now spring is here and you know what they say about spring fever; that "love is also in the air" as well. So then, go outside and find it!

WATCH: Here's What Happens When You Let Your Mom Read Your Grindr Messages

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Would you let your mom have access to your Grindr account? Popular YouTube vlogger Riyadh Khalaf did just that, letting three weeks worth of Grindr...

Reporter Uses Grindr To Track Down Gay Men At Major Conservative Event

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.03.2015 | Gay Voices

Were there gay men at one of the year's biggest gatherings of conservatives? Of course there were! Paul Detric, a reporter for Reason.TV, attended ...

Watch What Happens When Conan & Billy Eichner Join Grindr

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Comedy

Sorry, Tinder. You've been swiped left. After Conan O'Brien's crazy adventures with Dave Franco on Tinder, he decided to try out another popular da...

The Boy Made of Plastic

Izak Pratt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Izak Pratt

In the gay world, many of us seem to be looking for the next best thing - all while neglecting the fact that all we ever wanted and all we ever needed was potentially right next to us.

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 Writing 'Masculine Only' in Your Dating Profile Homophobic?

Kevin Thornton | Posted 04.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

With each passing moment, I step further away from the scared little boy, overly-concerned with surface mannerisms, and closer to the wise old man who has embraced the diversity of our people. I'm not all the way there yet, but it's the direction I'm heading.

The Gay Playground: Welcome Back to the Dollhouse

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 04.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Being gay, particularly in the big cities so many of us flocked to in order to be among more of our own kind, has become demanding and difficult in a way that has nothing to do with straight people and their brand of homophobia.

How Grindr's Security Loopholes Could Threaten Your Privacy

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.29.2015 | Gay Voices

There are apps to help us with everything from dating to scheduling to networking. But is the technology more trouble than it’s worth? While your ap...

WATCH: If Guys Acted In Real Life The Way They Do On Gay Apps...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.21.2015 | Gay Voices

OK, let's face it: if you identify as a gay man, at some point you've probably downloaded a gay hook-up app -- and chances are people probably acted t...

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.

Grindr in the Bible Belt

Nick Weaver | Posted 03.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Nick Weaver

Being known as a "gay-friendly" city in the bible belt is like being known for having a lot of lemonade in a place where everyone hates lemonade.

The Modern Rules of Dating

Samuel Faktorow | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel Faktorow

Wait three days after your initial interaction to contact them. Don't talk about sex, politics, religion, or former partners/lovers/flings on the firs...

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...

Looking for Love on Grindr (VIDEO)

Spencer Macnaughton | Posted 02.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Spencer Macnaughton

Unlike many people, who view Grindr as an application meant for hookups, Jack West believes you can find love online. "Love is my Everest." Can he find love online? Watch.

South Carolina Could Owe Gay Groups $150,000 -- or Maybe Even More

Matt Baume | Posted 02.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Even though South Carolina couples have been getting married since last month, Wilson has continued his losing battle to stop the weddings. But the longer he drags out his appeal, the more money he may wind up having to give to a coalition of gay rights groups.

WATCH: Women Reading Messages From Gay Hook-Up Apps Have Us Crying From Laughter

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Honestly, what's funnier than seeing people try to navigate the virtual culture of queer men with no real clue of how to do it? That's exactly what...

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

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...

We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off!

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Frankly, I'm over abs -- my own and everyone else's. It's not that I have anything against six-packs on those who are blessed with them. (I'm generally a few beers short myself.) I'm just tired of having them constantly shoved in my face. (No offense, Nick Jonas!)

Gay Artist Will Spend 15 Days In A Glass Box To Explore The Meaning Of Grindr

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts

The gay geosocial app Grindr was introduced in 2009, and has since spread to over 192 countries, making it the most popular gay app in the world. ...

Online Dating - and Mating - Is the Trend Now, but Safety Should Come First

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.29.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I think Tinder and Grindr have taken the online dating concept to a new level that everyone needs to be careful when using.