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Why Online Dating Is So Much Better Now (Kind Of)

Terri Trespicio | Posted 09.24.2015 | Technology
Terri Trespicio

Your phone is now the portal to your love life, part mission control and part slot machine, complete with colors, movement, and flashing lights. But you have little to lose, and it's hard not to get hooked.

Here's What It Would Look Like If Disney Princes Looked For Gay Sex Online

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices

For many of us, Disney was a huge part of our childhoods. As a result, people love to reimagine these classic stories and characters in ...

Our Relationship Status With Tinder And Dating Apps: It's Complicated

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.17.2015 | Technology

After centuries of failed attempts, technology has finally, with the invention of geolocated dating apps, led to the downfall of Western civilizati...

Hook Up Apps Are the Wrong Arena to Demand Equality

Jessica Joseph | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

It's up to you, especially if you are not in the mainstream to re-define for a new LGBT generation what is considered a heroic, erotic, queer ideal.

Don't Expect To See Adam Lambert On Grindr Anytime Soon

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Adam Lambert opened up about his love life -- or, rather, lack thereof -- in an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday. "I haven't dated in a mi...

Air Force Captain: Hook-Up Apps Are Helping Me End AIDS

Jim Key | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Key

U.S. Air Force Captain Anthony Interrante, 34, refused to let a Middle East deployment stop him from riding in this year's AIDS/LifeCycle or from finishing the 545-mile ride as one of the top fundraisers. How does a critical-care flight nurse serving in Afghanistan raise more than $59,000 to fight HIV? "Easy," he says. "I mostly used Grindr and Scruff."

After Marriage: It's All About Global Equality

Joel Simkhai | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Joel Simkhai

Like many of you, I have been eagerly following the news about the Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality. This is undoubtedly an exciting time for our movement and I am holding my breath hoping for a historic win. It is also the time to start the community conversation about the next chapter of our movement.

Grindr Is Digitizing the Labelling of Gay Men

Dieter Holger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Dieter Holger

Is the desire for gays to label one other a continuation of the vicious cycle that oppressed them? And is Grindr making a mistake by feeding into it?

How to Tell Your Tinder Date You Had Cancer

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.04.2015 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

Before I got cancer, I thought dating was hard. Then I turned 30, got sick, and quickly learned that dating with cancer is an entirely different game. For the first time in my life, I wasn't choosy. It's hard to be picky when you're dating with cancer; you're more focused on living and less focused on his third nipple.

The Trials of Being Gay and Ginger

Alex Hopkins | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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? | 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...