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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.

The End of Your Relationship May Already Be in Your Pocket

Marten Weber | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

People need privacy. We need our own little secrets, our hot steamy affairs, our dirty chats with perfect strangers. It helps keep life in balance. But a relationship needs trust and openness. Keeping secrets on your cellphone is too easy.

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.

Real Talk With Rob Smith: The Grindr Crime and the Futility of Online Hookup Apps (VIDEO)

Rob Smith | Posted 06.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

A Canadian visitor to Philadelphia was raped and robbed by a man he'd been in contact with via Grindr, yet gays continue to be slavishly addicted to t...

Canadian Man Raped, Robbed at Gunpoint in Philly During Grindr Encounter

Ed Coffin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

A 34-year-old Canadian man claims he was raped and robbed after inviting a date to his Philadelphia hotel room using the smartphone app Grindr at around 1:30 on Wednesday afternoon.

Boy Was I Right About Gay Marriage!

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Marriage is an outdated institution whose symbolic significance has been cheapened by the sheer number of people who casually enter and exit it. But why single out gay marriage as the problem when it's straight people who have been abusing it all along?

Happy Birthday, Grindr! Thanks for Taking the 'Fun' Out of Sex

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I miss the days when gay men had to approach each other in-person and at least pretend to be interested in more than "Top or bottom?" and "Hung?" Now guys are less likely to talk to me when they spot me. Instead they'll find me on Grindr after getting home and then cut right to the crude chase: "NSA?" "Fun?"

17 Practical Gay Dating Tips for the New Age

David Toussaint | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

It's a sign of a true gentleman if you walk him to his door and he says it's too soon for you to come inside. It's also more than likely a sign that he still lives with his on-again off-again ex.

Why I've Given Up on Hooking Up

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Lester Brathwaite

This exaltation of all things manly forces those of us who don't necessarily fit within those rigid gender constructs to make one of two choices: rebel or conform. I've tried both and I can say from experience -- it takes a real man to be a queen.

Two Politicians Create Grindr Profiles To Raise Votes

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM, March 5 (Reuters) - Two Amsterdam local politicians have uploaded their profiles to online gay dating site Grindr to try and pick up vote...

Hook-Up App Stress Disorder

Renato Barucco | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

I've realized that many friends and clients quietly abandoned hook-up apps. While the voluntary withdrawal is justified by slightly different reasons; there seems to be a common complaint: a high level of stress associated with usage.

Gay Barebacking Study Reveals Surprise Facts About The Controversial Practice

Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A new study by England's University of Westminster found what appears to be an uptick in the number of young gay men who find unprotected sex with a s...

NSFW: Real Dating App Messages Read By Women Will Make You Happy You're Single

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Gay Voices

For any single guys or gals out there who might be feeling a bit sad or lonely on this Valentine's Day, we have one thing to say to you: it could be a...

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.

If You Spend Your Entire Date Texting, You Deserve to Die Alone

Nico Lang | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Nico Lang

If you've spent more time looking at Grindr than your date's face, how do you know you don't like him? You have to give these things time to fail in the old-fashioned way, in which you later obsess about him while binge eating ice cream and watching New Girl, waiting by the phone for a call that doesn't come.

New Dating App Is Even Better Than Tinder... And Closer

Posted 01.28.2014 | Comedy

Love Tinder, but sick of the people you meet on the app being a whole MILE away? Good news, now there's an app that works for even the laziest singles...

Grindr.. The Musical?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Social meet-up apps like Grindr are not uncommon in the gay community and now experiences with technologically-enabled hook-ups are the inspiration fo...

'Looking' at Relationships. How HBO's New Series Lays Bare Our Struggle to Find Sex and Love

Carl Sandler | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

It's a process that all of us must ultimately figure out as we stumble headfirst into adulthood, leaving our conflicted younger selves behind, where they belong.

Is Discrimination on Grindr Killing Gay Sex?

Mathew Rodriguez | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Mathew Rodriguez

How did a tool that was meant to facilitate conversation become the prime example of the gay community's -- like the rest of humanity's -- worst tendencies, like racism, sexism, misogyny, ageism, ableism, fat shaming, elitism, transphobia, homophobia and serophobia?

My 2014 Resolution: Dump Hookup Sites

Matthew Ebert | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I'm over it, Scruff'd Up, Groun'd down to a pulp. Sick of watching the pretty boys win the CraigsLust lottery and me sitting at home with a copy of Janis Ian's, At Seventeen. So I'm doing something about it.

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,...

The 5 Best Grindr (Etc.) Locations in New York City

Renato Barucco | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Hordes of gay and bi-curious men scan the city with mobile apps in the ever-appealing quest for a date, a hookup, or a husband. That's hardly news, but what are the most fruitful and time-efficient neighborhoods?

A Pew Study vs. My Love Life

Laurie Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Laurie Davis

When I began online dating in 2001, it was so taboo I couldn't even tell my BFF. One time my secret slipped out and she lectured me about how I could be raped in a back alley (...of the suburbs). Needless to say, being an early adopter at 19 posed a lot of problems.

Why This Life-Size Grindr Profile Is Handing Out Vials Of Fake Body Fluids

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

A man dressed in a life-size version of your Grindr profile has been wandering around Provincetown, Mass. handing out test tubes of fake blood and sem...