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Grindr and the Evolution of the Hookup: The Pleasures... and Perils... of Online Gay Dating

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Back in my day, it was a lot tougher and riskier to find someone who wanted to have sex with us. There were no apps like Grindr for gay hookups, and we had to resort to all sorts of crazy behaviors to first discover, and then fulfill our desires.

SCRUFF Takes on Cyber Safety

Dane Steele Green | Posted 04.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Dane Steele Green

What is the world coming to, you may think, when a hook-up app goes socially responsible? The answer is "deadly."

Does Talking About My Big Penis Make Me a Dick?

David Toussaint | Posted 03.11.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

As the expression goes, if you've got it, flaunt it. I now do so, without vain-shame, and the next man who tells me about his size fixation should be prepared for a big surprise. Whether or not that makes me a prick is up to you.

Finding Real, Lasting Love In Our "Dating App" Culture

Johnny Skandros | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Johnny Skandros

As Valentine's Day approaches, and you find yourself single, as I am, you might find yourself looking online for "the one." As the Founder of SCRUFF, one of the largest gay dating apps in the world, I'm regularly asked if it's realistic that guys can find real love and long lasting relationships on apps.

24 Reasons Why Gay Hookup Sites Are a Lot Like Fishing

David Toussaint | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

You start out after dusk, determined that perfect catch is, literally, right around the corner.

Gay Guys React To Racist Grindr Profiles

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Racism is, apparently, alive and well in the queer community. One only has to look at apps for men who have sex with men -- such as Grindr or Scruff -...

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

Jim Key | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer 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."

The Boy Made of Plastic

Izak Pratt | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

LOOK: Scruff Super Bowl Billboard Is A Nod To Gay Sports 'Trailblazers'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(Adds detail on Obama, picture available) By Daniel Wallis PHOENIX, Jan 30 (Reuters) - As fans gather for Sunday's Super...

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Here's How SCRUFF Is Moving Beyond 'HIV Status' On Its App

Jason Marchant | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Marchant

Our community is still struggling with how to communicate about HIV and how to treat those who are HIV positive. This is especially evident in the way we are accustomed to asking guys to disclose HIV status online, which has remained largely unchanged since the advent of profile-based websites over 20 years ago.

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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

Eric Silverberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Anna Almendrala

What You Need To Know Before You Meet Your Grindr Date | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Smartphone social apps like Grindr, Scruff and Recon are associated with a greater risk for STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia among gay and bisexual m...

The End of Your Relationship May Already Be in Your Pocket

Marten Weber | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 9 Extra Lap Recap: 'Queens of Talk' (VIDEO)

John Polly | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Polly

2014-04-15-20140415ExtraLapRecap609DarienneElephantJohnPollysmall.jpgCher's family, Paula Abdul and a bunch of jungle creatures invaded RuPaul's Drag Race this week. Let's discuss the shenanigans, chickens!

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

David Toussaint | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

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

Hook-Up App Stress Disorder

Renato Barucco | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 ...

My 2014 Resolution: Dump Hookup Sites

Matthew Ebert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Vote For Your Faves -- Including HP Gay Voices -- In The #iamMISTER Awards!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The options that gay men have for location-based social networking apps have greatly expanded in the past couple of years. Not only is there Grindr...

Traveling With a Hookup App: A Guide to Getting More Than Laid

Marten Weber | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marten Weber

One of the things I love most about our digital, global age is the ability to connect with people around the world so easily. If you don't use social apps as a sexual hookup tool but a genuine place to make new friends, you can meet the most interesting people!