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Gay Dating Apps

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.03.2014 | Gay 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...

CEO Of New Lesbian App Says It's Not Just Grindr For Ladies

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.03.2014 | Gay Voices

The CEO of Dattch, a newly-launched app targeted exclusively at women seeking women, says she doesn't think her product should be compared to Grindr. ...

The 12 Most Baffling Things Gay Men Do, Besides Vote Republican

David Toussaint | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

1: Send out random photos of their a**hole. I'll admit it: I'm a butt guy. I can look at gorgeous rear ends all day, and anyone who wants to send me a photo of their perky bottom has my blessing. But a butthole?

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.

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.

Why This New Lesbian Dating App Could Break Fresh Ground

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Creators are hoping that an award-winning dating app will break fresh ground as the first of its type designed specifically for lesbian women. As...

WATCH: Drunk Gay Guys Talk 'Sex And The City'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices

We've all been there -- three glasses of wine deep and suddenly someone insinuates that you're the Miranda in the group and it's all over. Cue the ...

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

David Toussaint | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

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

WATCH: 'Day Drunk Gays' Talk Gay Dating Apps

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Let's face it -- it's a tough dating scene for a twentysomething gay man in the 21st century. And what better way to moan and complain about how awful...

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.

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,...

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...

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.

Headless Torsos: How Smart Phone Apps Have Changed Dating for the Worse

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Has the culture of stats, nudies and decapitated men begun to spill over into the rest our dating lives and making everything else look a little... cheap?

The Dark Side Of Gay Dating Apps

Carl Sandler | Posted 05.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Carl Sandler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIn our world, it's not just models who are expected to rip off their clothes and expose themselves to the gaze of everyone within eyeshot. It's all of us -- even those of us who are, well, not quite lottery winners.

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.

10 Surprising Places To Meet LGBT Singles

YourTango | Mary Malia | Posted 12.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Where can you find single lesbians? Single gays? Trans folk? Where are the bisexuals? If I've heard it once, I've heard it a million times — "There'...

'Tis the Season for (Online) Dating: National Survey of Gay Men Finds Dating Apps Replace Bars as Best Place to Find Guys

Brad Brenner | Posted 02.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Brad Brenner

The efforts of gay rights champions and gay men's love affair with technology have coalesced to alter our social lives. Look around in major "gayborhoods" and you're likely to see a much altered scene of people present, and a lot of male faces buried in the screens of their smartphones.

Politically Potent: Dating App Aims To Mobilize Gay Users In Time For 2012 Elections

Posted 09.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Though it's best known as the dating application of choice for legions of gay men, Grindr is wading into the political foray with a brand-new project ...

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.

Is Grindr Altering Gay Men's Dating Psyche?

Marten Weber | Posted 03.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

There is a growing band of gay males grumbling that Grindr, and apps like it, are turning men into robotic, soulless net cruisers who have lost all ability to communicate. Not everyone agrees.

Love Grind (Part 1)

Marten Weber | Posted 03.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

Social dating apps are changing the way we find sex partners and fall in love. What are the implications of these handy little widgets, both on traditional dating options and the psyche of those addicted to social apps?