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Rethinking Casual Sex

Omar Sarwar | Posted 03.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Omar Sarwar

There's no reason to feel ashamed about hooking up. But for the subset of young gay men who desire traditional long-term commitment, is our culture's emphasis on the pursuit of sexual novelty and variety in any way harmful?

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

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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 ...

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...

MISTER Wants To Help You Find 'Mr. Right'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay men have become well versed in the world of online hook ups thanks to an array of social apps designed to foster relationships -- even if only sex...

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.

Gay Social App Creators Stress Friendship, Give Attention To Health And Social Issues

Victor Lopez | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Victor Lopez

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.

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.