Hooking up is supposed to be a fun, safe way of exploring your sexuality, no matter whom or what you're into at the moment. But as with any exploration, there is a set of basic rules that can keep you safe and off the radar of the town's gossip queen, with your reputation in intact.
In the interest of science (and most certainly not for recreational purposes), I immersed myself in the world of Grindr to see what I might find. The results of my exhaustive research revealed an alarming trend of what I've termed Grindr-Induced Psychological Maladies.
Internet and mobile apps are directing us to make statements about our preferences so that others can choose. But do we really know what we want? Guys with macho top profiles may turn out to be sweet and kind bottoms. The last "power sub" I hooked up with ended up doing me.