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8 Things Straight People Get Wrong About Gay Men

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 07.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Just because someone's heart is in the right place, doesn't mean his or her foot will be, too. Here are eight common straights-on-gays misconceptions that can lead to inserting it directly into one's mouth, which must be as awkward and uncomfortable for them as the gaffes are for us.

Judge Judy Finds Out What Grindr Is And Keeps It Real

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Judge Judy may not have known about Grindr until recently, but she totally gets it. On Monday's episode of "Judge Judy," Judge Judith Sheindlin pr...

Grindr's About To Get A Brand New Look

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay social networking app Grindr is slated to debut a brand new look later this month on all Android devices and roll out an iOS update later this sum...

It Might Be A 'Great Time To Be Gay,' But Grindr Survey Reveals Discrimination Fears

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Eighty-two percent of gay and bisexual men who use the popular social app Grindr are out and proud, but 18 percent of those users have yet to come out...

Anna Almendrala

What You Need To Know Before You Meet Your Grindr Date

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Black and White in Gay Cape Town

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

The implication: It was OK to kiss me in the hallway of a dark club on Saturday night, but he wasn't interested in me as a multi-dimensional human being or, presumably, being seen in public with me in the harsh, unforgiving light of day.

Watch What Happens When These Straight Men Use Grindr For The First Time

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Few things are quite as entertaining as throwing straight dudes into the deep end of queer culture. In this video, YouTuber Neil McNeil sits down w...

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...