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Looking for Love on Grindr (VIDEO)

Spencer Macnaughton | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Spencer Macnaughton

Unlike many people, who view Grindr as an application meant for hookups, Jack West believes you can find love online. "Love is my Everest." Can he find love online? Watch.

South Carolina Could Owe Gay Groups $150,000 -- or Maybe Even More

Matt Baume | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Even though South Carolina couples have been getting married since last month, Wilson has continued his losing battle to stop the weddings. But the longer he drags out his appeal, the more money he may wind up having to give to a coalition of gay rights groups.

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay 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...

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

You've Never Seen Grindr Like This Before

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Did this man paint your Grindr profile? No one can deny that the social networking app has changed the way that queers talk, meet and engage in sex...

We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off!

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Frankly, I'm over abs -- my own and everyone else's. It's not that I have anything against six-packs on those who are blessed with them. (I'm generally a few beers short myself.) I'm just tired of having them constantly shoved in my face. (No offense, Nick Jonas!)

Gay Artist Will Spend 15 Days In A Glass Box To Explore The Meaning Of Grindr

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts

The gay geosocial app Grindr was introduced in 2009, and has since spread to over 192 countries, making it the most popular gay app in the world. ...

Online Dating - and Mating - Is the Trend Now, but Safety Should Come First

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.29.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I think Tinder and Grindr have taken the online dating concept to a new level that everyone needs to be careful when using.

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...

The Year's Hottest Gay Short Film Comes To The Stage For One Night Only

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

The pleasures and pitfalls of gay hookup apps are explored in "Grind: The Movie," Zachary Halley's short musical film which has been sweeping the fest...

Could Grindr Pose A Serious Threat For Those In Countries With Anti-LGBT Laws?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices

An anonymous user has reportedly been sending messages to Grindr users in countries that have anti-gay legislation or are otherwise known to be hostil...

Sam Smith Says Grindr, Tinder Are 'Ruining Romance'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Newly out singer-songwriter Sam Smith may be single and looking to mingle, but don't expect him to rely on technology when it comes to finding a boyfr...

8 Things Straight People Get Wrong About Gay Men

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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.