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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...

'Looking' at Relationships. How HBO's New Series Lays Bare Our Struggle to Find Sex and Love

Carl Sandler | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

It's a process that all of us must ultimately figure out as we stumble headfirst into adulthood, leaving our conflicted younger selves behind, where they belong.

Is Discrimination on Grindr Killing Gay Sex?

Mathew Rodriguez | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Mathew Rodriguez

How did a tool that was meant to facilitate conversation become the prime example of the gay community's -- like the rest of humanity's -- worst tendencies, like racism, sexism, misogyny, ageism, ableism, fat shaming, elitism, transphobia, homophobia and serophobia?

My 2014 Resolution: Dump Hookup Sites

Matthew Ebert | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I'm over it, Scruff'd Up, Groun'd down to a pulp. Sick of watching the pretty boys win the CraigsLust lottery and me sitting at home with a copy of Janis Ian's, At Seventeen. So I'm doing something about it.

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,...

The 5 Best Grindr (Etc.) Locations in New York City

Renato Barucco | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Hordes of gay and bi-curious men scan the city with mobile apps in the ever-appealing quest for a date, a hookup, or a husband. That's hardly news, but what are the most fruitful and time-efficient neighborhoods?

A Pew Study vs. My Love Life

Laurie Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Laurie Davis

When I began online dating in 2001, it was so taboo I couldn't even tell my BFF. One time my secret slipped out and she lectured me about how I could be raped in a back alley (...of the suburbs). Needless to say, being an early adopter at 19 posed a lot of problems.

Why This Life-Size Grindr Profile Is Handing Out Vials Of Fake Body Fluids

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.03.2013 | Gay Voices

A man dressed in a life-size version of your Grindr profile has been wandering around Provincetown, Mass. handing out test tubes of fake blood and sem...

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...

Shocking Number Of Grindr Users Have Never Been Tested For HIV/AIDS, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices

A survey released by the Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training in mid-September found that 10 percent of men on the gay hookup app Grindr have...

Vote For Your Faves -- Including HP Gay Voices -- In The #iamMISTER Awards!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices

The options that gay men have for location-based social networking apps have greatly expanded in the past couple of years. Not only is there Grindr...

The Global Glory Hole

Mark Simpson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

While the general relevance of gay culture for gay people tends to recede as homophobia rapidly falls off and integration speeds up, it shouldn't be a surprise that the world of anonymous sex persists and in fact flourishes. Like camp, it's the slutty sensibility of a culture of (too much) choice.

If Disney Villains Used Grindr

Posted 08.29.2013 | Comedy

Thank you, EverythingGay, for making these Grindr profiles for Disney Villians. Come on, like Scar didn't use a gay hook-up app on Pride Rock. ...

You'll Never Guess Why This Guy Is On Grindr

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Photographer and filmmaker Christian Hendricks recently embarked on a journey documenting queer culture in the deep American South. Hendrick's pro...

Traveling With a Hookup App: A Guide to Getting More Than Laid

Marten Weber | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

One of the things I love most about our digital, global age is the ability to connect with people around the world so easily. If you don't use social apps as a sexual hookup tool but a genuine place to make new friends, you can meet the most interesting people!

Are You Obligated to Respond to a Grindr Message?

Mike Alvear | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Your Grindr notification goes off and you rub your pincers with glee while thinking a one-word thought: "Score!" But then you see that it's from a guy who looks like the hindquarters of bad luck. Do you say, "Thanks, but no thanks"?

Grindr: Why It's Ruining My Chances of Finding Substantiality

Matthew Lewis | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Matthew Lewis

If this guy my friend wants so badly to set me up with is like me and takes to the daily grind for his own advantage, why, then, is it so difficult for me to accept him as he is? I think it's my own guilty conscience, knowing full well that Grindr is terrible for me.

Weeklings!: The 10 Worst Grindr Profiles (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Personally, I love Grindr, and that's what brings me to today's Weeklings! topic: the 10 worst things you can discover in a Grindr profile. I feel like I see these red flags all the time, so hopefully you're fed up with them too.

WATCH: Pandora Boxx Gets 'Shady' With Queens Of 'Drag Race'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices

With nods to Aretha Franklin and Grindr, "RuPaul's Drag Race" star Pandora Boxx, who regularly blogs for HuffPost Gay Voices, dropped a campy new sing...