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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...

5 Reasons Tinder Works For Women

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

It seems many people still falsely assume that women are not interested in casual sex -- an outdated notion that is painfully obvious in the world of ...

SURPRISE: Guess How Grindr Members Feel About Marriage

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Grindr, the go-to gay online social app, isn't just about finding a partner for the night. A recent survey conducted by the company shows that out...

How I Didn't Get AIDS

Andrew Miller | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Most of my young gay friends are uninterested in the history of my membership in ACT UP, but a few, like Jake, are curious, even insistent. I answer their questions and try to explain what it was like to be 25 in the East Village in 1989.

Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Creates Social App for Local LGBTQ Women

Sue Kerr | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

When Ariella Furman relocated to Pittsburgh two years ago, people she met complained that there were not enough LGBTQ things to do in Pittsburgh, but after some research, Ariella figured out the real problem: There was not enough information about the LGBTQ things to do in Pittsburgh.

Moving Too Fast for Our Hearts to Keep Up

Aaron Ricciardi | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Aaron Ricciardi

We live in a world where if one little thing rubs you the wrong way about someone you're dating, you can get on your device and shop for someone else. People are so busy running from person to person that no one's holding still long enough to see whether they actually like who's in front of them.

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.