We don't have Iphones so we don't have Grindr on our phones. I am not sure if Grindr is only an Iphone mobile phone application for gay men or not, but gay men certainly seem to like it.
I have been shown Grindr on peoples mobile phones. Essentially it is a gay hook up site that you access with your Iphone. One guy complained to me that someone who he had a great chat with, then blocked him. This guy had not really used the internet. Welcome to the real world.
R was quite fascinated by Grindr when it was shown to him in detail by a friend. R is thinking he needs a new mobile phone.
What intrigues me about it is the location part, which I assume is done by GPS. You switch Grindr on and you can see how far away people are from you who also have their Grindr on. One friend who visited us and switched his on here at our place said there was someone five metres away. Yeah, right. GPS can potentially be deadly accurate but not always. I asked him if he had switched on when he was travelling to work on the train from Caulfield. He had, but quickly switched it off as three people a short distance away were on Grindr.
Already among the gays I am sensing a disillusionment with Grindr. They expected to find love when it is clearly just a hook up application.
But you know, from a hook up can come love. Sometimes things just click. So if any gay boi says, I don't use Grindr because I am looking for a relationship, not sex, then think again. The more people you meet, be it straight into it or just for coffee, the more likely you are to find someone for you.