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The 8 Guys You Meet on Grindr (and Other Gay Apps)
Grindr is the go-to, location-based hookup app for gay, bi, trans, and queer men, making it easier to connect with guys in their vicinity. Quick setup: To create a Grindr account, you'll just need to add your email, password, and birthdate. If you're nervous about providing personal information, such as a birthdate to an app developer, feel free to change the date by a few days. You'll also need to grant Grindr access to your location, so the app can show you guys who are near you. We recommend allowing notifications, so you'll be alerted when guys are interested in you.
A Detroit man has been charged in an attempted robbery and shooting that left one gay man dead and another critically injured. The incident is the latest in a string of attacks against gay men targeted through a popular LGBTQ dating app. Prosecutors allege the victims were targeted due to their sexual orientation and that Nelson, 26, used Grindr to "locate the victims," according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.
While finding a compatible friend or partner on gay apps may seem easy given the wide variety of options, finding one who is emotionally and physically available is a whole other issue. Across the myriad of options, from Boyahoy and Grindr to Growlr and Scruff, the men are endless but their personalities easily fall into one of eight distinct categories. Parents, if you're curious to know more about the Grindr app your son has on his phone, we have a parent's guide to Grindr that covers all the details you need to know. If you've been on a gay app for a while, you know the stalker well: they're up at all hours of the night, glancing at your profile and your photos without ever saying a word. You might see stalkers on your list of visitors often, even early in the morning, but are never able to catch them in the act, or worse, you get blocked when you try to confront them. If a stalker is too spooky for you to handle, consider just blocking them from accessing your profile.
Gay man killed, another critically injured in Grindr meetup
The app makes use of a mobile device's geolocation , a feature of smart phones and other devices, which allows users to locate other users who are nearby. This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative photos of men, arranged from nearest to furthest away. Tapping on a picture will display a brief profile for that user, as well as the option to chat, send pictures, and share one's precise location. Grindr was the first gay geosocial app to launch in the iTunes App Store and has since become the largest and most popular gay mobile app community in the world.