I have a confession: I’ve never used Grindr. My husband and I started dating almost 11 years ago, way before the gay-dating was a twinkle in the gay community’s eye. So I’ve just never had any use for it. I do, however, get a kick out of some of your Instagram and Facebook posts, you know, the screen captures that show funny, bizarre, and downright blush-worthy messages that show up on your screen from other users.
This new video, by TrentandLuke on YouTube, goes a step further, asking gay couples to reenact crazy Grindr conversations. It’s pretty funny, and the couples are so cute. Check it out below. Oh, and I wouldn’t blare this too loud if you’re at work, btw.
Earlier today, we shared the story of a Philadelphia man who was using Grindr and Scruff, two social apps traditionally used for gay hook-ups, as a search tool to find his missing cat, Jack. Well, the good news is Jack is back! Read more »
UPDATE [12/8/2014, 7:25 p.m.]: Jack the Grindr Cat was found! Details here.
The adorable baby boy pictured above is Jack; he’s a 10-year old Turkish Bengal cat who went missing several days ago in the Washington Square West neighborhood of the city (10th and Spruce, to be exact). If Jack looks familiar, it might be because you saw him, not wandering the streets, but on Grindr and Scruff.
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Alec Baldwin and couple Toby and Brian on Alec Baldwin’s Love Ride.
Let’s face it: Alec Baldwin hasn’t had the most glorious reputation within the gay community, especially after his rather grotesque homophobic Twitter rant back in 2013. However, on his new web series titled Alec Baldwin’s Love Ride, he recently provided some half-ass relationship advice to a rather adorable gay couple, and got schooled on the differences between Grindr and Scruff. Read more »
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center released a study that has sobering, although not surprising, statistics correlating the use of hookup apps like Grindr, Scruff, and Jack’d to contracting sexually transmitted infections. Read more »
It was bound to happen: everyone’s favorite daytime television courtroom mama, Judge Judy, finally heard a case involving Grindr and money, and, to use her words, it was a bunch of baloney. After listening to the arguments of the plaintiff and defendant, it’s pretty clear this was a Sugar Daddy meet-up gone wrong, and Judy cut right to the B.S.
But first, someone had to explain to her what Grindr is… Read more »
Yesterday on G Philly, we reported on the disturbing case of a Philadelphia man who was murdered in Chester after connecting with someone on Grindr. Not far from Chester, in the state of Delaware, another case of “Grindr gone wrong” has landed a deputy attorney general in major hot water.
Wilmington’s Daniel Simmons, 34, was charged with four counts of fourth-degree rape. He is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy he met on Grindr. Simmons was released after posting $45,000 secured bail. According to a report from The News Journal, Simmons, who was assigned to the New Castle County Misdemeanor Trial Unit, had been under investigation since March.
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G Philly has learned that a 25-year-old Philly man was murdered last week after he drove to Chester, Pennsylvania, to meet a man he had connected with on Grindr.
The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office confirms the body of Dino Dizdarević was discovered in a lot on the 900 block of Parker Street in Chester early on Thursday, May 1st. He had been strangled and, according to DA Jack Whelan, sustained “multiple blunt-force trauma injuries to the face.”
On Wednesday, April 30th, Dizdarević told his boyfriend, Nick McBee, with whom he was in an open relationship, he was driving to Chester to meet a man he’d met on the app. McBee began to fear the worst when the night wore on and he hadn’t heard anything from him. “He was a responsible person. He always called to let me know where he was,” he says. “I knew something was wrong.”
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Yesterday I told you about a Canadian man visiting Philly who was raped and beaten by a fellow he met on Grindr. Now police have a suspect, and they’re asking for the public’s help in tracking him down. From NBC 10:
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A man visiting Philly from Canada for an education conference had a violent run-in with a local Grindr hookup. NBC10 reports:
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