Crimes Linked To 'Hook-Up' Dating Apps Tinder And Grindr Jump Sevenfold

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

The number of alleged crimes potentially linked to dating apps Tinder and Grindr increased more than sevenfold in two years – including reports of r...

Oh, To Be a Young Gay Man Again? Errm, No Thanks, It's Harder Than Ever

Matt Bagwell | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Bagwell

I can't quite believe I'm saying this but next year marks my 25th anniversary as an out and proud gay man... It feels like yesterday, but a lot has happened in the last two and a half decades that has made me thankful that I'm not 19 again, despite the perception that things are now a lot easier for young gay men and women.

Dating in the App-Age: Why I Quit

Harvey Wilks | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Communication just isn't the same IRL as it is over an app, and especially a dating app. But y'all know that. These things are addictive. They're games - providing at once endless and instant entertainment within a 20km radius and, to some, perversely, a yardstick of self worth.

A Gay Man Discusses Dating in the App-Age (Part One)

Harvey Wilks | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Break up with boyfriend? Go straight to the App Store, download Tinder, Grindr, Happn, Hinge, Scruff and any other of the veritable cornucopia of dating apps and try and source a fresh one. Right? Hmmm.

When Dating Apps Become a Problem... Are We Addicted?

Ryan Houston | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech
Ryan Houston

When people have been asked why they use these apps, the most popular answer as for one-to-one sex - A positive message when you're looking for love - the second most popular answer was out of boredom - Both use of apps are confusing if you're already in a relationship and apparently 'happy' , which draws me to the question, Are we addicted to dating apps?

Man Lured Into Grindr Date Robbed And Threatened With Cattle Prod

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

A gay man was lured into a meeting through the dating app Grindr and then robbed and threatened with a cattle prod. Detectives have released CCTV p...

Ireland's Gay Matchmaking Festival: The Outing, Lisdoonvarna, October 3-6

Peter McGuire | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

The word "tradition" is so often misunderstood to mean the dragging heels of a conservative past, whereas modern traditions actually include our calendar customs such as Halloween and April Fools, our music and dance, our games and sports, almost all the foods we eat, the stories we tell, and so much more.

Cuddling a Stranger: An App Too Far?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

Ah, who doesn't love a social media trend? Especially when it gives some thought to linguistics. We've recently gone mad for apps designed to help you interact with strangers, incidentally all suffixed with an 'r'. Meet Tinder and Grindr's new, potentially more terrifying cousin, Cuddlr. DUN DUN DUHHH.

Logged On - And Turned Off

Harry Hitchens | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Harry Hitchens

I was fresh-faced, 16 and in the closet when I logged onto Grindr for the first time. If my girlfriends were to be believed, all the best-looking men are gay - so surely a world of gorgeous, tanned hunks with god-like torsos were only a click away? But what did I find?

Gay Shame and Grindr

George P. Simmonds | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
George P. Simmonds

It's no secret that gay men and women grow up with a sense of separation from their heterosexual peers, and that this anticipates their exclusion from mainstream culture, especially that of mainstream dating. And fittingly enough the emotionally sterile climate encouraged by Grindr is to the gay man what a crack den is to the heroin addict...

MEP Candidate Slams World Aids Day For 'Spreading The Disease'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

An MEP candidate who complained there are "too many gay people" in positions of power, and criticised World Aids Day for "spreading the disease" has b...

A Near Miss With the Guy Who Had Attachment Issues

The Guyliner | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

I get the feeling that he's typing one-handed, so decide now's as good a time as any to go into silent mode. He gives it one final go. "I shaved today," he says. I see the email has an attachment: a photo, which I open. Yes, he's shaved all right. Everywhere. Instead of a smooth chin or chest, I see gleaming genitalia - Spam-pink with sensitivity and not a hair to be seen...

Why Tinder Might Be the Salvation of Gay Dating

Danny Hilton | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Hilton

Tinder isn't perfect - I'm sure there are tons of you who'll say that it's shallow and heartless to judge someone instantly on a photo (or often a range of photos, if you slow down and want to check each guy a bit more in depth). But Tinder has a human aspect that gives it a foot in the real world.

How Much Has Social Media Changed Your Life?

Mark Hillary | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Think about it. Social communication is affecting a lot more than just your ability to get anything done because you want to tweet just one more time... this is the social society.

Tinder Surprise! My Dangerous Love Affair With the New Dating App

Alfie Evers | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

I heard murmurings of a new dating app called Tinder. Someone had dressed it as "Grindr, but for straight people". Now, for all of you who don't know, Grindr is - in my limited knowledge - an app that uses your location to search for potential mates that are in your area. You make contact. You agree to meet. You agree to meat.

A Grinding Halt to Finding Love

Ollie Locke | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ollie Locke

Hugo produced his phone from under the table and displayed his previous conversation with the apparent Ollie Locke... I couldn't believe it. I had been cloned. Somewhere out there is a man pretending to be me to get laid or to meet his soul mate. Little did he know, obviously not having read my book, that being me does not often grant access to getting sex regularly.

The A-Z of Tinder

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gordon

Who meets anyone offline anymore? I even met my cleaner on a dating-website (of sorts). Tinder is the latest go-to in the dating world and with more than 50-million matches worldwide, it seems to be working.

Turkey Censors Grindr Gay Dating App

Dan Littauer | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech
Dan Littauer

Gay dating app Grindr has been censored and blocked in Turkey, this Wednesday. Both the online database through its app and its website are now inaccessible in Turkey, reported KAOS GL, the main Turkish LGBT association.

A Slow Sunday and a 'Date' With the One-Hour Wonder

The Guyliner | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Being literate and enjoying full sentences can be something of a barrier on Grindr. While all those little avatars of six-packs claim to be erudite grammarians, it seems nobody is safe from that dreary "hows u??" or "heyyy mister". So when I hear that magic ping and see a headless torso wishing me "a very good afternoon, handsome" I am intrigued, interested.

A Date Who Turns Up Late Might Just Be Worth the Wait

The Guyliner | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Everywhere I turn there is a clock reminding me how late my date is. Late, late, late. I can't look at my wrist any more, above the bar is off limits, and outside, a clock tower looms in my eyeline. And just to serve as one more reminder, even the barman's wonky eyes are positioned at ten to two. I roll my own baby-blues and go back to studying my rapidly draining pint glass.

Why Sex Apps are Pointless, Unsexy and a Waste of Time

Planet Ivy | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Tech
Planet Ivy

We're living in a funny old age. Much like every generation of teens and twenty-somethings before us, we're pretty convinced that we've invented sex. Despite our natural reverence for the past, we look back on our parents era, and their parents, and so on, as quaint... what they definitely did do, however, was fuck. Lots of extra-marrital fucking.

Avoid the Name Game Brain Drain - How to Pick Your Online Dating Handle

The Guyliner | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

One of the many things they forget to tell you when you try online dating is that you have to pick a 'name' for yourself - a handle for your profile. Yes, not only do you have to fret about whether your pictures make you look pretty or the quality of your babbling blurb, you also have the added trauma of coming up with a profile name.

Meow Meow - Mephedrone Is a Nasty Little Cat

Charles Donovan | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charles Donovan

At first, I'm not expected to live. Then it seems I'll live, but confined to bed. A day or so after that, it's one better - I'll be wheelchair-bound. Now there's a chance that I'll be able to walk again. My back has been reconstructed with metal, as has my left wrist.

Grindr Gets Political

Gareth Johnson | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Tech
Gareth Johnson

Ever wondered if Grindr - the location-based dating app for gay men - has a social conscience? I caught up with Joel Simkhai, Grindr founder and CEO, to talk about the role that Grindr is playing in HIV prevention campaigns around the world.

The 25 Men You Should Never Date

The Guyliner | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

There are so many good guys out there -- you almost need two hands to count them. But in among the gold, is the tin. The sand in your sandwiches, the rain on your parade. The world is full of men you shouldn't date, for every kind of reason.