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In January 2012, Grindr announced it was named the winner of Tech Crunch's 2011 Crunchies Award for Best Location Application at the Fifth Annual Crunchies Awards Ceremony in San Francisco at Davies Symphony Hall.
Separately, Grindr was crowned the winner of the 2012 i Date Awards in two of the 12 categories for Best Mobile Dating App and Best New Technology at the ninth annual Dating Industry & Internet Dating Conference in Miami.
You might be (rightly) thinking, "What about queer women?
" We only mapped apps for gay dudes (and straight/mixed orientation apps in a separate map) because the market for apps specifically targeting lesbians is much less developed and couldn't be compared across borders in the same way.
This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative photos of men, arranged from nearest to farthest 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 location.
It remains to be seen whether this is something that curious straight men will use. A book published last year, by academic Jane Ward discussed the phenomenon, giving rise to the use of the phrase ‘bro-jobs’ to describe oral sex between straight men.
More stories Just how many straight guys have had gay sex?
According to the app, over 2 million dudes in 196 countries use Grindr each and every day.Features: Users are grouped into "tribes" and can browse profiles of users in their area.You can apply filters to narrow your search and send photos in chat, as well as make a very short profile description.It promises to be convenient and secure, with no catfishes, and is very detailed regarding your preferences: you can choose your Bro type from Brogrammer, G. Bro, Preppy Bro or Hipster Bro, among others, though creator Scott Kutler has said, “Bro is about men finding a connection with each other beyond the stereotypes people may try to fit them into.” In an interview with Global Dating Insights, Kutler said, “I was inspired mainly because I felt there was a huge segment of men that don’t feel welcome in the “gay” community – be it “bi” guys or gay men that don’t fit the “gay” stereotype.As well, I wanted to move beyond the hookup culture that many apps and websites have catered to.” So straight men aside, could this finally be an app where successful long term relationships can be founded? last year showed that considerable numbers of heterosexual men have engaged in sexual acts with other men.He's thus rather uniquely positioned to compare the pros and cons of each (except Darwin and Hobart, sorry)."Generally, Australian men are a little less socially and romantically savvy, compared to Europeans and even Americans," says James."Dating skills and social intelligence are certainly not subjects taught at school, which is a bit unfortunate. Well, if you're a single man in Perth, James feels sorry for you. Men have a huge number attractive, intelligent women (who will only date a certain kind of guy) and a large number of tourists to choose from," says James.If you weren't blessed with socially confident parents or, friends who did really well with women when you were at school, it can be a very difficult thing to learn as an adult."In this country we tend to live in large houses, in sprawling car-dominated cities, everyone held at a distance; it's not a tight-knit living arrangement like many European cities."We've also inherited some of the 'sexual repression' of the English, as well as their preference for dealing with all romantic and sexual matters after quite a few drinks."And we're now confusing ourselves further by becoming increasingly more status and money oriented like Americans," he says. And if you live in Adelaide and dig hot bogan chicks, you've got it made. On the flip side, he says it's a brutal environment for women over 25."In Sydney (and Adelaide) you regularly see large groups of attractive women with no guys whatsoever.Grindr is a geosocial networking application (or app) geared towards gay and bisexual men, designed to help them meet other men in their area. Available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions (the latter called Grindr Xtra).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.It seems the private party scene is big and if you can't break into it, it can be tough meeting great girls in bars.If you're not skilled or bold enough to try to talk to girls during the day it can be a really difficult city," says James.(iv) "Kings Cross sucks in a huge percentage of the city's most attractive women at night, leaving far less for other places.