Dating Grindr Guys

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    Apr 10, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    So after all the enthusiastic threads on Grindr that I read on these forums, I downloaded the app to my phone once the Android version was released. I'm not enjoying the experience at all. The app is poorly built and provides little context for a 360 degree understanding of the other guy. So you end up with a lot of non-instantaneous texting/chatting before meeting. Once you meet, the person does not seem as interesting as what you had had in mind (unless they flake out hours before the actual date).

    I am not naive and know that Grindr is mainly supposed to be a hook-up tool. However, that's not the purpose I use it for. However, I really don't get the raving reviews for this app.

    Wouldn't it be far easier to meet a guy that is interesting at a bar, bookstore, or other offline venue? What are your experiences?
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    Apr 10, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    Guys on Grindr are just good for a fuck. Don't expect too much.
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    Apr 10, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    Yes, it is primarily a hookup app.
    One thing it has going for it is that if you travel, especially to a small town, it's useful to meet and chat with guys.

    I would rather meet a guy in real life. Online or through an app I feel an emotionally detached. I feel like I'm shopping and always looking for something better to come along, and it seems that other guys are the same way.
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:15 PM GMT
    Ermine saidYes, it is primarily a hookup app.
    One thing it has going for it is that if you travel, especially to a small town, it's useful to meet and chat with guys.

    I would rather meet a guy in real life. Online or through an app I feel an emotionally detached. I feel like I'm shopping and always looking for something better to come along, and it seems that other guys are the same way.

    This. So much this.
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    Ermine saidYes, it is primarily a hookup app.
    One thing it has going for it is that if you travel, especially to a small town, it's useful to meet and chat with guys.

    I would rather meet a guy in real life. Online or through an app I feel an emotionally detached. I feel like I'm shopping and always looking for something better to come along, and it seems that other guys are the same way.


    You know, I've always been trying to find a way to concisely explain to people why I don't like things like manhunt/grindr, and this would be it.
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    Fluffy has a Grindr. People on it are generally ugly and boring in that contrived conversation sort of way. Don't expect much from it.
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:20 PM GMT
    TrevorMark said
    Ermine saidYes, it is primarily a hookup app.
    One thing it has going for it is that if you travel, especially to a small town, it's useful to meet and chat with guys.

    I would rather meet a guy in real life. Online or through an app I feel an emotionally detached. I feel like I'm shopping and always looking for something better to come along, and it seems that other guys are the same way.

    This. So much this.
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    Yes. It was nice when I lived in a small town, but now I live in a larger city. Regardless, I am picky. It sucks.
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:55 PM GMT
    BlakeJ said
    TrevorMark said
    Ermine saidYes, it is primarily a hookup app.
    One thing it has going for it is that if you travel, especially to a small town, it's useful to meet and chat with guys.

    I would rather meet a guy in real life. Online or through an app I feel an emotionally detached. I feel like I'm shopping and always looking for something better to come along, and it seems that other guys are the same way.

    This. So much this.
    +1


    Yes. It was nice when I lived in a small town, but now I live in a larger city. Regardless, I am picky. It sucks.


    Picky is good. Be picky.
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    Apr 10, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    I tried it last week. I deleted it already.
    The guys were so blank they didnt even make me want to hook up or see any of them.
    I'll download it again if I go travelling with some friends like NYC or something and there it will be fun to meet random guys. Not in my own city.
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    Apr 10, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
    B71115 said
    BlakeJ said
    TrevorMark said
    Ermine saidYes, it is primarily a hookup app.
    One thing it has going for it is that if you travel, especially to a small town, it's useful to meet and chat with guys.

    I would rather meet a guy in real life. Online or through an app I feel an emotionally detached. I feel like I'm shopping and always looking for something better to come along, and it seems that other guys are the same way.

    This. So much this.
    +1


    Yes. It was nice when I lived in a small town, but now I live in a larger city. Regardless, I am picky. It sucks.


    Picky is good. Be picky.

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  • pelotudo87

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    Apr 10, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    Ermine saidYes, it is primarily a hookup app.
    One thing it has going for it is that if you travel, especially to a small town, it's useful to meet and chat with guys.

    I would rather meet a guy in real life. Online or through an app I feel an emotionally detached. I feel like I'm shopping and always looking for something better to come along, and it seems that other guys are the same way.


    You read my mind.
  • gallus81

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    Apr 10, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    i live around 450kms from the nearest guy to me, so for me it's a great way of simply talking to people I know i'll never meet.

    plus, I met my boyfriend on there (12 months ago) and it's also how we keep in touch.
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    Apr 10, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    I'm mainly looking for friends on Grindr/Growlr.

    There's a guy who I've been messaging who seems really nice, he wants to meet up however I'm a bit concerned about the safety aspect of things.

    Thoughts...?

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    Apr 11, 2011 6:36 PM GMT
    It's okay...just dont meet in a shady alley or something like that...
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    Apr 11, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    AlexRocketMonkey saidI'm mainly looking for friends on Grindr/Growlr.

    There's a guy who I've been messaging who seems really nice, he wants to meet up however I'm a bit concerned about the safety aspect of things.

    Thoughts...?



    just meet in a public place go out for coffee and go from there icon_smile.gif thats just to make sure its not a creepy old guy. If things work out then go from there if not then either you spent only money for coffee and you got a free drink or whatever you got! icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 28, 2011 5:06 PM GMT
    So far it's been very disappointing. I downloaded it because match.com was becoming depressing, and I refused to spend another $100 for Manhunt in pretty packaging.

    Hope you guys fare better than I.
  • KorBri

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    Jun 28, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidGuys on Grindr are just good for a fuck. Don't expect too much.


    so am i just good for a fuck? :O
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    Jun 28, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
    KoreanBrian said
    DOMINUS saidGuys on Grindr are just good for a fuck. Don't expect too much.


    so am i just good for a fuck? :O
    No, you're sessy enough for two fucks. icon_razz.gif
  • KorBri

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    Jun 28, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    KoreanBrian said
    DOMINUS saidGuys on Grindr are just good for a fuck. Don't expect too much.


    so am i just good for a fuck? :O
    No, you're sessy enough for two fucks. icon_razz.gif


    Impossible. I'm like the cutest little thing. lol jk
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    Jun 28, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    KoreanBrian said
    paulflexes said
    KoreanBrian said
    DOMINUS saidGuys on Grindr are just good for a fuck. Don't expect too much.


    so am i just good for a fuck? :O
    No, you're sessy enough for two fucks. icon_razz.gif


    Impossible. I'm like the cutest little thing. lol jk
    I'd still hit it twice. icon_biggrin.gif
  • KorBri

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    Jun 28, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    KoreanBrian said
    paulflexes said
    KoreanBrian said
    DOMINUS saidGuys on Grindr are just good for a fuck. Don't expect too much.


    so am i just good for a fuck? :O
    No, you're sessy enough for two fucks. icon_razz.gif


    Impossible. I'm like the cutest little thing. lol jk
    I'd still hit it twice. icon_biggrin.gif


    gooooood try.
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    Jun 28, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    FearTheFall saidFluffy has a Grindr. People on it are generally ugly and boring in that contrived conversation sort of way. Don't expect much from it.


    This.

    Not all though. There are occasional hotties.
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    Jun 28, 2011 5:40 PM GMT
    cityaznguy said
    FearTheFall saidFluffy has a Grindr. People on it are generally ugly and boring in that contrived conversation sort of way. Don't expect much from it.


    This.

    Not all though. There are occasional hotties.


    Some of the best lays of my life came from Grindr I must say.

    Though there are a lot of flakes too...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 28, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    I was listening to an interview last night on Sirius radio with the owner/creator of GRINDR that was actually pretty interesting. I like that they are a little more strict than most in what kind of pictures people are allowed to upload because it at least keeps it a little clean. I do wish that GRINDR didn't have the stigma of being a "hookup" site because the application is a genius way of meeting people in your area who you otherwise may not have had the opportunity to cross paths with. I think a lot of quality guys tend to stay away from GRINDR for that reason. It would be nice if they could come up with something like GRINDR --- a GRINDR LITE per se --- that was geared more towards gay men simply networking and meeting socially. I think if you could take the stigma out of it, more guys would possibly participate.
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    Jun 28, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI was listening to an interview last night on Sirius radio with the owner/creator of GRINDR that was actually pretty interesting. I like that they are a little more strict than most in what kind of pictures people are allowed to upload because it at least keeps it a little clean. I do wish that GRINDR didn't have the stigma of being a "hookup" site because the application is a genius way of meeting people in your area who you otherwise may not have had the opportunity to cross paths with. I think a lot of quality guys tend to stay away from GRINDR for that reason. It would be nice if they could come up with something like GRINDR --- a GRINDR LITE per se --- that was geared more towards gay men simply networking and meeting socially. I think if you could take the stigma out of it, more guys would possibly participate.


    They could call it Grindless, and the tagline could be "to not get your grind on."