Experiences with Grindr

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    Jan 30, 2016 3:04 AM GMT
    Not including casual hookups have any of you successfully befriended people on Grindr?

    I mean strictly platonic friendship no strings attached

    I'm curious since out of messaging 100 guys I've only really "dated" 1

    Hookups not a fan of, even once in a blue moon Grindr comes thru I don't recall actually meeting up with most

    Except one, we went to the Janet concert together and lunch the next couple days.

    It was kinda refreshing no strings attached

    PS- I type with spacing because my iPhones screen is too small, I'm not retarded
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    Jan 30, 2016 5:16 AM GMT
    I don't use grindr but I'm on A4A and Jack'd. I'm overweight and not photogenic so my experience is zilch lol. Except a year ago when I was 19 pounds heavier. Then I met a lot of guys who claimed they just wanted to hang out or dance. The moment they realized I wasn't going to garuntee sleeping with them they all became too busy. Except my ex roommate and ex friend. I pushed him out of my life after constantly hearing how I was the only positive friend he had who encouraged him and didn't bring him down yet he always chose to hangout with people who would bring his mode down or straight up disrespect him.
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    Jan 30, 2016 8:40 AM GMT
    WELP there is hope for Grindr, Proof positive that you can make legitimate friends no strings attached

    I had a great time 3rd row at the Janet concert

    Met a complete stranger to join at the last minute, I was from outta town

    Just wanted to see if others actually gain something from the app

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  • Shark100

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    Jan 31, 2016 12:39 AM GMT
    Sadly I haven't, I have dated a single guy from Grindr and it ended up as usual, NSA looking for sex...

    I don't think most people on Grindr are looking for friendship...maybe a different App, not impossible tho, I'm sure there are nice guys there...
  • Sincityfan

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    Jan 31, 2016 4:21 AM GMT
    I fear rejection.
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    Jan 31, 2016 6:27 AM GMT
    Well, a little bit complicated... I've met at least one friend and business connection. Although it did start out with a hook-up, he did manage to get back with his fiancé, who had gotten cold feet. All good, five (?) years later.

    I've tried to befriend a few other guys, who I have no interest in bedding, but they just seem to think that a cup of coffee or an afternoon sail automatically comes with dick. icon_rolleyes.gif

    So fuck "strictly platonic" relationships. I see nothing wrong with FWB. Let the fat boys party among themselves.
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    Jan 31, 2016 11:51 AM GMT
    Sincityfan saidI fear rejection.


    Life is too short for that kind of stuff
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    Jan 31, 2016 2:08 PM GMT
    I have met a few friends on Grindr. They are like friends with benefits in the sense we are friends and have sex too.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 31, 2016 2:16 PM GMT
    Not on Grindr anymore, but when I was it was mostly a waste of time and energy. That's not to say I didn't meet a few hot guys along the way for a no-strings safe late night rendezvous. Hey, don't judge! A guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do icon_wink.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 31, 2016 2:22 PM GMT
    Never have even explored Grindr. I've had friends with, I'll say, some "varied" experiences, some outright negative. I really don't need that kind of drama.

    I can say that it does represent a way to meet new people that might be available otherwise and approached the right way, could have a good outcome.
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    Feb 01, 2016 2:42 AM GMT
    There is hope for the app. No one on Grindr is quite like my boyfriend, but occasionally I see the person from time to time who I have a fun conversation with. It's a way I can stay in touch with some gay friends from University.

    But there are plenty of creeps. I've had too many people ask for disgusting obscene photos- people have the weirdest of fetishes there. If you can also find a way to filter through the guys who only talk to guys they want to fuck, rather than be friends with, I wish you the best of luck.

    I've had only just barely enough use for the thing now that I've met someone who makes my world shine a whole lot brighter.
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    Feb 01, 2016 2:45 AM GMT
    What about scruff? A friend reccomended it to find friends. There seems to be some nice guys on there, but lots are basically just after sex.
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    Feb 01, 2016 3:27 AM GMT
    My Boyfriend Of A Year And A Half I met on Grindr. We chatted for a few weeks before we met. I'll be honest we met for sex but we kept seeing each other. You just never know
  • rdberg1957

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    Feb 01, 2016 4:33 AM GMT
    I have had very little success on Grindr, some on A4A, a little on Manhunt. Frankly, I find the beginning of relationships very difficult so online is very difficult and I do better meeting people in person through groups,etc.

    I did meet one guy I really liked, but our relationship was very short, only a couple of months. He had reasons to not continue related to his family situation. I still like him, but I have moved on.

    People who are my friends were introduced by other friends, or I met them at a social group or party.

    I did meet a lot of men through Match.com for first dates and a few for 2nd dates, but nothing beyond that. The websites which are the most relationship oriented are still not very fruitful. I would rather write on the forums here than search endlessly through profiles and not even have a conversation of substance.
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    Feb 01, 2016 5:08 AM GMT
    Thank you guys for commenting, it gives some perspective
  • BBBBuilder

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    Feb 03, 2016 5:19 AM GMT
    I had PLENTY of experiences with it last year. And in my case, it's kind of a mixed bag: I had good experiences, GREAT experiences, bad experiences and the occasional oh-fuck-I-never-want-to-do-that-again kind of experience.

    Made friends, good friends, even VERY GOOD friends. Without necessarily bedding them.

    Its messaging system could be a LOT better, though. After a while, you feel the need to switch to something faster or more reliable.