Rules of Grindr

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    May 09, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
    So, after being widowed several months ago, I finally created a Grindr profile. I was easily frustrated for the first five minutes until I figured it out:

    1) If they ask for more pics, or they're in suspiciously good shape in their unsolicited nude pics, they're pic collectors using fake pics with no intent to meet.
    2) If they ask for a shirtless pic, you're too out of shape - even if you're me.
    3) If they ask your age, you're too old - even if you're 30.
    4) If they ask your dick size, you're too small - even if you're 9 inches.

    I find expecting this, and being direct, saves time.

    What are YOUR Rules of Grindr?
  • Corby

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    May 09, 2016 12:11 AM GMT
    I'm not using Grindr but something similar I think is everywhere icon_smile.gif
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    May 09, 2016 7:34 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidSo, after being widowed several months ago, I finally created a Grindr profile. I was easily frustrated for the first five minutes until I figured it out:

    1) If they ask for more pics, or they're in suspiciously good shape in their unsolicited nude pics, they're pic collectors using fake pics with no intent to meet.
    2) If they ask for a shirtless pic, you're too out of shape - even if you're me.
    3) If they ask your age, you're too old - even if you're 30.
    4) If they ask your dick size, you're too small - even if you're 9 inches.

    I find expecting this, and being direct, saves time.

    What are YOUR Rules of Grindr?

    This applies to any gay app..

    1) If they start with generic ice breakers and greetings, it will turn into a waste of time.

    2) If they ask for more pics at any time, they are just pic collectors looking for pics to jack off to and post on Tumblr.

    3) If neither of you suggest meeting after 3 or 4 messages, then it's not going to happen at all.

    4) If he's ridiculously hot, then he's either a fake profile or he's got some type of social/mental problem.
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    May 09, 2016 7:56 AM GMT
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    1) If they start with generic ice breakers and greetings, it will turn into a waste of time.

    2) If they ask for more pics at any time, they are just pic collectors looking for pics to jack off to and post on Tumblr.

    3) If neither of you suggest meeting after 3 or 4 messages, then it's not going to happen at all.

    4) If he's ridiculously hot, then he's either a fake profile or he's got some type of social/mental problem. [/quote]

    I disagree :

    1) I don't know how you like to start your conversation, but I'm not repelled by the usual " Hi, how are you ?" , do't know why so many people complain about it, it's just a way to get the conversation started, and that's the way I usually do it. What would you rather do ?

    2) Sometimes I ask for more pics because people would send me pics of their chin, or half their face, or blurry pics with sunglasses on, so it's only fair that I ask for more pics. Some guys have blocked me after I did that but I stand by it as I just recently had to say no to a guy when he came to my house because he looked nothing like his blurry pics suggested lol

    3) I somewhat agree. Most exchanges that drag along forever don't usually lead to anything. The way I do it is at some point in the conversation , I ask if they'd like to meet. If they say yes, then I just ask them to send me a message when they're free.
    That way, the ball is in their court. The thing is... most of the time, it stays there haha

    4) Not fair to ridiculously hot people but True 98% of the time ha
  • joeisawesome1

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    May 09, 2016 8:56 AM GMT
    all i want from grindr or any other gay site is a nice/friendly but pervy older guy who'll pick me up, get some fresh poppers and a pack of bottled water, take me back to his place, sit me up in a comfortable chair and suck on my cock and edge me for as long as he wants. swallow my load and then drop me off back at home.

    just being honest ;) icon_smile.gif
  • RainBow_Drago...

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    May 09, 2016 9:23 AM GMT
    It's because you're looking for love/companionship in the wrong places. Grindr is not the right way to meet a guy if you're trying to date. Heck not even OkCupid or Tinder. All these social hook-up applications do for you is ruin your chances of finding substantial match.

    It makes you pickier than ever when it comes who you see as a potential date. Most guys using Grindr do the same routine of starting to chat a really cute guy — for sex or otherwise based solely on his looks. Then another cute guy messages them, or they find another one to message. It’s suddenly as if the first guy didn’t even exist. It’s a mid-life crisis executed in the span of five minutes: Something shinier and better has already come along, and you didn’t even have to buy a Corvette. Good for you.
  • Relajado

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    May 09, 2016 11:07 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidSo, after being widowed several months ago, I finally created a Grindr profile. I was easily frustrated for the first five minutes until I figured it out:

    1) If they ask for more pics, or they're in suspiciously good shape in their unsolicited nude pics, they're pic collectors using fake pics with no intent to meet.
    2) If they ask for a shirtless pic, you're too out of shape - even if you're me.
    3) If they ask your age, you're too old - even if you're 30.
    4) If they ask your dick size, you're too small - even if you're 9 inches.

    I find expecting this, and being direct, saves time.

    What are YOUR Rules of Grindr?


    Absolutely.

    Oene annoying yelp I blocked kept asking me for photos and I was like er, no. Then I changed my profile photo and he popped up with, Clearer photo? I was like how much clearer does it need to get n blocked him.

    If they ask for a shirtless one it means you are not in good enogh shape fr them - usually the steroid guys ask this. Or one steroid guy who then proceeded to ask if my training partner friend at the gym had the app instead icon_lol.gif
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    May 09, 2016 11:25 AM GMT
    Basically, if after 10 minutes of chatting, phone numbers aren't exchanged or there isn't a focus on a meeting, then I am not interested in pursuing it further. To me, it usually means three things,

    1) They are fake.
    2) They are excessive knit-pickers
    3) They are bored at work/party/home and just want to kill time talking to someone random.
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    May 09, 2016 12:33 PM GMT
    While I was on grindr, et al...

    1 - If I wanted to date someone, I wouldn't send nudes. Led me to 3 guys to date, though none were LTR. One was to young, wasn't ready for a relationship. Another wanted to be exclusive, even though we'd never met, and was not interested in an open relationship. The last I started dating someone else and dropped him.

    2 - If I wanted to hookup with someone, I would send nudes, specifically my junk, since that's what guys are interested in.

    3 - I always approached from a position of power, they are the ones interested in me. I'm an equal opportunity slut, so the particulars of a person for hooking up weren't so important as access and timing. I may not be the hottest guy in the world, but if you can still have the attitude and be selective.

    4 - Never show desperation. Plenty of fish in the sea, I'll talk to anyone, trade pics with anyone (I like showing off,) but when it comes to hooking up, there needs to be something of a spark.
  • NursePractiti...

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    May 09, 2016 1:25 PM GMT
    I kept getting hit on every weekend by young out of shape hustlers in my area always wanting money. Either that or I live in a gay ghetto and don't even know it. Somehow I doubt that though. That and all the fake profiles on that app. You would think they would put forth some form of verification.
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    May 09, 2016 1:44 PM GMT
    First rule of Grindr: Don't be on Grindr. I cannot believe people actually use this horrible app. The worst fags on the planet are on there. I deleted it after a few days when I saw the type of characters were there.
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    May 09, 2016 2:26 PM GMT
    Radd saidFirst rule of Grindr: Don't be on Grindr. I cannot believe people actually use this horrible app. The worst fags on the planet are on there. I deleted it after a few days when I saw the type of characters were there.


    Where do you get to meet people then ? ( Honest question )
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    May 09, 2016 2:28 PM GMT
    I've actually had success with finding dates on Grindr in the past. But I wouldn't recommend it. The thing is that the guys who are on Grindr are also on Jack'd, Scruff, Okcupid etc. But the expectation on Grindr is for sex because the app is horrible for anything except exchanging pics. If you are interested in a guy on there and he responds, ask him to meet a beer or coffee very early in your chat. Anything you can chat about online, you could just as easily and more effectively talk about in person over a 30 minute face to face coffee. Good luck!
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    May 09, 2016 2:47 PM GMT
    7 stats for online apps for men:

    1) The word "horny" is more common place than the word "the"

    2) Most people fit into 1 of 2 categories: seeking a LTR, or you are seeking NSA encounters

    3) it's very difficult to find friends, as the majority of men are as equally horny as they are terrified of vulnerability or intimacy. it's easier to find a partner or fwb because you can replace intimacy with sex and forget about the above truth.

    4) You're labelled a tease if you say you're not looking but are shirtless in your picture (shirtless=callboy)

    5) you'll see porn, or see promotions for perverted village parties, and this is normal for gay people, as it's not about connection, it's about meaningless sex.

    6) Instead of introducing yourself with a name, you will frequently receive a picture of a dick followed by an annoying question.

    7) If you have a soul, you probably won't enjoy online dating, unless you have a very open mind, thick skin, and a lot of luck.
  • Antarktis

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    May 09, 2016 4:28 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidSo, after being widowed several months ago, I finally created a Grindr profile. I was easily frustrated for the first five minutes until I figured it out:

    1) If they ask for more pics, or they're in suspiciously good shape in their unsolicited nude pics, they're pic collectors using fake pics with no intent to meet.
    2) If they ask for a shirtless pic, you're too out of shape - even if you're me.
    3) If they ask your age, you're too old - even if you're 30.
    4) If they ask your dick size, you're too small - even if you're 9 inches.

    I find expecting this, and being direct, saves time.

    What are YOUR Rules of Grindr?


    Bitter much? Some do exist, and not everybody is everybody's type. Realistically, I'm not your type.
  • DrobUA

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    May 09, 2016 5:38 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidSo, after being widowed several months ago, I finally created a Grindr profile. I was easily frustrated for the first five minutes until I figured it out:

    1) If they ask for more pics, or they're in suspiciously good shape in their unsolicited nude pics, they're pic collectors using fake pics with no intent to meet.
    2) If they ask for a shirtless pic, you're too out of shape - even if you're me.
    3) If they ask your age, you're too old - even if you're 30.
    4) If they ask your dick size, you're too small - even if you're 9 inches.

    I find expecting this, and being direct, saves time.

    What are YOUR Rules of Grindr?


    I can't say I agree with all your rules. I never use Grindr for hooking up because 9 times out of ten the person drastically misrepresents themselves and that's the reason people ask for more pics. If they ask your age it's because you intentionally left it out of your profile. If they ask your dick size... Yea prob a size queen.

    My personal rule is unless someone is willing to verify themselves via social media or snapchat or Skype. They are using someone else's pics.

    There are some decent guys on there but for the most part, not worth the time
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    May 09, 2016 5:40 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidSo, after being widowed several months ago, I finally created a Grindr profile. I was easily frustrated for the first five minutes until I figured it out:

    1) If they ask for more pics, or they're in suspiciously good shape in their unsolicited nude pics, they're pic collectors using fake pics with no intent to meet.
    2) If they ask for a shirtless pic, you're too out of shape - even if you're me.
    3) If they ask your age, you're too old - even if you're 30.
    4) If they ask your dick size, you're too small - even if you're 9 inches.

    I find expecting this, and being direct, saves time.

    What are YOUR Rules of Grindr?


    I think this is a bit over exaggerated but I do believe being direct and to the point saves time.

    MY rules for grindr are:

    1. be cool/casual...NOT desparate/"thirsty" (if a guy doesn't respond, he either can't, forgot, or doesn't want to...in any case, you have no say/control over that and no one owes you anything)

    2. show in your pictures what you want to see of the other guy(s) (if you want to see face, show face before you ask...same applies to shirtless, nude, etc)

    3. READ PROFILES (this really should be number one but a lot of guys don't even fill them out anymore or they fill it with bs...but most often, if they took the time to put something there it's usually with purpose and that could help you understand what kinda interaction you could expect)

    4. Make your own truth for grindr. when you look at the mission statement, they state the purpose is to remove the distance and the data connection from m2m interaction (not in those exact words but something to that affect). that does not automatically mean you only get on grindr for hookups. if that's what you wanna do, fine. On the same token, you shouldn't feel 'obligated' to use it for that purpose (nor should anyone else feel the need to impose upon you that purpose or ANY purpose not consistent with your own)
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    May 09, 2016 5:41 PM GMT
    No shirtless pic = fat

    No pic = obese OR a child fooling around

    If they say they're "18," they're either jailbait or a hooker. Or both.

    Never activate the app within 50 miles of home. It's just a bunch of kids and Herbert the Pervert around here.

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    May 09, 2016 5:49 PM GMT
    Almost forgot:

    If the only pic is of a penis
    1. They're fat and ugly
    2. It's a small limp penis.
    What's up with that? What are they trying to catch with that little worm?
  • Tonnere

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    May 09, 2016 5:54 PM GMT
    1) I have my Looking For set to Networking, Friends, and Chat. So if you ask what I am looking for, I will reply with sarcasm.

    2) I left enough hints about interests in the profile. I'm wearing a T-shirt that has a Mean Girls quote and four pink Pokemon. I labeled myself as a geek. If you ask me if I am a nerd, again, sarcasm.

    3) I listed myself as average. If I am in better shape than you and you are listed as Toned, Muscular, or Otter, and ignore the looking for section and ask for sex, I will decline.

    4) I decline sex with people that open with dick/ass picks. I will talk to you, but only if I can segue the conversation away from there within 3 messages.

    5) If your profile is empty, no matter how hot or cute or sexy your picture is, I won't start a conversation and I won't make much effort to find something to talk about. I gave you enough start a conversation with, and the hello's and how are you's only make it so far. Either tell me about yourself or talk about one of the things I mentioned in my profile.

    Now, on the other side, I do actually talk to the sunsets and sports car profile pictures. Cause I did list and actually am on there for Networking, Friends, and Chat. When we meet, if it clicks, a date will be okay.
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    May 09, 2016 6:05 PM GMT
    Tonnere said1) I have my Looking For set to Networking, Friends, and Chat. So if you ask what I am looking for, I will reply with sarcasm.

    2) I left enough hints about interests in the profile. I'm wearing a T-shirt that has a Mean Girls quote and four pink Pokemon. I labeled myself as a geek. If you ask me if I am a nerd, again, sarcasm.

    3) I listed myself as average. If I am in better shape than you and you are listed as Toned, Muscular, or Otter, and ignore the looking for section and ask for sex, I will decline.

    4) I decline sex with people that open with dick/ass picks. I will talk to you, but only if I can segue the conversation away from there within 3 messages.

    5) If your profile is empty, no matter how hot or cute or sexy your picture is, I won't start a conversation and I won't make much effort to find something to talk about. I gave you enough start a conversation with, and the hello's and how are you's only make it so far. Either tell me about yourself or talk about one of the things I mentioned in my profile.

    Now, on the other side, I do actually talk to the sunsets and sports car profile pictures. Cause I did list and actually am on there for Networking, Friends, and Chat. When we meet, if it clicks, a date will be okay.


    Wow sounds like it would be a headache to strike up a conversation with you ^^
  • Tonnere

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    May 09, 2016 6:13 PM GMT
    Saad22 said
    Tonnere said1)

    5) If your profile is empty, no matter how hot or cute or sexy your picture is, I won't start a conversation and I won't make much effort to find something to talk about. I gave you enough start a conversation with, and the hello's and how are you's only make it so far. Either tell me about yourself or talk about one of the things I mentioned in my profile.

    Now, on the other side, I do actually talk to the sunsets and sports car profile pictures. Cause I did list and actually am on there for Networking, Friends, and Chat. When we meet, if it clicks, a date will be okay.


    Wow sounds like it would be a headache to strike up a conversation with you ^^


    Not really. I did leave a lot of openers, and cheesy pickup lines are always cute. And Hello does start the talk.
    Saying Hello three times and us trading pleasantries for a bit with no topic brought to the front is hard on everyone. It is why I leave a few interests on the table and will talk to you if you start a topic about yours.
    I did say you can talk about yourself. If you can't bring up an interest and ask a non-binary question about it, AND your profile is blank, AND you don't engage me on a topic I left, AND you don't escape the loop of "Greetings", then what am I to do?
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    May 09, 2016 6:33 PM GMT
    Tonnere said
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    Tonnere said1)

    Not really. I did leave a lot of openers, and cheesy pickup lines are always cute. And Hello does start the talk.
    Saying Hello three times and us trading pleasantries for a bit with no topic brought to the front is hard on everyone. It is why I leave a few interests on the table and will talk to you if you start a topic about yours.
    I did say you can talk about yourself. If you can't bring up an interest and ask a non-binary question about it, AND your profile is blank, AND you don't engage me on a topic I left, AND you don't escape the loop of "Greetings", then what am I to do?


    That's fair icon_smile.gif
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    May 09, 2016 6:35 PM GMT
    Tonnere saidIf you can't bring up an interest and ask a non-binary question about it, AND your profile is blank, AND you don't engage me on a topic I left, AND you don't escape the loop of "Greetings", then what am I to do?


    I though I was the only one!! icon_idea.gif
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    May 09, 2016 8:26 PM GMT
    Screw Grindr, Tinder is a much better app. Less creeps, and only people you want to talk to can message you.