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  1. Suddenly Last Bummer 23 Feb 2012, 3:22pm

    ‘Location aware’ social app? A polite way of saying ”you’re fifty yards from some guy with an @ss that’s open more often than a Tesco Local”.

    1. So f-cking what?
      1900’s – 1990s, cruising the park. 1990s – 2000 – IRC and Gaydar. Now – Grindr, Scruff, etc.
      What consenting adults do in their own time is THEIR business.

      1. Spanner1960 24 Feb 2012, 7:53am

        Well if it keeps the grubby ones from hanging around in bushes at 1am, it has to be a step in the right direction.

        1. Staircase2 24 Feb 2012, 3:25pm

          You are so uptight I think you need an enema…

          1. Spanner1960 25 Feb 2012, 3:04am

            One assumes by comparison you are so loose you need to sit on a traffic cone and snort a bottle of poppers before you hit the pavement.

      2. Staircase2 24 Feb 2012, 3:27pm

        But youre missing the point – this isnt about what Grindr DOES do – its about what it DOESNT do – and I for one, don’t for a second believe this is anything other than a cheap attempt to grab publicity and get more people to (stupidly) sign up for a Grindr account.

        This is NOT a company that gives a flying fcvk about Human Rights…

  2. Grindr = sleaze.
    Tragic that the only way we can politicise our community is when they have their dicks in their hand

    1. “the only way we can politicise……” No, not the ONLY way, it is ONE way, and I welcome any support they happen to give.

  3. It worked. I signed a petition today. I’m also a highly paid professional and use grindr to meet other like minded people – not to get random d!ck.

    1. Staircase2 24 Feb 2012, 3:28pm

      It doesnt matter whether YOU use Grindr to ‘get dick’ or to get ‘heart’….the point is (and can I remind you the name is GRINDER – ie ‘ someone who GRINDS’) that social activism is COMPLETELY invisible in their app…

  4. Spanner1960 24 Feb 2012, 7:51am

    Yeah right. “Find-a-Shag” app goes political to try gain some integrity and justify its existence.Tacky.

    1. no, it’s clearly for PR – that’s what Grindr is ALL about, the app is awful.

  5. I have a lot of friends on Grindr, and yes I occasionally (very occasionally) like to be able to meet a guy for a shag, it is not all based around that but it is a part of it, we all have basic human needs and until I get a boyfriend my right hand can only do so much :P

    1. Staircase2 24 Feb 2012, 3:29pm

      You idiot

  6. Staircase2 24 Feb 2012, 3:25pm

    ….Im not buying it to be honest…
    There is NOTHING about Grindr which is even REMOTELY socially conscious.

    This smacks to me of PR (and ridiculously transparent PR at that too…)

    It would be far better for them to link up with other organisations like Avaaz if they really wanted to bring about positive change.

  7. I believe politics should require morals and ideals.

    Grindr has no morals
    As its a service to get people to hook up and its only ideals is to get people to hook up.

    Not the best political platform. Ten again its them or the tories. Hmmm

  8. The app doesn’t say much about what this movement ACTUALLY is…

  9. Grindr needs to stop spending all their revenue on marketing and spend on bringing their app up to the same standards as other similar apps. Grind is old, featureless and fails. The only reason people pay is because of the amount of people already on it before other better apps came out.

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