I suppose we can expect Soho, Hampstead and the saunas to be heaving in the next few weeks with foreigners all trying to get their rocks off?
Well hopefully yeah.
Grindr press release faithfully reprinted.
many of the athletes come from countries where people just don’t come out. I’m not surprised that some of them resort to using grindr
““I know it was frustrating. I was frustrated myself.”
I’ll comment when I stop laughing!
This shows that there are much more than 14 gay athletes coming to the Olympics; and that sport is still one of the most homophobic areas of human activity.
It doesnt show anything Carl. It’s not true. It’s just an excuse for an advert for grindr.
Umm no – it shows that some companies will say anything and some customers will believe anything
Your article needs to include a link – an actual URL that works (not just a mention of the paper) to the original story, especially since you were not the journalist that broke this news.
So many, many, many more than 14 LGBT athletes one would suspect?
No. This story is just a press release. Unless half the population of the world just arrived and logged onto Grindr. It’s just a cheap ad for Grindr.
What a coincidence. A nice big advert for Grindr just as the man who runs it is in London. And with a big picture of their App logo. That must be a help with getting advertising musnt it… If anyone believes this story they must be mad.
As expected, the mainstream media have ignored this morning’s IOC protest in London.
Will be interesting to see if there are any asylum claims by athletes from homophobic countries.
So the CEO of Grindr feels “disconnected” if he can’t log on to Grindr.
What a sad twat.
Isn’t it possible that the outage was caused by lots of local gay guys logging on in the hope of bagging one of the 14 gay Olympians rather than lots of Olympians logging on?
Doubt it. Given the volume that are on grindr usually.
Maybe blaming the down time of Grindr on an influx of a large number of GB Olympians seeking connections is a bit over the top.
We must agree that there is absolutely no way that out of 12,000 or more athletes that only 14 are LGBTQ.
Even taking the conservative estimate of 5%, there should be over 600.
You wouldn’t believe all the closeted gay attendees logging on in D..C during the last AIPAC Convention — the American right-wing pro-Israeli lobby. Most of them were married Orthodox Jewish men. So ironic!
Like many I am smiling at this!
14 known out athletes! downed the app? couldn’t it just have been a glitch?
If of course this essential public service “was” downed by demand… perhaps the tabloids erred by overlooked the “in the closet” athletes trainers or officials those from many countries or homelands with repressive regimes! Then again there are the tourist there to participate in the activities
A lot of athletes/trainers/ etc etc who come from more repressed cultures must think they have landed, right side up, in the honey pot, and I don’t blame them.
How on earth would they have heard about Grindr in all those obscure places?
No, statistically implausible, nay, impossible:- just a cheap, dishonest and, dare I say, squalid piece of PR, and only true in all our wet dreams (though I must confess here to having bagged a 6′ 4″ finely toned swimmer with curly blond locks who competed in the New Zealand Olympic squad several years ago – sigh…).
…truth be told it was really several Olympics ago.
easy if you search the word “gay” in the app store it grindr is one of the first apps that pop up.
Are you all mad? This is a press release!!
LOL this doesn’t necessarily mean its the Athletes responsible. It could also be some of the 1million expected spectators?
This is clearly not true and just a cheap way of pink news pleasing one of it’s advertisers. I expected better.
“I know it was frustrating. I was frustrated myself. I also rely on Grindr in my day-to-day personal life. It made me feel disconnected.”
Day-to-day?! That’s quite a turn around!
Girls just wanna have fun.
– Cyndi Lauper
I love this story. Pure fiction, but such fun. And an infinitely more imaginitive way of making people realise that sportsmen and women can be gay too than a gaggle of humourless placard wavers.
The ‘frustrated’ quote was a laugh too. If only there was an ap for Nadine Dorries.