Grindr is used by 6 million users who spend an hour and a half daily on average using the app, a study has found. The study by the location-based app also found that users log in eight times a day on average.

2.5 million users have joined in the last 12 months, and up to 190,000 users internationally are now logged onto Grindr at any given moment.

The study also found that more than one million of its users log in everyday and send over seven million chat messagers and two million photos to each other.

The 4-year-old app also found that 71% of respondents were comfortable sharing personal information – although 80% of millennials agreed that their generation shared too much.

Social media sites Grindr users use most often are Facebook (30%), Grindr (28%), Instagram (7%), and Twitter with 6%.

Back in February, an advert that appeared on Grindr, Gaydar and other dating sites and apps, which promoted misleading advice about HIV was taken down.

Last year the location-aware gay social app launched a new movement to raise awareness of gay, bi and trans issues around the world dubbed ‘Grindr for Equality’.

Read PinkNews.co.uk’s interview with Grindr founder Joel Simkhai here.