Man tries to convince girlfriend that ‘all guys’ use Grindr
The woman took to a relationship forum to ask if it was “normal” for her boyfriend to be using the gay dating app.
After finding the app on her long term boyfriend’s phone, the young woman said that she confronted him and asked why it was on his phone.
Her boyfriend told her that it was normal to have the app – and that “all straight guys download it” to “just to see what the app is like.”
“So the other day I found out that my boyfriend of like four years had downloaded Grindr (shamefully I was looking through his phone),” she wrote.
“He didn’t have a profile or anything but I confronted him and he told me that he looked as a joke and that all guys look up weird stuff like this.”
“He said it was ‘just to see what the app was like’ but that he is not gay or curious in any way,” she added.
“Is the whole ‘all guys look at it’ thing true, should I trust him, or should I try to talk to him more about it? Kind of freaking out and really confused.”
Understandably, many others on the forum did not believe the boyfriend’s explanation.
“A straight man isn’t going to go near that app,” wrote one user.
“He is curious at exploring his sexuality. He might have used it, it might not of, but he is curious.”#
Another was a little more blunt, writing: “All guys who are cruising for dick do it…”
However, even recent studies are to be believed, then the boyfriend’s curiosity should hardly come as much of a surprise – especially as the pair are so young.
In August, a YouGov survey found that almost half of young people in the UK do not define themselves as 100% straight.
YouGov asked 1632 people to plot themselves on a Kinsey scale of sexuality, from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual).
The results showed just 46% of young people asked would rank themselves as 0 (exclusively heterosexual) – compared to 49% who picked something else.
PinkNews then asked 300 different guys on Grindr where they are on the Kinsey scale – and the results were rather surprising.
Despite the stigma sometimes attached to bisexual men on the app, more people identified as fives than sixes – with plenty of fours and threes also on the app.