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7 truly amazing haiku about Grindr hook-ups

January 26, 2017
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Grindr chats can be quite the rollercoaster.

And you’ve probably experienced a fair amount of cringe worthy encounters

Step forward @grindrhaiku, an Instagram account dedicated to recording encounters on the dating app through poetry.

From sex on the beach to pie fetishes, the account’s owner honestly recreates their experiences as a handwritten haiku, before uploading them to share with the world.

And despite only having three lines and seventeen syllables to play with, he consistently manages to say something profound.

Speaking to BuzzFeed, the anonymous author said the poems developed organically.

“I realised that often my text messages to friends about Grindr hookups took on the form of poetry.

“These days it’s important to convey your message (the size of the guy’s penis, his awe-inspiring house, his weird teeth brushing habits) in a very descriptive way that is also short and to the point. A haiku.”

As well as touching on the humour and bizarre nature of some hook-ups, the poems also addresses tougher issues such as being HIV positive.

The poet, who often accompanies his pieces with small drawings, added that people should always try to do something new every now and again.

“Be open and free,” he added. “Go on a date with someone who may not be your type.”


“Push yourself to explore things you dislike about yourself. Push yourself to be better, gentler and more positive.”

Can’t argue with that.

Related topics: apps, Grindr, Haiku, Japan, listicle

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