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While it can be used just for hook-ups, the same applies to most online dating sites if that’s what you’re looking for, and while there are large numbers of men using Grindr for that purpose it also has a large user base looking for dates, friends, and relationships.
The user numbers are there, and as long as you’re clear with what you’re looking for then it can be an invaluable resource for meeting new people.
However, the designers of the app have stated that their aim is to encourage people to meet as soon as possible and get to know each other in person, rather than information being presented through an exhaustive online profile, so the lack of information is by design.
User Verification – 3/10 You really could be speaking to anyone, as you only see a photo.
The app does show geographical proximity though, so at least you know you’re talking to someone in the same city and not a random fraudster from another country.
It can certainly be that if that’s what you want it to be, but it can also be used to meet people for dating, or just for making new friends (for people who’ve recently moved to a new city it can really help to meet other gay people just to help form a social circle).
It just shows rows of profile pictures of people who are online, ordered by geographical proximity.
Tap on someone’s profile and it will give you their vital statistics, with a large button to launch a chat with them – basically just a text message conversation, but through the app.
The information on user profiles is very basic – a picture, age, how far away the person is, and also intentions, so it specifies very clearly on each user’s profile whether they’re looking for a hook-up or something more.
Really though you can typically tell this information from the profile picture, which tends to fall into one of three types: 1) picture of a guy topless = wants to hook-up, 2) picture of a guy fully clothed, particularly if it only shows his face = interested in dating or friends, 3) topless picture where you only see the torso and not the guy’s face = closet case that wants to hook-up.While my personal favourite dating website is OKCupid, nonetheless, I’ve also given Grindr a try.