On Grindr , you can browse the profiles of fellow users in your area. And by "in your area" we're talking actual distance in feet.
The app also tells you when others are online. Per its press kit, the company boasts 3 million daily active users around the world, and an average of million messages sent each day.
The app's free for basic use, though users can opt for an upgrade to Grindr XTRA to unlock other features. These include extra filters, an "online-only" viewing option, no ads, and more. Launched in , the app boasts 1. Chances are, you know it well.
After all, "Tinder" is practically a verb at this point. The app popularized the gamification of dating, allowing users to swipe right to like or left to skip on an unending list of nearby users. Sure, we all know plenty of people who've used it for actual dating, but let's be totally honest: We know people who use Tinder to hook up as well. They key, Spira says, is to just be honest. It's as simple as a quick bio update. Swipe left,'" she says.
Swipe left,' or 'not interested in anything serious. Staying upfront from the beginning means users will attract only those looking for the same things. Though it's pretty much free for general use, Tinder does offer two upgrades: Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold. These include extras like the opportunity to undo a left swipe, send "Super Likes" to certain users or, in the case of Tinder Gold, see which users have liked your profile.
It's available for download on both iOS and Android. When one of our very own Mashable reporters set out to find love online back in , Scruff was one of the apps he turned to. Though he'd noticed an overlap in profiles between Grindr and other apps for men, he says Scruff , the app that specifically caters to men interested in facial hair, offered something a little different. That user number has since nearly doubled to more than 12 million men.
As with Grindr, you can browse other users' profiles, see who's currently available to chat, and exchange messages. Today, courting, dating and waiting for that first kiss are pretty much an old-school joke. We have careers to focus on, friends to hang out with and our own satisfaction comes first. Flings just work in our fast-paced world. But what happens when your hookup partner starts to seem like an attractive option for a real relationship?
How do you venture into that new territory? How do you turn a fling into the real thing? Do you only text one another for late-night sex? Do you hook up when you are sober or just drunk? Do you have sleepovers, or do you leave after the sex is over?
Have you ever shared a meal, hung out and actually had a decent conversation?...