Happy New Year from Team Grindr!

We’re down to the final hours of 2010, so the entire Grindr team wanted to take a moment to let all of you know how much we appreciate what you‘ve done to support Grindr over these last twelve months.  It’s been an outstanding year for us and you’ve been a major part of that.

When we celebrated our one year anniversary and threw parties all around the world to mark crossing the one million member mark, you were there.  Just as you were when we launched Grindr for iPad and our beta version of Grindr for BlackBerry.  You gave us your feedback, your suggestions and, most importantly, you continued to log on and tell your friends all across the globe about us, which is why we can now say we’re in 180 of the world’s 196 countries.

In 2011, we’ve got even more exciting developments planned so stay tuned!  We plan on continuing to improve and fine tune Grindr so that you can continue make the easiest, fastest and most fun connections with the world around you, wherever you happen to be.

If you haven’t already, why not kick off the New Year in high gear by upgrading your Grindr experience with Grindr Xtra, our ad banner free, premium subscription service? With Xtra, you can view 100 more guys and also take advantage of a bunch of cool premium features like push notification and profile swipe.

More guys, more features, more fun…sounds like a good start to 2011, does it not?  Happy New Year everyone!

Ring in the New Year at a Grindr Party!

Out with the old, in with the new.  Come ring in 2011 with Grindr at one of the parties we’re hosting on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Check out the list below to find a party near you:

December 31, 2010 – Club 57, New York, NY

December 31, 2010 – Here Lounge, West Hollywood, CA

December 31, 2010 – Piranha, Las Vegas, NV

December 31, 2010  – Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, CA

January 1, 2011  – Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, CA

January 1, 2011 – Genesis,  Miami, FL

January 1, 2011 – Matinee, New York, NY

January 1, 2011 – Pearl, Boston, MA

January 2, 2011 – Jet Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV

Show Your Love—Support Grindr

Over a million of you guys have shown Grindr your love over the last two years by signing up and becoming a part of our revolutionary new community. It’s been really cool to watch and for all your support we’re sending out a major ‘thank you’ to each and every one of you.

As we continue to grow and improve, we could use your ongoing support.  Here are few ways you can help us out:

Keep spreading the word – Grindr doesn’t advertise, so we’ve grown because of your good word-of-mouth.  Please keep it up and tell your friends about us.

Send us your suggestions – We get some of our best ideas from you. That’s how we get better.  So keep telling us about the features and improvements you’d like to see, and share your suggestions.

Become a beta tester – From time to time we look for guys to help us test new versions and products.  If you’d be interested in committing to becoming a Grindr beta tester fill out the form and we’ll keep you in mind.

Sign up for a Grindr Xtra subscription – For a few dollars a month, you not only get premium features like push notification and the ability to view 100 more guys, you also support Grindr’s research and development efforts as we expand to different platforms. Upgrade to Grindr Xtra | Learn More

Thanks for all you do guys.  We appreciate it!

Grindr: A Worldwide Community

Over the last two years, we’ve heard a lot of your stories.  And they’ve inspired us.  We’re glad to hear that so many of you guys have been making amazing connections in just about every possible corner of the globe.  That’s awesome.  That’s the whole reason behind why Grindr exists.  But the thing that we’re most excited about is the fact that you guys have really created a community that goes way beyond just meeting and chatting with the guys right around you.

More and more, we’re hearing about how Grindr members are using each other as resources to find out about the hottest restaurants, the hippest clubs, the coolest hotels, the trendiest places to shop and even the best places to park.  That’s what community is all about and that’s what Grindr is all about — creating a safe space where like-minded guys can have conversations about the things that interest them most, wherever they happen to be in the world.

So, if you haven’t tried it already, the next time you want some advice about a topic or happen to be traveling or checking out a new part of town, check in with some of your fellow Grindr users.  You might not just get some really cool advice, you might also make some cool new friends as well.

Grindr Maximus: Getting The Most Out of Your Grindr Experience

Are you getting the most out of your Grindr experience?  Well, here are a few tips to make sure that you are.

Upload a picture. If you haven’t uploaded a photo to your profile, now’s the time.  Let’s face it – boys without photos get classified as oh nos.  It’s a proven fact that profiles with photos get more views than those that don’t.  And we’re not talking about putting up a photo of a landscape or your pet.  We’re talking about posting a really good recent photo of yourself that includes your face. Something that lets guys get a good idea of what you look like. Remember…more views equals more potential connections and that’s why you’re on Grindr right?  To meet guys?  Enough said.

Make sure you complete your profile. Take a few seconds to let other members know who you are and what you’re about.  It will only make you more attractive to the guys you want to meet.

Check in regularly. Grindr’s got over one million users in 180 countries and more than 250,000 of them log on every day for an average of an hour and a half.  So the more you log on, the more likely you are to meet interesting new guys and make lasting connections. It’s the law of averages guys!

Make conversation. The best way to make new buddies on Grindr is to strike up conversations with the guys that interest you most. Ask questions and use full sentences in your messages so the meaning of your outreach doesn’t get lost in translation.  Don’t be shy.  Make the first move and you might just be surprised by the result.

Sign up for Grindr Xtra. Grindr Xtra is the premium version of Grindr and it offers you the following extra features: Push notification – receive push messages even when Grindr Xtra is not running; Swipe – when viewing another user’s profile, just swipe your finger left or right to display the next or previous Grindr guy; Banner free viewing – No ad banners ever; More guys – View 100 more guys for a total of 200 guys in your area; Premium support service – enjoy advanced support to assist you with the resolution of technical problems.  To get Grindr Xtra click here.