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A Whole New Grindr

Posted on June 17, 2012 by Grindr Team

The Grindr community has just exceeded 4 million users worldwide, meaning there are more guys on this mobile social app than anywhere else. Together we've created the largest mobile gay community known to humankind. Not bad!

To keep up with all of you, we here at Grindr HQ have been working tirelessly to create a revolutionary new version of Grindr, which will be available as soon as we put the finishing touches on it.

“With 4 million men, Grindr is the best place to meet guys, and we’re introducing the new Grindr, which makes your search a lot easier and faster, with new features such as filters and communities,” said Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr. “The new Grindr continues our commitment to innovation and our belief in leveraging location-based technologies to help gay men find one another.”

With the new Grindr, we're introducing a long list of fun new features that you're sure to find extremely helpful in your quest to quickly find just the type of guy you're looking for.

The new Grindr will give you better functionality, including filters, a new slide-screen menu, and an optimized interface with a revamped look and feel that still maintains the classic Grindr framework that all of you know and love.

Here’s just a sampling of what the New Grindr will be capable of:

  • A new filter option will let you narrow down your search results.
  • A new profile field and filter setting with communities (e.g., bears, jocks, and more) will allow you to personalize your experience by specifying what kind of guy you are and what kind of guy you’re looking for. That way, you’ll increase your odds of finding someone who’s just your type.
  • A new chats screen will enable you to see all of your recent chats in list form.
  • And many more features to be released this summer.

For a sneak peek of some new Grindr screenshots, check out

Get ready to experience Grindr like you never have before.

We can't wait to unleash the New Grindr. We're confident that you're really going to love it. Stay tuned for more, and thanks again for being Grindr guys!

Friday Press Roundup

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Grindr Team

Texts from Hillary: Your New Favorite Political Tumblr

OK, let's start off with something non-Grindr related for once. Everyone loves a good Internet meme, and the latest one, a Tumblr called "Texts from Hillary," is pretty hilarious. We started noticing "Texts" popping up on Facebook from U.S. Secretary of State and General Boss Lady Hillary Clinton late this past week, and we were instantly hooked. Then, it spread like wildfire. Check out this piece on the phenomenon from Yahoo News
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10 Dating Lessons I Learned From Grindr (As a Straight Woman)

We know Grindr's (obviously) got a lot of gay male fans out there, but it's always fun to get an outside perspective on our app. We came across the following article, thought it was pretty interesting, and figured, Hey, why not share some sociological insights on Grindr from the female perspective right here on our blog?
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"1 Girl 5 Gays" - Season 3, Episode 24
Finally, we always love some TV time over here in Grindrville, and we were thrilled to learn that the ever-fun and fine folks up north at "1 Girl 5 Gays" asked and answered some Grindr-related questions in a recent episode. Kill some time by checking out the episode below:

Grindr Launches Mainstream App Project at SXSW

Posted on March 14, 2011 by Grindr Team

Project Amicus – Discover a new way to meet new people

Team Grindr is proud to announce the official launch of Project Amicus at SXSW, the codename and website for a new location-based mobile app that lets users discover, interact, and meet with nearby people. This app is for everyone – straight, gay, and lesbian.

Amicus, a Latin word meaning ‘friend,’ highlights the project’s social emphasis. The app will allow users to connect with other people based on their physical location and facilitate new social relationships. “Users love our existing location-based mobile experience, and we recognize the demand for a mainstream app,” says Joel Simkhai, who is leading the project. “We’re thrilled to continue harnessing the power of location to deliver a compelling new global platform that fundamentally changes and improves the way we meet new people.”

“Location-based services have transformed the way we see and interact with the world around us, but they have had less impact on how we make new relationships," adds Scott Lewallen, the project's creative vision. "With Project Amicus our goal is to develop that next step, making it simple and convenient to meet."

Project Amicus promises a fresh spin on the location-based social phenomenon, and will be packaged with an optimized interface that catalyzes human interaction. Users can expect a unique mobile app experience unlike anything currently on the market that caters to how women and men communicate together.

To learn more, tell friends, and sign up for the beta launch, visit

Grindr Launches On Android

Posted on March 7, 2011 by Grindr Team

Grindr Launches On Android Market

Grindr, the world’s largest all male location-based social networking app, just got better with the highly anticipated release of Grindr for Android. The Android app fuses a familiar Grindr interface with native features that take advantage of the platform. Android users get a unique experience and can interact with users across all Grindr devices including iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and BlackBerry. Grindr for Android is compatible with devices running Android OS 2.1 and 2.2 and medium or high resolution screens (320x480, 480x800, 480x854).

As a gift to Android users that have patiently awaited this highly anticipated release, Grindr Xtra automatically activates a free 7-day trial after you download and run Grindr for the first time. This fully-functional Xtra trial experience includes:

  • No Banner Ads: Grindr Xtra is 100% ad-banner free, giving you more screen space to browse.

  • Load More Guys:  View up to 200 guys in your area with Grindr Xtra.

  • Message Notifications: Never miss a message with Grindr Xtra for Android. With Grindr Xtra users will receive message notifications even when Grindr is running in the background.

  • Profile Swipe: An easier way to browse profiles with Grindr Xtra.  Simply swipe back and forth through profiles for an easier way to view other Grindr users.

  • More Favorites: Grindr Xtra allows users to add up to 50 favorites.

  • New Feature Priority: Grindr Xtra users will receive priority access to new features.

  • Priority Support:  Receive priority support from the Grindr customer service team.

  • Low Monthly Fee:  In comparison to other mobile dating apps, Grindr allows users to upgrade for a low monthly price.

  • Help Grindr Expand: Profits from Grindr Xtra are reinvested in Grindr’s ongoing development efforts to improve the features of the application and to bring the Grindr experience to more users worldwide.

Download Grindr for Android here, on the Android Market, or using the QR code below:

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Grindr & Grindr Xtra 1.5 Now Available for iOS

Posted on February 28, 2011 by Grindr Team

Grindr 1.5 for iPhone iPod touch and iPad

On the eve of Grindr’s second birthday comes the biggest upgrade since Grindr’s launch! We’ve listened to your feedback and suggestions, and with this update we’re giving you a brand new experience with Grindr and Grindr Xtra 1.5 for iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad). Check out screenshots here.

[Download Grindr Xtra]   [Download Grindr]

Version 1.5 features faster loading guys and a redesigned user interface to give you a polished, more optimized view of the guys near you. You’re also getting tons of new features, including:

  • Additional Cascade Views - Now you can filter the cascade you see: All Users (your favorites and nearby users), Nearby Users (without your favorites), Only Favorites, and Recent Chats (guys you’ve chatted with in the past 30 days).

  • New Profile Fields - Relationship Status & Looking For

  • New User Tab - Yellow tabs appear on new profile thumbnails since your last refresh

  • New Sounds - Additional interface sounds and sound settings

  • Metric/Imperial Settings

  • Report Profile - Report a user for violating Grindr Terms of Service

  • Hide/Show Stats - Single tap on a profile to hide or show profile stats

  • Copy Chat Bubbles - Copy chat bubbles to your clipboard

  • More Social Links - Additional social link options include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

  • Support Email - Contact customer support via in-app support emails

And with Grindr Xtra, that’s not all  - In addition to the Xtra features you’ve grown to love like profile swipe, push notifications, no ad banners, and more guys, Xtra 1.5 includes these excellent new exclusive features:

  • Cascade Swipe - Swipe through each new cascade view quickly, just like profiles.

  • Saved Phrases - Save chat bubbles with phrases you frequently use and easily access them to send without typing them out.

  • Saved Photos - Send photos you frequently use quickly without having to go into your photo library.

  • Send Multiple Photos - Select several photos and send them all at once to another user.

  • Quick Menu - In the chat screen, access the Quick Menu to view your saved photos, phrases, and active chats and easily send items or switch chats - less tapping, more Grinding.

Update to Grindr or Grindr Xtra 1.5 and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter. Download or upgrade by visiting the iTunes App Store on your devices or computer, or download directly below:

[Download Grindr Xtra]   [Download Grindr] [Learn More]