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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 Turns Three!

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Grindr Team

It was three years ago that we first launched Grindr, and I would never have imagined that when we started up this little company in my living room, we'd be where we are today. It's an amazing feeling to travel the world and see people using Grindr in places all over the globe.

We've been going strong since March 25, 2009, when we first unleashed Grindr to the world. After one month, we had 10,000 Grindr users. These days, we get nearly 10,000 new Grindr users every day. The rough total tally is now 3.5 million Grindr users in 192 countries internationally (except for the island nations of Nauru and Tuvalu). That's a whole lot of Grindr guys in a really short amount of time!

Now we've got an office full of awesome people who have all been working hard every day to make Grindr the best app around, to innovate and solve issues. We've been working together behind the scenes to bring a better Grindr experience to all of our users, regardless of the platform. And as the year progresses, we plan to take some big steps forward in our mission to help gay men around the world connect with those around them.

For now, we just relaunched, so be sure to check that out. Here at Grindr HQ, we spent the past six months adding about 30 new people to our Hollywood-based office. And we still have some open positions.

To wrap it all up, I just want to say that the only reason we're still here is because of all of you -- our users. We're thrilled that you're all such passionate and devoted Grindr guys.

So to those of you who have been with us from the start, those of you who just downloaded the app yesterday, and everyone else in between: Thank you all for trying us out, sticking with us, and making this the best and largest gay social app out there.

Happy birthday -- here's to many more!


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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