The clue is in the name, and Grindr is mostly used throughout the world as nothing more than a hook-up app, although things like dates and meeting up for coffee do happen, too.More popular in the Anglophone world than elsewhere, Grindr is the go-to app for finding local gay guys, whatever your intentions may be, although beware of the douchebags.When I was in eastern Europe, Grindr and the other apps were of no use.
According to a recent barrage of news stories, apps like Tinder have turned dating into a dehumanizing form of online shopping, catalyzing some sort of sexual Armageddon and the death of courtship itself. So if you have a very unrestricted sociosexuality—meaning you want a lot of casual sex and novelty—then Tinder is perfect for you.
Casual sex has become too easy, the consensus seems to be, preventing young people from making meaningful connections and turning us into sex-crazed, diseased sociopaths speeding toward a broken, lonely future. One guy has slept with five different women from Tinder—his “Tinderellas”—over the previous eight days, another with “30 to 40 women in the last year.” They can’t remember some of the girls’ names, and they brag about how little money and effort these “dates” cost them.
“Casual sex has many potential benefits—for instance, sexual pleasure; an increased sense of self-confidence, desirability, and freedom; and satisfaction of our biological need for adventure,” Vrangalova said.
“Study after study finds that people have more positive reactions after hookups than negative ones.
It’s an app that requires more self-confidence, so if you think you can handle it, dive right in.