According to a Daily Beast article on Grindr, the iPhone’s where-is-the-closest-fuckable-guy app, its creator is rather coy about its intended use.
For a product that’s been on the market for under a year, the number of urban legends surrounding Grindr is impressive. “Did you hear about that lawyer who was at his desk and found someone two feet away who turned out to be his assistant so they screwed in his office?” Or, “That’s nothing compared to the dad accidentally Grinding with his son downstairs.” Which is perhaps why the folks behind Grindr distance themselves as much as possible from what its users actually do with it. “I don’t like to say we’re a dating service, because we are really just a technology provider with user generated content.” says Joel, who says Grindr has been adding about 2,000 new users a day since it launched in March 2009. “We don’t get involved in how it’s used.”
Bulletin boards. AOL M4M. Manhunt. Craigslist. Grindr. What will be next?