The Guyliner explains the dos and don'ts when you're hooking up on the most popular gay mobile app in the world. Wherever on the sexuality spectrum you find yourself, using a hookup app for the first time can be a daunting experience. Hey mister.
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I know, I know: How do we effectively use these things called words in a "hey dick pic " Grindr world where we are all magicians capable of making disappearing acts happen? But maybe he walked through your door for the first time ahem, your actual house door , and you lost that magic feeling. Or he wants to Netflix and chill after you got the chill part out of the way. Well, let me tell you something, David Copperfield: When it comes to coming—or not coming—if you want him to skedaddle at any point during your off-app experience, you gotta use actual words. When I was 8, I pushed my friend off the swing set. I'm not proud of this moment, but I'm still reaping the adult benefits of the lesson it taught me: When you're done riding the sexy-time teeter-totter and you wanna move onto the slide, don't be afraid to nudge.
Gay and bi men have normalized an absolutely wild phenomenon. After exchanging as few as 30 words and sending a picture of our junk, we go to a complete stranger's house to have sex. Many times, we have no idea what he actually looks like before we get there. We're doing the exact opposite of what our parents taught us while growing up. Not only are we talking to strangers, we're meeting them in a closed-off space to bone. But that's what makes it so hot. For many queer men, the element of fear and "Who's this guy going to be?
Chaim Kuhnreich does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. How do we present ourselves on our dating profiles? When we select our photos, what do our selections say about us? What do they say about the app or service we are using? Are there differences in the way people present themselves? And if so, what are some of the driving forces behind the way people present themselves? I am a PhD candidate in marketing at Concordia University and I use psychology and marketing theories to help me to try and understand how we choose to present ourselves — or self-market — on dating apps.