The app has been hailed as a feminist answer to online dating, in which women are empowered to make the first move if they choose.
It also helps prevent aggressive and demeaning messages that litter the web on accounts like @tindernightmares.
Whether you’re craving dates, booty calls, or mundane conversation with vaguely attractive strangers, there should be an app to sate your desires.
But as members of a minority that has sometimes been defined by deviance, can we ever really play by the rules of algorithms and interfaces?
For some Valentine’s Day insight, Out Smart explores seven of the hottest dating and sex apps available for free on i Phone and Android.
Grindr is a geosocial networking application (or app) geared towards gay and bisexual men, designed to help them meet other men in their area. Available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions (the latter called Grindr Xtra).
The app makes use of a mobile device's geolocation, a feature of smart phones and other devices, which allows users to locate other users who are nearby.