The one application that changed the dating game is Grindr. Grindr has almost 10 million downloads with around 5 million active users from 192 countries. This application is available on Android, Blackberry and Ios. Grindr has revolutionized the way Gay men meet and communicate. It allows you to connect with someone who is just 10 minutes away and is ready to hook- up. This application comes in both free and subscription based versions. This was also the first app to launch in the iTunes application and since then it has become the largest gay application in the world. The application was launched in the year 2009.
This application has some of the most amazing features that other applications fail to offer. This application will show you your potential match, and also allows you to chat with them. Grindr also comes along with its premium version, also known as Grindr Xtra. If you upgrade to this feature, you will be able to tag someone who is your favourite, it allows you to show only those who are online. Not only this, it also shows you the dating status of other users, and lets you save their phrases as well. It also shows you few banner ads, and the search filter works better in the premium version. The user can filter on the basis of the height, age, and body type. This version will load almost 300 users, all at once, allows you to block unlimited users and lets you swipe quickly through the profiles. The interface of Grindr is also very simple and easy to use. Grindr helps its users to locate each other with its GPS technology. As compared to other applications that come with a number of features making the experience of the users confusing and complicated, this application has only the required features making it simple and quick for the users to use the application.
Grindr faced a lot of equality issues, as opposed to other applications that promote and make users aware about LGBT issues. But not many know that Grindr, in the year 2014, participated in 19 initiatives that focused on raising awareness about LGBT issues. By doing this, Grindr was able to increase its user base. They also sent in- app messages to all the users who wanted to raise their voice against the inequality faced by them. The initiative was successful as they not only raised awareness about LGBT community, but also about HIV and AIDS.