I logged onto Grindr for the first time last year. I have always traveled alot for work and lifestyle reasons, so this has made it hard to develop new friends, especially "with benefits." Based on my lifestyle, a relationship right now is almost impossible, and I kinda soured on that after my last breakup anyway. I know I might be kinda old and outa shape for Grindr, but some people claim to like that!
In the short time I have used it, it seems like many, I have a love/hate relationship with it. Probably as designed, it can be very addictive to log in to see who's there and possibly carry on a text-based mating ritual. There is of course a rush from the hunt and the chase. But even while some people will go through the motions of setting up a meeting (yes, for sex), more times than not they back out. The profile of many users even mention this - that people just want to swap nudes, chat endlessly, or flake out.
In the end, using the app can waste an enormous amount of time. I will say that I have chatted with some people on there that are perfectly happy just chatting about normal stuff, like someone on the bus or at the gym. Not everyone is on there to hit it or quit it! If you stop and think about it, is using Grindr really that much different than spending hours in a bar hoping to find "the one?" That is an enormous waste of time as well, can get expensive, and if you're not disciplined could lead to DUI issues. I guess one difference is that you are likely at the bar with friends, so socializing, not home alone staring at your phone.
I guess if Grindr is indeed addictive (after all, isn't Facebook as well?) it probably makes sense to moderate its usage. Based on user behavior, it is probably best to control expectations.
Now here's a twist for me. Grindr may very well have played a large part in my decision to recently quit my daily heavy drinking. Seems I would be on there chatting after having a few, and of course inhibitions are down, so chats could get racy. Thing is, even if someone did want to "hook up," I was in no shape to either drive, or to perform even if I were to host. So I guess I kinda became a tease, never quite agreeing to a meet up.
Realizing that alcohol is a large part of why I am overweight and not feeling sexy, and not wanting to meet up when I am tipsy, one day I just woke up and decided it was time to stop drinking. I don't know if getting sober to get more value out of Grindr is the "best" of reasons, but it got me there, so for now I'll go with it!
Even if I don't have luck sober on Grindr, I still plan to stick with my sobriety so I can get this weight off and improve the overall quality of my life.
OK, I will sit back and see what kind of passionate Grindr assessments folks offer, pro or con.
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