what is “meet grindr”?
From the New York Times to CBC’s The National to NPR’s On The Media, read the chart-topping Lammy-nominated book that is changing how everyone is thinking about hooking up online.
"Meet Grindr" is a fascinating peek inside the world of gay hookups. Using mobile internet and GPS, men can find one another nearly anymore, and many men are: Grindr, the most popular of hookup apps, has six million users and they spend over 90 minutes a day using the service. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in how smartphones will change the way we connect and find relationships.
Within the book are answers to interesting questions like: What happens when men have the ability for sex at the literal tips of their fingers? Why does online dating not work and how can we improve it? What is the future of hookup culture and why hasn’t a straight version of Grindr worked?
Inside “Meet Grindr” you’ll find charming examples and eye-opening studies. How is Grindr more addictive than playing slot machines? Why are men on Grindr like jars of jam? What if Grindr is actually a game, and should it become more of a team sport?
You’ll uncovers some surprising answers, including to questions of whether design is subtly influencing users, how users could make better connections, and why — love it or hate it — Grindr has changed the way people connect.
Praise for Meet Grindr:
Finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Awards for Best Non-Fiction!
“[F]ull of handy observations about the app… The future of sex (and gaming) has never sounded more intriguing.” - Xtra
“With a charming sense of humor that doesn’t mind digressing… it’s hard to imagine a better introduction to Grindr or a more straightforward look at how technology is changing courtship, cruising culture and everything in between for queer men and everyone.
An impressive commentary on how technology continues to change the way people connect, which isn’t as niche as its subject matter might seem.” -Kirkus Reviews
"What an extremely thoughtful, well written, and well researched little volume. I’m impressed." - Jonathan Crutchley, co-founder, Manhunt
"Full of insightful comments, observations, and statistics." - Carl Sandler, CEO, Mister
Meet Grindr in the News
Look who has met Meet Grindr:
Catch Jaime on NPR’s “On The Media!”
New York Times: “How Grindr Is Changing the Way We Connect”
Huffington Post: “Is Grindr A Slot Machine In My Pocket?”
Torontoist: “Arguing the Cultural Importance of Grindr”
Austin Chronicle: “Know Thyself … and Then Log On?”
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