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Ben Affleck reveals he’s not on Grindr, in case you were wondering

Let it be known: Ben Affleck is not a Grindr user. The ubiquitous gay dating app would like to change that, however. In an interview with Diane Sawyer last week, the Oscar-winning director and actor opened up to ABC News about his dating life, or lack thereof. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Specifically, he said he isn’t on any of the apps and went on to list a series of real and made-up applications. Related: Ben Affleck in ’97: “A man kissing an...
Tags: Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Lifestyle, Abc News, Grindr, Diane Sawyer, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Affleck


Section 230 Protects Zillow for Bogus Submissions of House Details–924 Bel Air v. Zillow

This lawsuit relates to 924 Bel Air Road in Los Angeles, a house known as “Billionaire” (seriously, who chose that brand???). It is one of the most expensive houses in the world. The house is located on an acre+ lot in the Bel Air hills above UCLA. In 2012, a developer bought the property and built a monstrosity targeting the 1% of the 1% of the 1%. The nominal stats are pretty gauche: 38,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms. However, it’s the little details that really make me shake my h...
Tags: Yahoo, Law, Congress, Los Angeles, House, Zillow, DOE, Grindr, Myspace, Ucla, Bel Air, Patel, CDA, Herrick, Carafano, Derivative Liability


She thought the date was going great… then he started cruising for sex on Grindr

A U.K. woman was completely thrown for a loop when her date started cruising for sex on Grindr in the middle of dinner. “About six months ago, I went out with a man who started cruising a popular hook-up app for gay men… in the middle of our date,” she writes in an anonymously penned essay published by Refinery 29. The woman describes the guy as “hot in a 2D, poster-on-your-wall kind of way” with “solid shoulders” and “an authoritarian dad vibe.” In other words, totally average, but still sorta...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Refinery, Dating, Grindr, Bisexual, Ad Friendly, Queerty, First Person


More than 50 closeted business execs from the same city fell victim to the same Grindr scheme

Dozens of closeted male business executives, including several CEOs from top international companies, have reportedly fallen victim to a sophisticated Grindr scheme, police say. According to the Hindustan Times, the men live in Delhi NCR, which has a population of approximately 46 million people. Many of the men are married with children and are not out to their families. Police say a gang of six men ran a months-long operation in which they would target these men on Grindr. After chatting for ...
Tags: Crime, Life, India, Lifestyle, Delhi, Scam, Grindr, Hindustan Times, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Delhi NCR, Akil, Gurugram, Muhammad Akil


How not to invite someone over for a hookup via Grindr

As we approach Valentine’s Day, now seems as good a time as any to remind everyone to be kind and respectful to others online. A Twitter user has prompted many comments after sharing a Grindr message he received. The man messaging him was inviting him over for sex. However, it was how the invitation was worded that has prompted raised eyebrows. Danny Whitehead (@danielswhi) is based in Scunthorpe in England. On Sunday, the 35-year-old was hanging out with a friend in a hotel. They both received...
Tags: England, London, Life, Lifestyle, Nottingham, Hull, Grindr, Scunthorpe, Helsinki, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Danny, Blocked, Danny Whitehead


More and more gay people are making their partners take lie detector tests because of Grindr

With cheating on the rise, more and more gay people are asking their partners to take lie detector tests. At least, according to Andrew Goldstein, a.k.a. “the Polygraph Examiner.” Goldstein has specialized in confirming and/or debunking cases of infidelity for over a decade. He has administered thousands of polygraph tests since 2008. According to Goldstein’s website: AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Polygraph tests are the most accurate way to esta...
Tags: Cheating, Life, Relationships, Lifestyle, Infidelity, John, Grindr, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Mike, Goldstein, Andrew Goldstein, American Polygraph Association, Lie Detector Tests, Polygraph Tests, the Polygraph Examiner


His super hot doctor just hit him up on Grindr… now what?!

A 29-year-old gay man says he’s caught between a rock and a hard place. After years of looking for a good primary care provider, he finally found one. There’s just one teensy tiny problem. They’re sexually attracted to each other! So he’s seeking wisdom from Stoya and Rich Juzwiak over at Slate. “I have been searching forever for a primary care provider that would listen to me and actually care about my health,” the man writes. “I finally found one in Dr. Cee. Dr. Cee is gay, a little older tha...
Tags: Lifestyle, Grindr, Stoya, Ama, CEE, Rich Juzwiak, Juzwiak, The American Medical Association, Juwiak


Man charged with luring men to hotels via Grindr then robbing them

Davion Johnson (Photo: Chicago Police) Authorities in Chicago have charged a man with three robberies that have taken place in or near hotels in the area. In each of the incidents, men were lured to the crime scenes via messages on the dating app, Grindr. Once they arrived, instead of the expected Grindr date, they were confronted by a man demanding their money and other valuables. In one of the charged incidents, the suspect is alleged to have pulled out a Taser stun gun. AdBridg.cmd.push(f...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Chicago, Hotel, Johnson, Taser, Grindr, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Chicago Sun Times, Cambria Hotel, North Lake Shore Drive, Anthony Guglielmi, Davion Johnson, Chicago Police Authorities, Souk Village


Tinder, Bumble, and Grindr Are Under Investigation For Allowing Minors

Online dating is a hellscape, but the U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee is fed up with just how shitty apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Grindr have been with regard to their users’ safety and privacy. Yesterday, it launched a new investigation into dating apps for doing an inadequate job of screening for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Tinder, Dating Apps, Online Dating, Bumble, Grindr, Okcupid, Dying Alone Is Better Than Online Dating, U S House Oversight and Reform subcommittee


Madonna: “Size matters, don’t pretend that it doesn’t!”

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Madonna (@madonna) on Jan 14, 2020 at 4:07am PST Madonna, it seems, is a size queen. At least, that’s what she’s informed her British fans. The singer’s Madame X tour has reached London this week – much to the relief of ticket holders. The 61-year-old has been plagued with health problems during the tour, leading to ten dates being cancelled. This included...
Tags: England, London, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Madonna, Warren Beatty, Grindr, Guy Ritchie, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Sean Penn, Ritchie, PinkNews, London Palladium, Tony Ward, Madonna @madonna


Are Dating Apps Allowing In Registered Sex Offenders? A House Subcommittee Is Investigating

(SAN FRANCISCO) — A House subcommittee is investigating popular dating services such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services. Bumble, Grindr, The Meet Group and the Match Group, which owns such popular services as Tinder, Match.com and OkCupid, are the current targets of the investigation by the U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy. In separate letters Thursday to the companies, the subcommittee is se...
Tags: News, Congress, Uncategorized, San Francisco, House, Match, IAC, Illinois, Grindr, Match Group, Consumer Council, Onetime, Meet Group, Raja Krishnamoorthi, U S House Oversight and Reform


Details emerge of ‘sophisticated’ new Grindr scam called “DiCaprio”

A new scam utilizing has managed to trick major media outlets including PBS, Fox and CBS into buying fake ads. Dubbed the “DiCaprio” scam–no relation to Leo–the fraud works like this: Hucksters bought a regular ad on Grindr, then modified the code to look like an empty channel slot on a Roku device. They then sold the fake slot to potential advertisers, who thought they were bidding on Roku ad space. Instead, the con artists just pocketed the funds. It’s been called “DiCaprio” because the nam...
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Palo Alto, Cbs, Leo, Homophobia, Scam, Grindr, Ad Friendly, PBS Fox, Jalal Nasir, BuzzFeed News OTT


Eminem shares his Grindr photo, Grindr messages back

Grindr pulled an “I don’t know her” on Eminem after the rapper swapped out Tinder for Grindr in his version of the popular Dolly Parton Challenge. Here’s Em’s tweet, showing the photos he could use as profile pics on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Grindr — the last of which is a 1999 David LaChapelle portrait of a nude Slim Shady gripping a suggestively placed stick of dynamite. Did I do this right? pic.twitter.com/ZkoV5T4yxB — Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) January 24, 2020 And here’s G...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Dolly Parton, Memes, Eminem, Elton John, Grindr, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Nick Cannon, Roisin O'connor, Marshall Mathers, David LaChapelle, LinkedIn Facebook Instagram


Straight cis women wants bisexual boyfriend, wonders if she should join Grindr

A straight cis women says she’s “repelled” by heterosexual culture, particularly heterosexual men. She wants to meet a bisexual or bicurious boyfriend who is more sensitive towards women. So she’s seeking wisdom from our friend Rich Juzwiak over at Slate. “I’ve been thinking maybe I should look for bi dudes/bicurious gay dudes,” she writes, “but I am not sure how best to do that.” She wonders: “What would you think of a woman being on Grindr or Scruff?” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.di...
Tags: Life, Advice, Lifestyle, Dating, Grindr, Bisexual, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rich Juzwiak, Scruff, Safe Spaces, Heterosexual, Juziwak


I thought my f*@k buddy ghosted me during the holidays. But he was actually dead.

“Hey sir,” he texted me just before 1:00 am on a Friday morning. “Hey. Was asleep. Tonight?” I replied when I woke up seven hours later. In that window of time, 10 blocks from my apartment, 2 blocks from his, on the road we traveled to see one another, he was mowed down by a sanitation truck days before Christmas, the new year, and the new decade. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); You don’t expect much communication from a casual sex partner. You mess...
Tags: Facebook, Life, New York City, Lifestyle, Grindr, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Instagram Facebook, Hookups, Lamar Dawson, Broken Heart's Club


I thought my f*@k buddy ghosted me during the holidays. But the truth was much worse.

“Hey sir,” he texted me just before 1:00 am on a Friday morning. “Hey. Was asleep. Tonight?” I replied when I woke up seven hours later. In that window of time, 10 blocks from my apartment, 2 blocks from his, on the road we traveled to see one another, he was mowed down by a sanitation truck days before Christmas, the new year, and the new decade. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); You don’t expect much communication from a casual sex partner. You mes...
Tags: Facebook, Life, New York City, Lifestyle, Grindr, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Instagram Facebook, Hookups, Lamar Dawson, Broken Heart's Club


My 5 resolutions for keeping my sanity and finding my joy this decade

Just before we entered the new decade, I reflected on my dumpster fire of a dating life from 2010 to 2019 which included most of my 20s. And while I encountered an unusual cast of characters, the only person in each and every equation I can control is myself. How can I expect anything in my life to change, if I don’t change? So hold on to your wig Jennifer Holiday and Hudson because I am changing—and this time Effie White is going to win. 1. No More Dick Pics AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBri...
Tags: Life, New York City, Lifestyle, Dating, Miranda, Oprah, Grindr, Hudson, Gayle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Ciara, Instagram Facebook, Effie White, Hookups, Trevante Rhodes


His boyfriend’s ex is ‘hot AF’ and now he’s feeling insecure — help!

A guy was racked by insecurity after realizing that his boyfriend’s ex is “hot AF,” but his fellow Redditors are doing their best to save his relationship and peace of mind. Related: “Yesterday, while talking to my BF, he showed me his Instagram feed and some funny memes, but after I see him scrolling for a while, I see a man I thought was a model, and then he said, ‘I shouldn’t have this,’ and he unfollowed the guy,” the advice-seeker wrote in a recent thread. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Life, Relationships, Lifestyle, Reddit, Grindr, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Redditor, Reddit Advice


Twitter drops Grindr from ad network over 'GDPR breaches'

Dating app accused of flouting GDPR law by passing personal data to ad firms but report says problem is endemicTwitter has suspended Grindr from its ad platform after a study claimed the dating app was passing significant amounts of private information to advertisers without explicit consent from users.The study, carried out by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC), found that the online advertising industry was “systematically breaking the law”, transmitting personal data and tracking users in w...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Privacy, Internet, Advertising, Eu, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Blogging, Digital Media, Data Protection, Privacy & the media, Grindr, Gdpr, Consumer Council NCC


New report uncovers more bad news for Grindr… and its users

Grindr users beware: Your personal information is likely being shared with other companies much more than you think. The gay dating app, which remains under the ownership of Chinese mobile gaming company Kulun and has been previously criticized over privacy concerns, was the source of another user data investigation. The New York Times reports Grindr “transmitted user-tracking codes and the app’s name to more than a dozen companies, essentially tagging individuals with their sexual orientation,...
Tags: Twitter, Life, Lifestyle, Dating, New York Times, The Times, Dating Apps, Grindr, Oslo, Max Schrems, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Consumer Council, General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, Kulun, MoPub Twitter


Grindr and Twitter face 'out of control' complaint

The two firms, and four other ad-tech companies, are accused of sharing user data unlawfully.
Tags: Tech, Grindr


Grindr is sending users' personal information and location to dozens of ad companies, essentially disclosing their sexual orientation

Grindr is sending users' identifying information and location to dozens of ad companies, according to a new watchdog report. Grindr is the world's biggest gay dating app. By identifying its users to ad companies, it essentially broadcasts their sexual orientation to third parties. OkCupid and Tinder also share users' dating choices and location with ad companies, the found. The report's authors have called on regulators in the US and Europe to investigate whether the apps are violating priva...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Tinder, California, US, Trends, European Union, New York Times, Grindr, Match Group, Consumer Council


Grindr and OkCupid Spread Personal Details, Study Says

Norwegian research raises questions about whether certain ways of sharing of information violate data privacy laws in Europe and the United States.
Tags: Europe, News, Privacy, Online Dating, Grindr, Consumer Protection, Online Advertising, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Mobile Applications, Grindr.com, Okcupid, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Data-Mining and Database Marketing


Finding love in a world that’s rigged in favor of straight romance

During a New Year’s trip to Tasmania several years ago, my friend Nina and I got a little tipsy and got to lamenting the dearth of true romance in our lives. Well, that’s what we were doing at first. Then it turned into a competition, one Nina, a divorced mother-of-two who lives in Atlanta, figured I had a better chance of winning, judging from all the attention I was getting on Grindr. “Well, at least you have real-world options,” I told her. “You don’t have to go to a bar or get on Grindr to ...
Tags: Facebook, Life, Relationships, Love, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Society, New York Times, Jennifer Lopez, Tasmania, Yankees, Grindr, Buenos Aires, Lakers, Ad Friendly, Queerty


Gay guys tell the tales of their most spontaneous hookups

You know that trope of couples scheduling sex with one another in their calendars? Yeah, that seems like more of a hetero phenomenon. Gays, on the other hand, just meet up and go at it, even without a Grindr assist. On Reddit, gay guys recent shared their “most spontaneous sexual experiences,” telling tales of hookups with cable guys, wedding guests, taxi drivers, and even their own husbands. Here are some of those stories, abridged and cleaned up for print… Related: Gay guys recount the hottes...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Reddit, Stories, Cuba, Grindr, Confessions, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare, Hookups, Western Arizona


Best LGBTQ destinations 2020

The world made landmark advancements regarding LGBTQ rights in 2019. Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage, India ended a colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex, and Sweden passed a law banning hate speech related to gender expression. Pride events around the globe honored the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, and a reported five million people attended New York City’s parade to celebrate the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. But the year wasn’t all r...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Hbo, UK, New York, Milan, Sweden, Greece, Lgbt, Berlin, India, New York City, Church, Toronto, Tel Aviv


Straight press clutches pearls over Andrew Scott’s ‘racy’ Grindr photo

The British news outlet The Daily Mail reacted with hysteria this weekend by publishing a story about hunky gay actor Andrew Scott looking for love on Grindr. We’re just wondering why it’s even newsworthy. Reporter Charlotte Griffiths claims to also have a copy of Scott’s shirtless photo, dubbing it “too racy” to publish, but adds: “let’s just say he’s not called the Hot Priest for nothing.” In her write-up, she appears to pity Scott for needing to “resort to a smartphone app to secure a date.”...
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, The Daily Mail, Grindr, Ad Friendly, Tom Ripley, Griffiths, Scott, Andrew Scott, Elizabeth Day, Jim Moriarty, Fleabag, Stephen Beresford, Charlotte Griffiths, Andrew Scott ` Fleabag


Someone is impersonating him on Grindr — should he care?

A Reddit user said he recently learned of a Grindr catfish passing themselves off as him, and he’s not sure if he should care. “Someone let me know that they found an account impersonating me,” he wrote. “As far as I know, this is unfortunate but doesn’t really put me in any legal jeopardy. Am I missing anything important?” Related: Been flirting with this guy on Twitter? Congrats — you’ve just been catfished. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); The Re...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Reddit, Catfishing, Grindr, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Redditor, Catfish, Catfished


Gay black lives mattered more than ever in the 2010s

As we enter into the roaring ’20s, Queerty is looking back on the last 10 years of culture in our “Decade of Decadence” series. We’ve seen an explosion in queer representation in film and TV, music, politics, and on social media. We’ve grown more aware of intersectionality, gender identity, and sexual fluidity and we’ve seen major social and political advancements across the globe. It’s been wild, wonderful decade, and we can hardly wait to see what the next one has in store. Do you remember wh...
Tags: Hollywood, Mahershala Ali, Life, New York City, Race, Lifestyle, Chicago, Bill Cosby, Kevin Hart, Will Smith, Jason Collins, Smith, Grindr, Buenos Aires, Ali, Michael Sam


Actor accused of trying to hook up with child claims judge is anti-gay

Stoney Westmoreland (Photo: Salt Lake County Jail) A former Disney actor charged with attempting to hook up with an underage boy via Grindr complained he is unlikely to face a fair trial as he fears his judge is anti-gay. Actor Stoney Westmoreland, 49, was arrested last December in Salt Lake City, Utah. Authorities say he was attempting to arrange a sexual meet up with a boy he believed was 13. Westmoreland allegedly sent photos to the user, sexual messages, asked the boy for nudes and sex, a...
Tags: Congress, California, Life, Disney, Lifestyle, Grindr, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Deseret News, Salt Lake City Utah, Westmoreland, Nielson, Minor, Stoney Westmoreland, Stoney Westmoreland Photo : Salt Lake County Jail, Andi Mack Upon