Some love it, some hate it. But Grindr remains one of the most effective ways to meet gay guys in your area. The app is similar to Tinder, in that you can find people close to you based on your current location, but there is no swiping left or right. You simply scroll through profile photos and start up conversations with other people on the app. In today’s “hookup culture”, many people criticize this kind of social networking as an inauthentic way to meet people who are only interested in sex, but others have reported meeting great friends, and even forming lasting relationships from using Grindr. Give it a try, you never know what you’ll find.

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