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What I found was that they enabled a fickle shopping mentality, a Seinfeldian-level of nitpickiness.Now more than ever, we think we can do better; someone hotter, smarter and funnier is just a few swipes away or geo-located on the nearby elliptical.But for every upstanding guy who wined and dined me, I stumbled upon many more weirdos (and spam bots).After 17 dates in 30 days, did one of these apps help me find love?The app's premium version, Grindr Xtra, jettisons the small banner ads inside the free version of the app and offers extra search filters, such as the ability to only see users who currently have the app open.
I am a 32-year-old Netflix-addicted, dessert-loving gay man living in San Francisco.
Over the course of 30 days this summer, I set out on a mission to use a bunch of dating apps.
Its photo-centric nature is emphasized by the limited space you have to describe yourself: just a few lines In practice, Grindr is the gay man's go-to hookup app.
It's so easy to use that you could arrange a sexual tryst with someone two blocks away in just 10 minutes.
I was looking for a partner — cute, funny, driven, successful — and eventually a home, a family, maybe even a Nissan hybrid crossover.
While I had used some apps before — Ok Cupid, Grindr and Tinder — others like The League, Coffee Meets Bagel and Happn were completely new to me.