Showing posts with label Grindr. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grindr. Show all posts

Monday, December 7, 2015

Nice To See StevieB: This Grill Is On Grindr

By StevieB

A while back I went to a diner in downtown Denver. Now you may know, but I have a passion for diners. I could seriously eat every meal for weeks on end in a diner. And, I have. Remember when I was on a date with that Olympic Swimmer at a Diner and the grill at the diner caught on fire? That was October, 2014. You can read the blog post on how I sang "This-Grill-is-on-Fire!" That was Denver Diner. This week the media announced that the Denver Diner, just the best damn diner on the planet, has completed their post-fire reconstruction, and are set to re-open later this week.

This makes for a very happy Steve. Countless number of times I have said "Man, this would be a great time to sit in the Denver Diner.... damn it!" Soon, the best damn diner on the planet will reopen its doors. I will be there. Asking for pancakes. Then I won't have to mess around with other greasy spoons. Like the one I was dining in a while back when I went to a diner in downtown Denver....

The diner, I dined with, whilst I waited for Denver Diner to repaint, and run one of those five-fingered microfiber things through the mini-blinds, was called Sam's Number 3. Presumably because there are two other Sam's. Maybe it is a generational suffix? Either way, I went in with couple of friends after hanging out in the "theater district" of Denver. Upon being seated, we were promptly ignored. As my norm, I cranked open Grindr. Quickly I received Grindr service. A guy popped up with the ubiquitous "Hey." After finally having the waiter tear himself await from the bar, we got our order in. Then waited, what seemed to be a lifetime, for our food. The same dude, popped up on Grindr. "Hey!" He seemed familiar so I replied, How YOU doin'?" Quickly, as I waited for the server to finally notice that my Diet Coke glass had tumbleweeds blowing through it, he popped up. "Your[sp] hot." I looked again at his profile pic. He seemed familiar because he was our lame-ass waiter.

Our server was ignoring his tables to hit on guys on Grindr. He then hit on one of his tables, he was ignoring. I showed my table mates. "Ask him for my ranch he said he'd bring." So, I did. I asked if I could have Ranch Dressing, and a refill of my Diet Coke. I watched as he turned to face me. Then, slowly slid off of his bar stool and went back to the kitchen. Returning with our requested items. The service was awful before then. The service didn't much improve after that.

Let us just say I am excited for the re-opening of the best damn diner on the planet, Denver Diner. 

This post originally appeared on Steven Bennet's website Nice to See StevieB. Republished with permission.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nice to See StevieB: Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate

By StevieB

Grindr can be a fickle little app. If you don't utilize the hook-app known as Grindr, I'll explain it to you in the briefest terms I know. It is like Christian Mingle on your phone. But, for Homosexuals with anything but Christian acts in mind. It is best utilized as a homing device; as the phone app has a proximity alert built into the app. This takes your location and broadcasts it to other homosexuals on the app.  The easiest way to locate your closest gay.

It; however, has been over-wrought lately with spammers. These are fake profiles attempting to get you to give your phone number for their diabolical use. Canned sentences are given in hopes that you respond, all to say "hey, let's text? What is your number?" I, with apparently too much free time started to give the Focus on the Family main telephone number. This got boring fast. Then I did this...

Every spammer got lyrics to John Cash's Folsom Prison Blues.  I got through the entire song before this one asked for my phone number. I'm sure the reception desk of the anti-gay, faux-Christian Lobbing group,  Focus on The Family, is swarmed with telemarketer calls right now.

I  also changed my profile to state that I would not respond to any Chat Requests unless a code word was given.  Any line from any Taylor Swift song. What happened actually was quite funny..

Some guys really got into it...

It was kind of amazing how many guys just wanted to give me a Taylor Swift line.

 Others.... not so much.

Then there was the perfect response...

So if you are ever on Grindr, hit me up. But, only if you like Taylor Swift. 

This post originally appeared on Steven Bennet's website Nice to See StevieB. Republished with permission.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Grindr to start sending political messages

Grindr, a smartphone application for gay men seeking other gay men (as if you didn't know), is launching an effort to "mobilize gay men as a political bloc," according to a blog post on Grindr's website. The effort involves sending geotargeted political messages to the app's 1.5 million users.

What do you think? Should they be commended for being politically aware or should they stick to what they do best - facilitating hook ups?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

You Can Get it on Grindr, Brian Moylan Explains How

Brian Moylan, writing for, details the many, many things available on Grindr - apart from the obvious.

And, just in case you're interested, this is Mr. Moylan's Grindr profile. Mind you, I'm not putting anybody's business in the street, he posted it in an article he wrote for Gawker earlier this year before they became awful.

About Brian Moylan: I  say mean things about Real Housewives, Anderson Cooper, and Anna Wintour! Sometimes I say nice things about Glee, Andre Leon Talley, and Revenge. Mostly I'm obsessed with gay people and listicles and I am not afraid to be servicey. Will you please be my friend?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gawker's Brian Moylan uses this profile to cruise for sex on Grindr

Gawker's Brian Moylan has publicly posted his Grindr profile in an attempt to drum up pageviews.

He's a tall, thin, cute drink of water. And who doesn't appreciate a good mustache ride?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grindr hits 500,000 members

Today Grindr, the largest all-male mobile location-based networking service reached its landmark 500,000th member and is still growing.

Since the inception of this innovative social networking application in early 2009, approximately 1,000 to 2,000 new users have been signing up every day.

Joel Simkhai, Grindr's founder and CEO, says, "Grindr's growth has come from one source, our users. Grindr users are telling their friends about Grindr, they are blogging and Twittering about Grindr, and posting their success stories on their Facebook status updates."

The app, which runs on iPhone and iPod touch, uses location-based technology like GPS, cell towers and Wi-Fi to determine the user’s location. A quick tap delivers profiles, photos, and information of nearby guys. A user’s profile is available in seconds, as are chat functions and sending additional photos or even a user’s map location.