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18 Percent Of Grindr Users Are Still In The Closet, Six Percent Will Never Come Out

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jun 27, 2014
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  • 15 Comments
    • Paco
      Paco

      “Most disturbingly, 53 percent of respondents have had sex with females in their lives.”

      I don’t get how this is disturbing. Many gay men have tried it at least once, especially before coming out as gay. What is disturbing is that we expect everyone else to be sexually fluid, but not ourselves.

      Jun 27, 2014 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TerrenM
      TerrenM

      And 85% will contract any particular STD from use of said app.

      Jun 27, 2014 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader
      Daniel-Reader

      What is really delusional is people on Grindr thinking they are closeted. The app company, the credit card you used to purchase the app, the app marketplace you used, the phone manufacturer you are using, and the phony company you are using for minutes – they all know you are gay or bi, and they don’t have to keep it secret. It has already been collected and sold as consumer marketing info about you as a person. You can pretend the information has been collected about you and sold to others but it doesn’t change the reality of it.

      Jun 27, 2014 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader
      Daniel-Reader

      …pretend it has not been collected…

      Jun 27, 2014 at 7:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael
      michael

      @TerrenM:
      Do the stds emanate from the touch screen and jump onto your pecker?
      I thought they had to be sexually transmitted?
      Is tapping on your screen a sexual act?
      (Honestly, it doesn’t get me hard at all.)

      Jun 27, 2014 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      When will “being gay” become a non-issue? Probably everyone in my life knows I’m gay, but I don’t see any reason to advertise the fact, or make anything of it whatsoever. It’s merely part of who I am, like green eyes.

      Jun 28, 2014 at 12:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam
      mz.sam

      At a time when gay acceptance is at an all time high, a low double digits statistic of the closeted is very encouraging news. And as for the the remainder of never coming out…they must have completed reparative therapy with flying colors. Namaste.

      Jun 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BrianD
      BrianD

      @Paco: My thoughts exactly. Disturbing to who? When I read that, I could practically hear the author of this article say “ew” out loud. Not to mention the possibility of bisexual users of the app.

      Jun 28, 2014 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paco
      Paco

      @BrianD: It would have been interesting to see a break down of how the respondents self identified with their sexuality. Since bisexual men can have a coming out as well, I suspect there were quite a few represented in that survey. Of course bisexual men seem to be the most misunderstood in the community since a certain group of gay men consider them to be straight (I guess to feed their fantasies of having a straight man in bed), and another group only considers them to be confused gay men. Still, the results were interesting, but far from “disturbing” IMO.

      Jun 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sunit
      Sunit

      Whatever, so far Grindr became blessing for guys who does not want to come out including, guy curious, bi married, professionals, scared of family, friends, society and work, and those who hate gay people. But unfortunately, these people are posting fake profile with fake pics and cheating gay people who are out and honest with their personal information. So this is frustrating and waste of time too.

      Jun 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      What is Grindr proud about? Quickie sexual encounters with men you’ve never met before? STD’s?

      Jun 29, 2014 at 4:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      You really lost me one paragraph in. “Hiding in the closet.” REALLY! Maybe they have their own reasons for not coming out, and maybe part of those reasons is they feel that it is really not the business of anyone else how they live their life. When did the gay community develop this completely ugly attitude towards everyone that does not shout it from the rooftops.

      For the record, I have always been out. I just feel wrong not being out. However, I grew up in a very small town in the Bible Belt and I completely understand what it is like to not want to go there (with the whole being out thing). You really can only explain who you are to so many idiots before it gets very tiring, and I don’t even have to worry about discrimination in my chosen profession.

      Jun 29, 2014 at 8:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • unreligious
      unreligious

      Since when did almost a fifth (20%) become almost a quarter (25%)?

      Jun 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vive
      vive

      I had to laugh at the age-related statistics brought to us by the app on which everybody lies about their age. :D

      Jun 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vive
      vive

      @michael mellor, there is no shame in having hookups. I am quite proud of a number of hookups I have had where the other person and I treated each other lovingly and with respect – but if you are the type of person who disrespects people you don’t know well, you should not be having hookups. And if you haven’t learned how to protect yourself from STDs, you should not be having any sex, casual or not.

      Jun 30, 2014 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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