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Finally! There’s A Grindr For Straight Dudes Looking For “Bromance”

We’ve already told you about Blendr and Project Amicus (a.k.a. Grindr for heterosexuals), but now there’s also Bromance—a mobile app that connects men with other men seeking a workout buddy, an impromptu game of Ultimate Frisbee or a Friday night beer. That’s great and all, but we just wanna say that Grindr connects men with similar interests too; those interests just happen to be below the waist.

Via Towleroad

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Nov 28, 2011
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  • 16 Comments
    • slanty
      slanty

      Interesting, I guess.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 11:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blake
      Blake

      You should just rename it to be what it will become, a place for ‘bros’ on the ‘DL’ and queens who pine for their next prey to cum inside them begging for dick, any dick that will have them.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      I don’t understand marketing shit like this to heteros. It doesn’t work. The whole planet is like a Grindr for heteros, with just a few of us thrown in. We need stuff like this. They don’t. It’ll flop, just like the others.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      It all starts with a bromance……

      Nov 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wordsmith
      Wordsmith

      “[A] mobile app that connects men with other men seeking a workout buddy (I’ll suck your dick in the steamroom), an impromptu game of Ultimate Frisbee (I’ll suck your dick in the park) or a Friday night beer (I need to get drunk before I suck your dick).

      Nov 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle
      Kyle

      So, an app for closeted gay guys looking for hook-ups. Awesome.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken S
      Ken S

      Not that the cynicism is really a surprise, but is it *so* hard to believe that at a time when people are feeling more isolated than ever and when socializing is increasingly facilitated through technology, there could be a genuine market for guys looking to make a connection that isn’t necessarily sexual? I mean it’s not like our culture does a great job at equipping men to be candidly outgoing or ‘friendship-seeking’ after grade school; because “needing” anything- help, friendship, or whatever- still gets this stigma in many circles. “Aw, Joe’s lonely. Hah! What a pussy! Is your bleeding vagina lonely, too, Joe?” Jesus, we savage boys for expressing any kind of longing for human contact, because it isn’t “manly.” So again, is it such a shock to think that some of these guys grow up shy or repressed or even maladapted? And that since so many of em have smartphones nowadays anyway, and ‘friending’ people through technology has become more or less acceptable, they might actually appreciate something like this?

      Granted, I don’t doubt for a second that there will be closeted bi or gay guys who sign up to surreptitiously cruise for “discreet” hookups. Or that there will be gay guys prowling the thing for ‘straight meat’ like it’s some kind of predatory sport. But I think a lot of the people projecting sexual intent onto it are doing just that- projecting. When you’re in the habit of turning everything into a sexual outlet yourself, you’re naturally going to start seeing everything through that prism and ‘accuse’ everyone of “perverting” everything. It’s a sad sign, really, when you can’t even imagine taking someone else’s intentions at face value. Lord knows, there have been times I’ve thought “I’d love to be playing frisbee right now, but none of my current friends seem like they’d find that fun, and I’m not really sure how to seek out new friends that would.” Wanting to socialize with other men- gay or straight or whatever- doesn’t always have to be about fucking around, surely we haven’t all become that single-minded.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle
      Kyle

      “Closeted bi or gay guys who sign up to surreptitiously cruise for “discreet” hookups. Or, gay guys prowling the thing for “‘straight’ meat”.”

      You described Bromance perfectly.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wordsmith
      Wordsmith

      @Ken S: Don’t confuse cynicism with snark. There’s nothing wrong with a social app that purports to connect like-minded guys for perfectly non-sexual activities. But when you decide to call it “Bromance,” fraught as that word is with sexual undertones, and you model after it a squijillion other hook-up sites, you’re bound to be the object of suspicion.

      Besides, even if it becomes a forum for curious straight guys, isn’t that a good thing? Men should be able to explore their sexuality, however tentatively, even if some of them mask it by expressing an interest in an *cough* impromptu game of Ultimate Frisbee.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steven
      Steven

      @Wordsmith: This was just perfect.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chadboy
      Chadboy

      As an out gay man I have never done and don’t plan on being on Grinder. It’s too sexual. I would definitely use Bromance though to meet guys who share similar interests. It would be nice to hang out with guys where you don’t have to worry about the sexual hurdle…since there won’t be one. What a novel idea, to get to know someone where sex isn’t the ultimate goal. Sadly, most gay men don’t understand that.

      Nov 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Opheliac
      Opheliac

      For some reason, I have a feeling that half of the guys who meet here are gonna end up fucking anyway. Seriously, if you name your app “Bromance”…

      Nov 29, 2011 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kylew
      kylew

      If it’s only for friendship, then why do they need photos?

      Nov 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • newcityspot
      newcityspot

      I kinda want to draw attention to the scene in the latest Kartrashian show, 2Ks are in 1City, where the big dude trims the bits of the little dude. It was totally hot! I hate the Kartrashians, but that scene really turned me on!

      Nov 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • newcityspot
      newcityspot

      I kinda want to draw attention to the scene in the latest Kartrashian show, 2Ks are in 1City, where the big dude trims the pits of the little dude. It was totally hot! I hate the Kartrashians, but that scene really turned me on!

      Nov 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle
      Kyle

      Straight men aren’t interested in such things. “Straight” men, however, are.

      Nov 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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