It’s been a rough week for Grindr. First, the app tried rolling out a new voice messaging feature, but the public’s response wasn’t exactly positive:
Im not kidding tho. The new “are you masc?” is gonna be “send me a voice message.”
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) May 9, 2018
him, over Grindr voice: let me hear that masc voice
— joshua tranen (@jtranen) May 11, 2018
Grindr voice messaging is gonna be great pic.twitter.com/hhAfxlLx8U
— gay and undead (@kamilumin) May 9, 2018
Queerty conducted a poll and found that the vast majority of our readers (67%) were opposed to the new feature.
Related: Everyone’s freaking out over Grindr’s new voice messaging feature
Then on Tuesday, the app crashed.
In the wee early hours of May 22, Grindr unexpectedly went down. Many users couldn’t log on. Naturally, they had a meltdown.
Some people responded with confusion:
Is @Grindr down or is it just me?
— GradSchoolHomo (@GradHomo) May 22, 2018
Is #Grindr broken again @Grindr ?
— Angel Lopez (@EngelDesWolfs) May 22, 2018
Others with anger:
That moment when Grindr is down! Ughh pic.twitter.com/U08xHPHOLM
— Montserrat ? (@MinajMontse) May 22, 2018
fuck Grindr is down and i was just talking to the man of my dreams that couldve been my husband
— The Arty (@ArtyBeby) May 22, 2018
Some people panicked:
Omg, Grindr is down, the apocalypse is now…
— Yoshimi (@yosuhatve) May 22, 2018
Gays after claiming that grindr is down. pic.twitter.com/ceJjbWKthu
— Dave? (@PopstarDave) May 22, 2018
grindr is down pic.twitter.com/1XNVMpl8D0
— nico (@xcx_worId) May 22, 2018
#Grindr is down pic.twitter.com/6UgrCUPR0J
— Joey? (@joeyrees1990) May 22, 2018
And then there were those who didn’t know how to respond at all:
Guysssss @Grindr is down! Now how am I going to waste my time pic.twitter.com/3WYU8mGCqr
— Milkey (@MikeyAnania) May 22, 2018
Luckily, the outage lasted for less than an hour before users were able to get back online. Still, who knows how many potential marriages were thwarted because of the outage?
Related: Grindr leaves men feeling depressed and dead inside, research finds
People these days are wild but at least there was no violence.
If you think that hell has no fury like a woman scorned, you ain’t seen anything until you’ve experienced a queen who has been slightly inconvenienced. 😉
Yup, THAT was the birth of drama itself.
Oh noes. That was like an hour of loneliness for my dick.
It must have been the voice of a shay-shay-la-femme that broke the voice app! :>)
Grindr is toxic to the soul. No sympathy from me that its down
Honestly, the best part of meeting my boyfriend through grindr has been the part where we both get to uninstall grindr and stop inviting negativity and insanity into our lives.
Friday 19 Apr 19 – Grindr still down in London … 🙁
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