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.
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
— 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
— Joey? (@joeyrees1990) May 22, 2018
And then there were those who didn’t know how to respond at all:
— 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?