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Grindr’s brand-new custom emojis are a lowdown filthy SCANDAL

We have to admit: We’re totally into Grindr’s new set of custom emoji.

We have an “It’s Raining Men” emoji, featuring Speedo-clad guys death-dropping from a cloud.

There’s a “Dead” emoji, featuring “me” carved into a gravestone.

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That oddly sinister voodoo doll emoji? Finally, the perfect response to all those faceless Hi’s.

We have a shady “Basic” emoji, riffing on The Gap’s logo. There’s what looks to us like a Mean Girls emoji, but don’t quote us on that.

There’s a top bunk and bottom bunk emoji… but, unfortunately for some of us, no one directly in-between top and bottom bunk. No middle bunk emoji, but maybe the next update.

There’s a Truvada emoji, which… we’re looking forward to the think pieces. A Polaroid snap featuring an eggplant… we understand. A gym bunny that can lift dumbbells with its ear.

Spanking the money? Jockstrap? 420? We read you loud and clear. There’s even a catfish for those unruly cases of identity theft.

Just look at that jazz hand as a confident twink bursts out of the closet — we’re inspired.

Not sure what to make of the guy vomiting a rainbow. Maybe editors decided a purse falling out of his mouth was too on the nose?

We have to say, we’re totally into this new development and hope there’s more to come.

Grindr has somehow achieved the impossible, taking all the tired tropes that make the app so irritating — Pics? Into? Top? Bottom?– and making them playful fun.

Who knows? Used correctly, maybe you’ll even get laid.

What do you think of Grindr’s new emoji? Worth the update? Sound off in the comments below.

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7 Comments

  • Charlie in Charge

    We are always on the cutting edge with these things. Try and catch us now Tindr.

  • ethan_hines

    I hope they include these icons in the next Unicode Installment 7.0!

  • NateOcean

    Which is the emoji for the guys that want to bottom but can’t host, and don’t have a car. (They can’t drive for six months anyway because the police, etc.)

    Your are supposed to:
    (1) drive 25 miles to pick them up
    (2) drive 25 miles back home.
    (3) fu*k them (but they forgot their poppers)
    (4) drive them 25 miles back to their place
    (5) drive yourself another 25 miles back home

  • Bulovaboy

    While I love the new updates, you need to make one that tell people to chill out when poz guy hits them up. saying no nicely. Too many stuck up arrogant assholes on this program. If you’re not a god your not Good enough. Make that an icon.

    • Sluggo2007

      Guys don’t want to hook up with poz guys and that makes them arrogant assholes? You have some serious issues.

  • Roan

    Anyone have this on Android or is it just iOS?

  • shekinah_love

    My poc friends think the emojis,are racist since you cannot adjust the skin tone of most of them. Something to think about ….
    white centric, poz phobic grindr

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