Navigating desire, trust and commitment is a challenge in any relationship, and apps that turn lust into fast food menus of sexual appetite certainly don’t make things any easier.
But they usually don’t result in a visit from the local police force, either.
Let this be a lesson to us all — communication is key.
A May/December couple recently had to seek professional intervention when an argument over Grindr turned frantic and violent.
It’s a he-said/he-said, though, as both the 37-year-old and the 18-year-old claim it was the other who became enraged after discovering Grindr on the respective phones.
Local Michigan site Home Town Life writes that the police report indicates the teen became furious when he noticed Grindr open on the older man’s phone, while the teen claims it was the other way around — that the older man noticed Grindr on his phone, and threw the teen to the couch and hit him.
Either way, the events led to the teen running into the street screaming at the top of his lungs and taking refuge at a neighbor’s house.
All in all, probably not the greatest night for anyone involved, including the cops who had to sort out the absurd mess.
Ultimately, the older man was issued a citation for malicious destruction of property because he’d broken the teen’s smartphone during the squabble.
The teen, who had been staying with the man, likely went back home to his grandmother’s house.
As far as Law & Order goes: Worst. Episode. Ever.