As we mentioned a while back, Grindr founder Joel Simkhai has launched a new app, Blendr, aimed at straight people. So as not to freak out hetero girls afraid of scary sex fiends, it’s been branded as more of a friend-finder than a flat-out hookup tool.
Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese animation company that routinely skewers news items and the gay softball world series and Leisha Hailey’s altercation aboard a Southwest Airlines flight, has produced this clip about the app.
But while we dig the animation, the host’s impression of the gay-male dating ritual is kinda fucked up.
Here’s how she imagines it:
“Wanna do it?”
Okay, admittedly sometimes it does go down like that. But we know plenty of guys who actually chat with guys for a while before meeting up. Some just grab coffee. And at least two of our friends have just cuddled with boys they found on Grindr.
This girl thinks just because she watched an entire season of Sex and the City she knows everything about gay men?
Don’t you be hatin on her! She’s just telling it like it is! Do we need to refer to douchebags of grindr again to refresh your memory? Of course there are exceptions to rules, but that doesn’t mean she’s too far off.
Yeah, she IS pretty far off.
Those douchebags that “hi, let’s fuck” are an infinitesimal minority in the gay population.
If you really think that’s the way it is, then you must be one of those douchebags.
@MikeE: This isn’t about the entire gay population. This is about the gay population on grindr. And the most notorious intentions of people on grindr is to fuck.
We get pissy when it gets close to the bone, no?
The purpose of Grindr or Scruff, or the 1000 others, is
to find a hole or a pole. Quickly. It’s not social networking,
it’s not making friends. I would LOVE to join an app for friends!
@Fitz: Exactly. If I hear one more person tell me these sites aren’t for sex, I am going to smack them. I have tried to use these sites for hobbies, and, even the guys looking for “hobbies” are just using that as an excuse to find a hole or a pole. Its really pathetic. Its like tell the truth, and the truth here is the guys on those sites aren’t looking for buddies or friends unless sex is involved.
I’m sorry, her comment is NOT “about Grindr”.
She clearly says “for gay men, the dating process is ‘you wanna do it? ok let’s go'”.
She doesn’t say “for Grindr users”.
The “dating process” “for gay men”. That’s a pretty huge fucking generalization, and she’s full of shit.
@MikeE: Within the context of discussing specifically Grindr. This is like reading a sentence that says ‘red dress” and you taking the word dress to say clearly she was talking about all dresses rather than just read ones because she didn’t say red dress through the rest of the paragraph that follows.
@Interesting: Gaymen to that!
Blendr??? Why don’t they call it Breedr?!?
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