Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Death by Grindr: Is It the New Killer App?

(The murder of 25-year-old Dino Dizdarević is only the latest in a recent wave of violent crimes facilitated through the country's most popular gay hookup app)


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Dino Dizdarević’s body was found on May 1 in an overgrown alley in Chester, Pennsylvania. The 25-year-old chemical engineer left his loft in Philadelphia, 18 miles away, the night before to allegedly meet a man he found on the hookup app Grindr. Police say Dizdaravić, who was a gay man in an open relationship, was subsequently strangled and beaten so viciously that he was unrecognizable.

During a late-night romp in March, a Seattle man allegedly went berserk and beat down a Grindr date he took home to his apartment. Naked and brandishing a hammer, Curtis Rosenblat clobbered his unclothed companion repeatedly and even bit the man while attempting to rob him, police say. The victim required eyelid surgery and several staples in his skull, according to court records. Police finally arrested the 23-year-old suspect last week.
 
Others have faced similarly unsettling casual encounters. In April, a Canadian tourist visiting Philadelphia met a man on Grindr who allegedly held him at gunpoint, raped him and shook him down for $2,000.

Meanwhile, Daniel Simmons, a former deputy attorney general in Delaware, was charged last week with fourth-degree rape after he allegedly lured a 16-year-old boy back to his home and involved the minor in a threesome.

“We are deeply disturbed by the conduct alleged in this case,” Delaware state prosecutor Kathleen Jennings said in a statement.  “We are most concerned for the welfare of the victim.”
Grindr, which turned five years old in March, now has more than 5 million active monthly users worldwide, and the app itself has been downloaded more than 10 million times. In February, the company published a list of safety tips for users, which includes advice like “Don’t believe everything you see,” “Don’t rush into things” and “Honesty is the best policy.”

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Responding to our request for comment, a Grindr spokesperson says in an email: “As a company, we treat all reports of crime very seriously. We encourage anyone with information on any criminal incidents to reach out to the police. If we are contacted by the authorities about an investigation, we fully cooperate with their requests. Regarding the recent incidents you pointed out, our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.”

Still, the attacks have placed some local law enforcement on alert and prompted them to issue warnings about Grindr. “I think that anyone should use extreme caution when going on this dating site or any other,” Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Robert Otto told ABC News.
Gay and LGBT news outlets are also asking men to be careful. Following Dizdarević’s death, both the GailyGrind and Queerty published tip sheets on how to stay safe while hooking up online. Among their advice: Tell a friend where you’ll be, avoid total strangers and arrange your own transportation to and from a hookup.

Despite all the news some users aren’t worried. “Things like this—like stranger danger—are really overblown and shouldn’t prevent people from meeting,” one active Grindr user tells Vocativ. “I’m more worried about living a terrible life where I’m afraid of everything than I am of being murdered by some random dude.”

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Grindr Xtra increased membership prices again

Looks like Grindr raised their monthly membership prices once again to a whooping $11.99 a month for their Xtra premium membership. Seems like these price increases have been happening more often than usual. I remember when Grindr Xtra was $2.99 month, now they want $11.99 a month? For that much of my hard earned money, I'd like a guarantee that im going to get laid! Screw Grindr and their outrageous monthly fee's!




Sunday, April 14, 2013

How to get un-banned from Grindr on first ban

You must have come here because you were searching on how to get unbanned from Grindr...

Congratulations on your first ban! Now for the hoops:

First, take a screenshot of your grindr screen — you’re gonna have to type out all that information inside your email body. Once you do, you’ll get a response with your support code.

Second, go to this page http://help.grindr.com/anonymous_requests/new and fill out all the info (be sure to answer all questions from #2 to #5).

Then you should get a generic message saying they got your email and will contact you shortly (15 days short) and boom you will be unbanned…but, only just this once! Anything after your first ban with Grindr will be a miracle.

Grindr will not even reply back to your emails if it is your 2nd or 3rd ban.

Good Luck!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I was banned from Grindr, what now?


So Grindr banned you from using their service did they? Well you're not alone, Grindr bans several thousand profiles a day due to members not following the terms 100% by the book.

 
Apparently you can get banned by simply posting your profile picture with no nudity, but to much skin. You can also get banned on Grindr by placing "WTF" and "DTF" on your profile. Since this is the second time having abbreviations that are "apparently" against the rules, I myself have been banned from Grindr.

Fortunately for you, there are several Grindr alternatives available on the Apple and Android app networks. The following list of Alternative Gay Chat Apps have been selected and posted for your enjoyment. The list will continue to grow as they come in.
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1. Jack'd
By Lucid Dreams LLC

 

 Enjoy chatting with over 2 million gay guys in your area and around the world!
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2. MISTER
By Daddyhunt.com


A free social and dating app for adult men who are gay, bi or curious and looking to meet other guys. We say “adult men” because on MISTER, the men tend to be more mature and down-to-earth than on other gay dating apps.

MISTER men are diverse. There are suit-and-tie professionals and carefree outdoorsmen, tattooed gay skaters and beer-guzzling bears, leather men and vegan yogis, self-proclaimed flirts and relationship-minded homebodies, bearded guys, bald guys, jocks and muscle daddies. With MISTER, you'll have access to over 500,000 gay men from around the world.

MEET MEN, NOT BOYS
MISTER men are encouraged to follow the MR Code. It stands for Maturity, Integrity, Safety, Truth, Enjoyment and Respect. Because of that, guys on MISTER tend to be more serious about actually meeting and getting to know people. Profiles on MISTER tend to be more personal and in-depth. 
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3. MaleForce By Virtual Universe

The ability to record and play audio and video member profiles makes Maleforce Mobile the hottest gay dating mobile app around! And it’s free!
Maleforce Mobile is a fully feature-loaded chat and mobile social network service for gay guys. Downloading the Maleforce Mobile app to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is quick and easy. Within seconds you can find guys near to you, view their video or audio message, profile and photo. Message back and forth or receive incoming calls from other guys directly via your free anonymous Direct Connect number!
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