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Melinda, one of the handful of women that I found in my area on the app, says, "I joined Blendr because my friend is on Grindr and we were talking about how beneficial it would be for an application like Grindr [to exist] for heterosexuals." And yet, she says she was disappointed to find that "most people are treating this like a hookup site and nothing more," since "it could be a great networking application." As is often the case, the reality of no-strings hookups is less desirable than imagined.
"There was one guy that I was talking to that I stopped responding to because he was just a little off and he is still sending me pictures of him surfing, pictures of coffee and asking me if I want to go on vacation with him." (Pictures of coffee?
The search results for users in my area included gay men and straight women, even after we set my profile to indicate that I'm a woman who's into men. It's meant to be for everyone looking for everything, so it's not working for anyone.
One of the primary benefits of Grindr is its clarity. My friend and I found that some people are coming to Blendr in search of a true Grindr analog.
Ok Cupid is also getting into the location-based dating game with an app called Locals. Unlike Grindr, which is overtly sexual, Blendr bills itself as a way to "find friends." Still, I wanted to try Blendr for myself.
Since I’ve got an Android phone and the app is only available on Apple devices right now, I enlisted a close gay friend to download it, create a profile for me, and tell me how it compared to his experience on Grindr. Only the gays will get it."), and I deputized him to pull images from my Facebook page and use real details about me. Grindr profiles, on the other hand, are about physical description and sexual preferences ("You need an ab shot, an arms shot, a face shot, and a cock shot" to get anywhere with Grindr correspondence, my friend explained to me matter-of-factly).
Hence, the demand for a location-based app to broadcast who's single and looking.
Grindr has finally caught on and released a hetero-centric version called Blendr.
In other words, the only way to make a straight version of Grindr work is to make it woman-centric.
Also in luck: people who want to meet up with total Internet strangers based on a shared interest in one of the generic categories provided (e.g., "dogs" or "nightlife").
But those expecting a sexual playground will be disappointed.
One of those things is a major problem for the much-hyped app, which has been heralded as the straight version of the gay hookup service Grindr.
Like its predecessor, Blendr uses your smartphone's GPS system to show a photo lineup of users closest to wherever you are.