As Brittani noted, Grindr attempts like Qrushr have disappeared and failed to fill the void. Like all social media, if the trend isn’t broadly adapted it’ll fail regardless of its ground-breaking technology. Grindr use has become such an everyday thing that guys feel comfortable whipping it out (that’s what he said) over coffee or beers or brunch.
Does mobile community and digital gaydar sound like something queer women want?
We want instant gratification for very little work.
Girl Dar was released earlier this year, championing itself as a way to “connect queer women for networking and friendship purposes.” Hansen, Ali and I downloaded it last month and in terms of functions, it’s remedial at best — it’s just a wall.
Krysten, the developer, has repeatedly posted that it’s still in its infancy and needs the support and patience of its members.
In July we held off on criticizing it and decided to see how it grew.
Apps like LGBT Chat and Lesbian Chat are just chat rooms, bringing all the discomfort of 2001 Yahoo chats to the convenience of your i Phone. Hansen and I looked at some of the apps that the Washington Post and NPR say are revolutionizing relationships for men and women.
Although these apps are primarily getting straight strangers to talk, some are supposedly throwing a bone.