A precursor to modern dating as we know it, Grindr helped pioneer geosocial-based dating apps when it launched in 2009. Today it maintains one of the largest queer communities online, touting some 27 million users worldwide. But a decade on, there are signs in the United States that Grindr may be losing ground in a dense field of competing apps that offer similar services without all the baggage. For this report in The Washington Post, I investigated how Grindr’s year of blunders, from major data breaches to news that the company’s straight president may not support marriage equality, is driving users away — speaking to both employees within the Los Angeles corporate offices as well as users throughout the United States. A version of this story also ran in the business section of The Los Angeles Times.