Jon Dale Shadel — Writer, Editor and Producer
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Washington Post: “Grindr was the first big dating app for gay men. Now it’s falling out of favor.”

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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.

 "Grindr was the first big dating app for gay men. Now it’s falling out of favor." was published in The Washington Post on December 6, 2018.    Read the entire story    here   .

"Grindr was the first big dating app for gay men. Now it’s falling out of favor." was published in The Washington Post on December 6, 2018.


Read the entire story here.