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Grindr announces more than four million total users; to release updated app with new filters

News release from Grindr:


Hot on the heels of this month’s Pride celebrations across the globe, Grindr today unveils that it has now reached more than 4 million total users and 1.1 million active daily users. To deliver an even better experience to these millions of users and to continue to reach ever more guys, a whole new Grindr is set to be unleashed this summer.

Download the Grindr World Heat Map: http://grindr.com/map.

The Grindr World Heat Map is a worldwide bird’s-eye view of Grindr’s massive gay community of more than 4 million. It's a world-map snapshot of logged-in Grindr users at 7:45 p.m. PST on Sunday, June 3, 2012. The map displays the app’s sheer power and sweeping reach, showing users in even the remotest corners of the world logged into Grindr, and it provides a visual glimpse into the activity of a portion of Grindr’s 1.1 million daily users at just one particular moment in time.

“With 4 million men, Grindr is the best place to meet guys, and we’re introducing the new Grindr, which makes your search a lot easier and faster, with new features such as filters and communities,” said Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr. “The new Grindr continues our commitment to innovation and our belief in leveraging location-based technologies to help gay men find one another.”

The new Grindr will revolutionize the Grindr experience for the app’s user base, which is by far the biggest, farthest-reaching and widest-ranging of any gay mobile social app. The new Grindr will present users with better functionality, including filters, a new slide-screen menu, and an optimized interface with a revamped look and feel that still maintains the classic Grindr framework everyone knows and loves.

There’ll also be a long list of new features that the guys of Grindr are sure to find extremely helpful in meeting the right guy. Here’s just a sampling of what the new Grindr will be capable of:

  • A new filter option will let users narrow down their search results.
  • A new profile field and filter setting with communities (e.g., bears, jocks, and more) will allow users to personalize their experience by specifying what kind of guy they are and what kind of guy they’re looking for. That way, they’ll increase their odds of finding someone who’s just their type.
  • A new chats screen will enable users to see all of their recent chats in list form.
  • And many more features to be released this summer.


With the new Grindr, the company will continue in its grand tradition of providing a product that users love – as well as a product that proves yet again that Grindr is an industry leader in innovative app technology.

The new Grindr will be better, faster, smarter and more efficient, and it’ll be available to iOS (including iPad), Android and BlackBerry users this summer.

The current Grindr app is available for free, as well as in a premium subscription version, Grindr Xtra, on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; on Android; and on most BlackBerry models. After downloading the app, users can log on, see who’s around them, and chat and meet up.


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