This navigation is new. We'd appreciate your feedback. Share your thoughts here. Monday 12 September Grindrthe location-based mobile dating app hugely popular among gay men, has launched a new version for straight people. Joel Simkhai, Grindr's founder and chief executive, said the only difference was that Blendr is less focused on sex. It is very difficult to meet new people who are interested in the same things you are — Blendr will help solve the problem.
Simkhai said he created Blendr after being inundated with requests from straight women who were jealous of their gay friends' ability to use Grindr to meet people nearby. But he said the new app was designed as a "friend-finding engine" rather than purely for sex and dating. It is similar to Grindr in that it's a community based on interests.
But while that was based on one interest — being gay — this is based on lots of interests," he told the Guardian. Both apps, which are available to download for free from the Apple app store, display photos and basic details of people nearby based on their phone's GPS location. While Grindr users are required to provide only the scantest of personal information, Blendr users are asked to fill in a survey of their hobbies and interests.
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The blender dating online has managed to avoid notoriously strict internet censorship laws in China and has proved a hit in the Middle East, where gay relationships are either illegal or frowned upon. The company says there are only two countries where it has failed to gain a toehold: He said the company had received several approaches from private equity firms blender dating online to buy him out, but he had declined all offers. Now everyone can try it.
Simkhai claimed that Blendr will put an end to boring lunch breaks and solitary visits to art galleries and museums. Whether you're on the bus, in the checkout line or having a lunch break on your own you can meet new people," he said. He said the app would bring secretive internet dating into the open. Blendr will also allow users to scope out clubs and bars for people they might be interested in meeting before they stump up the entry fee.
The app shows photos of users who have "checked in" to nearby clubs, in a similar blender dating online to Facebook or Foursquare. International edition switch to the UK edition switch to the US edition switch to the Australia edition. The Guardian - Back to home. Grindr founder Joel Simkhai says new app to help straight people meet is less focused on sex.
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