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I saw another with a profile containing the Grindr-common phrase, “Sorry lost all my chats,” to inform those with whom he’d communicated previously that he wouldn’t be able to refer to his past conversations with them.
I know why he lost all his chats—because he deleted the app, then caved and reinstalled it.
(Which isn’t to say, of course, that its exclusive ethos isn’t vulnerable—the Daily Beast’s now-deleted Olympics Grindr piece, in which straight journalist Nico Hines mined Grindr for data on gay athletes, is a perfect example of how these apps can be infiltrated by heteros.)The hook-up app is integrated into gay culture, and integrated into the hook-up app (or, if you prefer a softer term, app) is an open sense of dependency on it and of pushing back against that.
At least, that’s how it is in New York, a place that offers what feels like unlimited opportunity to meet other men who are interested in having sex with men.
That makes sense within this argument, since beyond sex, there’s something about adopting these apps as a lifestyle that can eventually make you feel stuck behind glass, tapping more out of habit than thought.
Our devices have great power to trap us in repetitive behaviors without our noticing how repetitive they are.
At some point, I realized three hours had passed, and I still hadn’t moved from my couch or started my day.
Even if I had, it undoubtedly would have been interrupted by a hook-up app, and/or a hook-up, though the latter was far less likely.
The male hook-up app is exclusive in the way that many gay bars with their screaming bachelorettes are not.
There’s nothing in the [smart phone] manual that says, ‘Caution: This device may be addictive.’ But that should be there!
”Greenfield didn’t have Grindr-, Stuff- or any hook-up app-specific data to share with me—in fact, he doesn’t differentiate between apps when discussing internet addiction.
It gives you a reward in an unpredictable fashion in terms of when, what, and how.
Even if you’re on the internet looking for information and just searching for news, or you’re looking at emails or text messages or you’re on an app on your phone, like Grindr or Tinder or whatever, you’re doing exactly the same thing.