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The Grindr Generation: Peter Seeks Platonic Connections


On Grindr's 8th birthday, we look at how the app has affected millennials.

Millennials are the first generation of young queer people to have social apps, such as Grindr, at the palm of their hands. With the need to go physically cruising or approach a stranger in a bar being practically obsolete, how do these apps affect this generation in their daily lives?

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Found after reaching out to potential subjects on Grindr, Peter is a New York-based art student from Southern California. He downloaded Grindr in hopes of making meaningful platonic connections. Ultimately, he's become a participant in the "meat market" that is the app. OUT recently caught up with Peter in Washington Heights to closely examine "The Grindr Generation:"

This week, OUT will be looking back at Grindr's 8-year legacy since the gay hook-up app first launched on March 25, 2009. Through a series of stories and images, we'll investigate where we came from to know where we're going.

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