Within the quietly thriving gay scene in India’s entertainment and financial capital, one thing appears to be common.“Everybody from the gay community is using Grindr,” Inder Vhatwar, a Mumbai fashion entrepreneur, said of the dating app geared toward gay men.
Despite a national law banning same-sex intercourse, tens of thousands of gay Indians use Grindr for social networking, dating and, yes, sex.
Predictably, someone from Grindr has turned up admitting there’s no implicit link between athletes arriving and their network’s failure.
All the same, the story still reveals how much has changed in the way gay city dwellers use the towns they live in.
He told me he wanted to get laid and I have respect for him, so I put on my Grindr shirt and I’m talking to people and dancing a lot to remind him that life goes on after a breakup.
Wear a No H8 shirt, volunteer, put rainbows on your backpack; say that you’re here, you’re queer and you just want to go on a date.
Recently people have been asking me about Grindr a lot — there’s some controversy surrounding this i Phone app that GPS locates other interested gays.
Well, as it happens, I wore my Grindr T-shirt out to a bar on Saturday night as a sort of an experiment.
Also, I was playing wingman, so I thought it would be fun and sexy.
Him: I don’t think I’m interested in talking to you.