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Or, if you’re not actually at the bar, you can always just send your crush a “thinking about you… Oh, and speaking of possible regrets, Frankly provides the ultimate luxury: letting you un-send a text, and depending on the retracted content, maintain your dignity.
naked” message along with a tequila shot for him/her to redeem later. While this app may be to new to the game, frankly, it's creating quite the stir. What kind of list would this be if we didn’t include this hook-up app giant?
Admit it: When a guy or girl actually calls you to ask you out, you’re probably even a little taken aback. Now, some apps have mastered this more than others, which is why we’ve done the homework for you and rounded up the top 6.
Disclaimer: You can’t get pregnant or catch a disease from sextual intercourse, but the process has been known to be habit-forming. Remember when you would meet a guy or gal abroad, call him collect, and fit in all your dirty talk before the “accept the charges” beep?
Part of my eventual disenchantment with hook-up apps, I think, came from its functional redundancy in a major metropolitan area teeming with gay bars and weekly parties and sex clubs and circles of friends who get together at one person’s apartment and fuck.
Were I in the Midwest, for example, where the nearest available sex partner might be 20 miles away instead of 20 feet away, my experience with these apps might be different, as might this piece.
I started using these apps heavily in May 2012 and discontinued use for a few months at a time at various points over the last four years, generally depending on my relationships and their varying degrees of openness. The hook-up app (in this piece, I’m referring solely to those that facilitate men having sex with men, as that’s where the bulk of my experience with these apps lies) has, in less than a decade, become integral to gay culture—in fact it is designed and run to be a gay space (profiles posted by cis women are deleted), and as such, it’s one of few pure examples in this era of increasing visibility/assimilation of formerly all-gay spaces.
The male hook-up app is exclusive in the way that many gay bars with their screaming bachelorettes are not.
I spent one Saturday morning late last year on my couch toggling back from Grindr to Scruff to Grindr to Scruff.