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(Read more on that in our feature about the site's launch.) But at its core, Grindr is still a great place for seeking out casual relationships.
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"When I think about the first mobile app that really, I felt, gained critical mass, it was Grindr," says Julie Spira, dating expert and CEO of
"Grindr paved the way for people to be aware that there is this dating-on-the-fly scenario happening." On Grindr, you can browse the profiles of fellow users in your area.
The biggest players in the online dating scene tend to emphasize the chance for a lasting connection.
But the reality is, plenty of people out there are just looking for something casual.