Is Instagram the new Grindr?

Untitled-2With the introduction of direct messaging to Instagram and Grindr allowing you to now link to your Instagram account something interesting has happened. I’m spending more time on Instagram talking to guys than I am on Grindr. Grindr’s notorious lack of reliability aside it’s been a useful tool for connecting with locals when I’m travelling and talking cheaply with my friends, but with Instagrams addition of direct messaging the game has changed.

Instagrams DM system is still a little clumsy, you have to start a new conversation each time you send an image but with the ability to access your friends entire library instantly you can now stalk each other without having to even speak first. There is potential for this image sharing app to turn in to something all on it’s own. Now when a guy asks me for pics on Grindr I just reply, check out my Insta.

My Insta conversations are starting to look surprisingly like my Grindr conversations;

You’re hot

Nice ass

Dick pic?

Not only are guys now chatting and sharing dick pics on Instagram they’re also hooking up. I’ve met a few guys in the last month from Instagram as well as a hot muscle boy couple who said they have been IMG_5731following me on Insta for a while. The best thing about Instatricks are that you know they’re already interested because they’re following you hehe.

Hook ups aside, checking out your crushes Instagram account also gives you an insight in to who they are. It all sounds a little bit stalkerish but in the age where our digital privacy is so open the dating game is constantly changing. Whether it’s a good or a bad thing is yet to be seen, but it is what it is.

I don’t know where all this Instagram goodness is going but I sure as hell like it.

Whatever you do and wherever you get your lovin from, remember have fun and be safe.

One thought on “Is Instagram the new Grindr?

  • February 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm
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    welcome to the modern gay guys attempt at using the English language

    You’re hot

    Nice ass

    Dick pic?

    *mind goes blank.

    Reply

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