Encourages its users to divide the planet into those who find themselves and the ones that are perhaps not viable objects that are sexual to crude markers of identification – to think when it comes to sexual ‘deal-breakers’ and ‘requirements’. By doing this, Grindr merely deepens the grooves that are discriminatory which our intimate desires currently move. But online dating sites – and particularly the abstracted interfaces of Tinder and Grindr, which distil attraction down seriously to the requirements: face, height, fat, age, race, witty tagline – has perhaps taken what exactly is worst concerning the ongoing state of sex and institutionalised it on our displays.
A presupposition of ‘What the Flip? ’ is that this is certainly a peculiarly homosexual issue: that the homosexual male community is simply too shallow, too body-fascist, too judgy.
The homosexual guys within my life state this kind of thing on a regular basis; all of them feel bad about this, perpetrators and victims alike (many see themselves as both). Continue reading “The apparent irony of ‘What the Flip? ’ is that Grindr, by its nature”