Grindr, the very profitable, male-only location-based hookup facilitator for homosexual, bisexual and gay-curious boys, has subscribed 2 million consumers in 2 decades. Now, the maker of Grindr keeps founded a fresh application Blendr that replicates Grindr’s template, with one important perspective: permits lady to join up, as well.

Grindr founder and Chief Executive Officer Joel Simkhai states that Blendr, which founded throughout the new iphone 4 and Twitter on September 8, just isn’t about hookups, but friendships.

“we have checked social networking and felt that it wasn’t very personal,” Simkhai stated in an interview. “With Blendr, we are getting ‘social’ into social networking. You look at Facebook and you will promote factors, however you are unable to truly satisfy new-people. With Blendr there will be no better method to help make latest friends.”

There is reason to be skeptical of Simkhai’s mentioned purpose, considering that Grindr, which claims is “quick, convenient, and discerning,” is more dating internet site than social networking. But Simkhai states that Blendr and Grindr don’t have a lot of in common when it comes to focus or factor: Blendr has actually “evolved from Grindr, they truly are cousins,” according to him.

“Grindr is all about one interest, and that’s being homosexual,” Simkhai mentioned. “That’s just one single certain interest. [For Blendr] we have now earned countless passions . Continue reading