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Grindr Reveals Best Of 2013 Awards, Makes Predictions For 2014

GrindrSome might say gay-dating app Grindr has its finger on the pulse of what many gay men want (and, some would argue, need). As such, the all-male social network app surveyed its users in the U.S, U.K. and Australia to find out a few of their favorite things from 2013 and what predictions they have for 2014 on a wide range of topics like, "biggest celebrity train wreck, the hottest gadget, and the next celebrity to come out of the closet."

The results are in AFTER THE JUMP...

The winners of Grindr’s Best of 2013 Awards are:

  • Gay icon of the year: Neil Patrick Harris
  • Straight ally of the year: Lady Gaga
  • Best coming out story: Wentworth Miller
  • Enemy of the LGBT community: Vladimir Putin
  • Best song of 2013: “Same Love: by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  • Best movie of 2013: Gravity
  • Best TV show on air: “Modern Family”
  • Most wanted man in the Grindr cascade: Channing Tatum
  • Best comeback of 2013: Netflix
  • Social blunders: Miley Cyrus’ twerking
  • Biggest loss of 2013: Cory Monteith
  • Next celebrity to come out: Taylor Lautner
  • Hottest gadget of 2014: iPad Air
  • Next state/country to legalize gay marriage: Florida
  • Next celebrity train wreck: Justin Bieber
  • What will become obsolete: Facebook

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  1. Grindr is more a hookup app than a dating app.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Dec 6, 2013 1:34:54 PM

  2. "Dating app" - it's an insult to ppl in actual dating relationships.

    Posted by: Mike | Dec 6, 2013 1:49:24 PM

  3. What's a "dating app?" An app where people don't put out? Some people do still meet in person, through friends, etc.

    Posted by: Joey Y | Dec 6, 2013 1:56:00 PM

  4. I've met friends on there. I never understand the outright derision on the comments re: Grindr. Settle down, people.

    Posted by: Mikey | Dec 6, 2013 1:56:00 PM

  5. On first viewing I thought that man's chest was a trussed chicken. Gross.

    Posted by: sundayboy | Dec 6, 2013 2:04:11 PM

  6. Heh. I love that you ladies all think of yourselves as interesting enough to "date." Don't stop believin'!

    If the Grindr folks are looking to innovate, I'd suggest they start by opening an Exchanges Department. All the guys that pop up in the grid around where I live are unfortunate looking. I'd like to trade them in for some hotter trade.

    Posted by: FFS | Dec 6, 2013 2:08:49 PM

  7. Next marriage equality state-> Florida??
    No way FL will go equality unless it is court ordered. We have a tight constitutional amendment that requires a new ballot initiative with a 60% override. THEN, the tea-party legislature would have to change the laws. Ain't gonna' happen.


    Posted by: acorlando | Dec 6, 2013 2:09:00 PM

  8. Be very careful on those sites; the ones you meet on there, they usually set you up for a actual meet face to face and some guys have been robbed, beaten and worse -killed. Remember anyone can be anyone they want to be behind a computer. Those fabulous dating don't mention that side of it.

    Posted by: Troy | Dec 6, 2013 2:13:28 PM

  9. I once used Grindr while at a bar in the Castro. The damn thing almost exploded. Guys at 2 ft away, 4 ft away, 5 ft away, etc....

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Dec 6, 2013 2:37:27 PM

  10. Lady Gaga is not straight: she's a bisexual!
    I'm so sick of bisexual shaming.

    Posted by: Ryan | Dec 6, 2013 2:39:07 PM

  11. That 'Florida' answer says a lot about the information level of Grindr users, and how much (or little) they understand the political landscape with regard to our rights or otherwise.

    Posted by: Lars | Dec 6, 2013 2:46:54 PM

  12. My thought exactly @Lars.

    Posted by: Ernie | Dec 6, 2013 2:54:16 PM


    Posted by: tbd | Dec 6, 2013 2:57:34 PM

  14. Fitting that they would use a headless and hairless torso for that logo.

    Posted by: David | Dec 6, 2013 2:58:24 PM

  15. well, that list looks diversified.

    Posted by: okay | Dec 6, 2013 3:07:46 PM

  16. Gosh, I date all the time and have never once turned to Grindr. This is San Francisco - no need for Grindr here.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Dec 6, 2013 3:15:20 PM

  17. Justin Bieber "next" celebrity train wreck? What do you call what's going on now?

    Posted by: Craig | Dec 6, 2013 3:32:52 PM

  18. "Best movie of 2013: Gravity"

    Well, if we're going to go THERE then we might as well have said Pacific Rim, which was a lot better than it had any right to be, whereas Gravity did not achieve what it should have.

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 6, 2013 6:10:32 PM

  19. Love the vote for Facebook becoming obsolete. So very very true, if only they could see it.

    Posted by: Nathan | Dec 6, 2013 11:04:11 PM

  20. LOL. I have to agree with the Facebook prediction. I dumped it in September, along with the Twit.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Dec 7, 2013 1:00:49 AM

  21. I met my now husband on Grindr.

    Whatever you call it ...Dating App, Hookup App,'s like life.

    It is what you make of it.

    Posted by: Chrisme | Dec 7, 2013 1:27:55 AM

  22. Hm. You can tell a lot about Grindr's target population based on what they chose.

    Posted by: luminum | Dec 7, 2013 4:48:57 AM

  23. STD rate of Grindr uers: give or take 100%

    Posted by: Enchantra | Dec 7, 2013 11:28:26 AM

  24. Infection rate of Gonorrhea of the Brain: ENCHANTRA

    Posted by: FFS | Dec 7, 2013 3:17:20 PM

  25. crazy boring list.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Dec 9, 2013 10:25:11 AM

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