Olympians Crash Grindr


Popular gay dating app Grindr crashed “within minutes” of the arrival of Olympic teams in London today — due to the spike in demand.

“It happened almost as soon as the teams got here. Either loads of athletes were logging on to meet fellow Olympians or were looking to bag a local.”

UPDATE: Well, that was fun while it lasted but not actually true. Grindr told Buzzfeed:

“While we’d love to believe that the best-built men in the world all dressed up in Lycra and congregating in one place can generate a huge increase in Grindr traffic, we can say with confidence that the arrival of the Olympic teams had little or no effect on our server. The truth is that there are many factors that cause a technological service disruption.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →