This goal could have been easily accomplished by checking the apps just a handful of times per week. And yet, what I ended up doing was checking them a handful of times per hour — at home, on my commute, at work, on special occasions. I once almost missed the hotel shuttle to a wedding ceremony because I was caught up in a flirting session with a “curious straight guy” on Tinder. But I still remember what it was like to be checking them every few minutes, always feeling a mini rush of excitement every time yet another person confirmed my fuckability. But how, exactly, do the apps make it so easy for us to get hooked in the first place? And what can we do to quit? Giphy Earlier this month, Rich Juzwiak at Gawker dove into the reasons why gay men in particular can become dependent on hook-up apps.
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The app is often used as a hookup app. By , it was registering about one billion “swipes” per day. They both come from Jewish-Iranian families. Rad has stated that the impetus for the app was his observation that “no matter who you are, you feel more comfortable approaching somebody if you know they want you to approach them. Rad has also stated that Tinder filled a gap for social sites for meeting strangers, rather than connecting with people a user already knows.
Initially, instead of a swiping motion, users would click on either a green “heart” or red “X” to select or move on from the photos shown.
US Snowboarder Jamie Anderson says athletes use ‘Tinder’ app to hook up By John Boarman on February 12, @johnboarman Every year there are reports of mounds of condoms in Olympic .
Athletes increasingly are using apps like Tinder as they look to have fun and escape the pressures of competition inside the Olympic Village. A surge in mobile dating first appeared during the Winter Games in Sochi after Olympic organizers loosened strict social media guidelines that had been in place during the Summer Games in London. Since then, the market for hookup apps has only grown more popular. Tinder, which allows users to swipe right on a profile picture to approve and left to reject, is among the most widely used in the growing market that includes Grindr, Hinge and others.
Tinder spokeswoman Rosette Pambakian said usage has skyrocketed in Rio de Janeiro. Matches in the Olympic Village increased by percent over the weekend, and the company expects that trend to continue, she said. These Summer Games may be a perfect environment for hook ups. Some , condoms have been allocated for athletes, more than three times as many as in London. On Tinder, there are plenty of athlete profiles to choose from.
Many updated their status to reflect they are in Rio with a photo of them shirtless or in a bikini next to the pool or a beach. Has he found anyone?
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I was training for my very first marathon back then and decided it is worth to check it out. Greg McMillan is a runner, exercise scientist and coach — He has coached anything in between beginners and Olympians and I figured I can learn a lot through his website which I did. Anyway, since I signed up for the website quite a few things have changed and more tools and information has been made available and so I think a follow-up to my original McMillan Review is warranted.
More video training has been added to McMillan Pro since my last review. The last time the first set of core training videos was new, but since then a second set of core training videos has been added. Many runners do not know, but having a strong core is very important when it comes to running long distances.
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Olympians’ Emotions Greatly Affected By Prior Expectations Says CU Professor February 13, Olympians’ expectations going into the games often affect how thrilling their victories or agonizing their defeats will be, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder professor. Peter McGraw of the CU-Boulder Leeds School of Business studies human emotions and has found that Olympians often weigh their achievements against their expectations, and the comparisons have a big effect on how happy they are with their medals.
In a recent study, McGraw found that when Olympic athletes’ expectations were lower than the actual outcome of their competition, the athletes’ happiness increased slightly. But when expectations were higher than actual outcomes, happiness decreased, sometimes quite sharply.
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Share this article Share The number of active users within the athletes’ village shot up by 64 per cent, while the number of ‘swipes’ soared by 69 per cent. Profiles from international athletes of nearly every sport can be found with updates like ‘Got plenty of time to kill,’ or ‘Looking for fun in Rio! The International Olympic Committee perhaps anticipated Rio becoming the steamiest on record by handing out , free condoms – the most ever for an Olympics Games. And in addition, Australians have also been given 1, double-strength rubber following concerns of the Zika virus.
The condoms contain an antiviral lubricant for ‘added protection’ designed to combat against the mosquito-borne disease, which can also be transmitted through sexual contact. Track cyclist Sam Welsford was apparently spotted on the hook-up app at the Games More than Australian athletes are staying at the Village during the Olympic Games The IOC says the condoms, which are known as ‘Little shirts of venus’ in Brazil, would encourage 10, athletes and staff to practice safe sex. The athlete’s village has a reputation for promiscuity and condoms have been supplied since the Olympics in Seoul.
Australian swimmer Melanie Schlanger, 29, said recently that athletes will not be abstaining from sex during the games in the village. Share or comment on this article.
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This is the 2nd, edited version of the original article which is deleted as well meanwhile. Identifying details had been removed. Swiping One athlete poses in his full team kit. Others post their Olympic bedspreads as their profile pictures.
The hookup culture at the Olympics was a well-kept secret until recently. More and more athletes have been outspoken about the down and dirty that goes on in the Olympic Village after the competition. The dating app provided free Tinder Gold to all of the Olympians during the games.
Sadly, too good to be true! Here’s what Grindr said to me, via email: 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. Grindr did crash in recent days, and the People UK story quoted from a Grindr blog post about the crash, but the post never actually mentions the Olympics or, you know, any relationship between the two events.
Which is good, because, phew, we want those hard-working athletes to enjoy themselves in London! It claims this happened “within minutes of the first Olympic athletes arriving in London” – but they’re not all arriving in London together. They’re from all over the world, and many go to training camps elsewhere in the UK for a few days before going to London, so “the first to arrive in London” would just have been one more group of people arriving at some of the busiest international airports in the world.
And the link between the Grindr problems and the Olympics was made by those authoritative sources “experts”, “technicians” and “a Londoner”.
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We intentionally neglected to report on the article at first. Many of the athletes outed by Hines were from anti-gay countries. The fact that they were outed in such a disgusting way put their lives at risk. Before the article was taken down more on that later a few edits were made.
The puffer fish, Jonathan said, put up the biggest fight. “That was a tough fish,” he said. “It was grinding its teeth against the hook, the captain had to yank it — it was a tough fish.”.
Russian users of Hunters, a hook-up app that’s similar to Grindr, were also sent threats that a controversial new Russian law banning so-called “gay propaganda” signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin last July would be used to arrest them, according to the chief exec of the developer, Dmitry T. The exec said the following threatening message in English was broadcast on Saturday to all Hunters’ users in Russia: Things reportedly escalated on Sunday after Hunters was blocked in and around Sochi, with local users who attempted to log in being informed that their profile would be blocked for a month.
Around 72, user profiles were deleted throughout Russia, the dev claims. Hunters boasts just Facebook likes and 15 followers on Twitter so its purported huge presence in Russia appeared curious. We asked the developers to explain this apparent discrepancy. In response, Hunters chief exec Dmitry T reasserted that the stories about the warning were genuine and explained the app’s low profile on English-medium and Western social media sites.
Hunters is localized into 12 languages including Russian. We are not communicating to our users via Facebook and Twitter because these SN [social networks] are not popular in Russia. We are using in-app notifications. The Hunters app first appeared in stores in November , with the latest versions going live on Apple’s App Store and Google Play on 30 January and 14 January, respectively.
El Reg also asked developers of the better known Grindr app if there was a more general clampdown in Russia but we’ve yet to receive a reply.
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Not only are most of these relationship-related services a dime a dozen, the matchmaking mentality they espouse seems to have trickled down into the majority of sites that claim to be no-stings services. Luckily, the hookup game is about to change thanks to Mixxxer , an app designed for those looking to connect without dating factoring into the equation whatsoever. Mixxxer is a mobile sex finder that uses geo-location technology to help you find hookup-hungry singles in your area fast.
The folks at Mixxxer believe that when it comes to casual encounters, you CAN judge a book by its cover — photo sharing is the primary means of communication among standard members, while those who shell out for premium service get access to an additional text-based chat function. Not only can users send out as many photos as their little hearts desire, there are absolutely no restrictions when it comes to just what they choose to share. Sending explicit photos to a potential one-night stand or one-morning stand, or one-afternoon stand in order to peak their interest is absolutely encouraged.
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For his disturbing story , Hines—who is straight—set up a profile on the gay hookup app Grindr and used it to trick Olympic athletes into chatting with him. He did not tell them he was a journalist on assignment unless they asked and described several athletes with enough detail that any reader could easily identify them. The Beast initially retracted these identifying details, then took down the entire story with an apology. But Hines went radio silent for seven months, a public silence he broke for the first time on Monday.
The article intruded into the lives of people who had a right to be left alone. That fear is all the more acute in some of the countries whose athletes were gathered together inside the Olympic village. For anyone who was left in fear for their safety back home, I am truly sorry. Advertisement His apology will not mean much to closeted athletes whose lives were endangered or to the openly gay athletes who were essentially entrapped then subject to ridicule for no good reason.
But the more interesting question, I think, is whether the internet will forgive Hines. In the seven months since Hines disappeared, his name has become something of a punchline, especially on gay Twitter. His total withdrawal from the public eye, without so much as a word of regret or explanation, attracted a great deal of ironic speculation. After publishing one of the most notorious stories of , he simply … vanished.
Where did he go?