The same guy who put Grindr together is going to put out a straight... I mean "mainstream" version of the app:
"Users love our existing location-based mobile experience, and we recognize the demand for a mainstream app," Grindr founder Joel Simkhai said in a press release.
"We're thrilled to continue harnessing the power of location to deliver a compelling new global platform that fundamentally changes and improves the way we meet new people."
Straight people are about as slutty as gay people, but I wonder whether such an app will catch on considering the hang-ups straight people have about sex. It's the sort of thing I wonder when I hear about gay bathhouses that do straight nights twice a week or about the several straight bathhouses in this town (this is a big city), so there is a market for this. A smaller market, but a market nonetheless.
What's interesting is that they had to launch a new app under a new name instead of just letting people put in their gender and the gender or genders of the people they're seeking. It's almost as though there are people who don't want their sluttiness associated with ours....
Brian Safi's video on Grindr is after the jump.