We need to talk about how Grindr is affecting gay men’s mental health

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Gay or straight, the laws of online dating have always been balanced. Gay men have Grindr. Straight men have Tinder. But what about straight men looking to woo or wingman with other men, you ask? Say hello to Bro, the app that everyone is talking about. Straight, gay or bisexual — Bro is an all-accepting sausage fest, and makes no qualms about it. Sexuality is a continuum and not a binary, and Bro recognises that. Yes, and no. There are less faceless torsos, more happy faces of people doing happy things.

These tips can help! Some people abuse the term loosely, applying it en route for sex-laden situationships , casual bone buddies, and FWBs. Others reserve it designed for dynamics with more intimacy or allegiance. Some questions to ask yourself: Can you repeat that? is my preferred relationship structure? Can you repeat that? is my relationship orientation? What aim of commitment, time, and energy am I willing to bring into this dynamic right now? What are my current priorities? Do my goals after that dreams involve another person or erstwhile people?

You may not have realised, however, so as to BRO is also the name of a new social app just designed for men. It's heavily branded with laddish imagery - like those red cups you see people chugging beer absent of in frat films - after that language too. It also appears a lot like a hook-up app. Accordingly is it a place for above-board, manly men to date other above-board, manly men? On further investigation, I think it might be a bit more nuanced than that.