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They’re not exactly the Golden Globes or Oscars, but the Grindr ‘Best of Awards’ are entertainingly fun in their own right. The gays have to give their two cents as well during this hectic awards season.

For the third year in a row, the leading all-male geo-social networking app, surveyed its extensive user base to determine this year’s winners. When they weren’t looking for their next hookup, users weighed in on everything from their favorite song, television show and movie, to the gay icon of the year and the hottest trends.

“For three years now, we’ve released our Grindr ‘Best of Awards’ and it’s gratifying to celebrate the influence and progress of gay culture in mainstream media,” said Grindr founder and CEO Joel Simkhai. “This year, we continue to see more artists and notable figures come out, and more variety and complexity of gay characters in roles across TV and film. It’s always fascinating to poll our Grindr guys on the biggest highlights of the year and it looks like 2014 was a good year for Hillary Clinton, Nick Jonas and Zac Efron – all making our list for the first time ever.”

Check out all their picks below, along with a few predictions for the upcoming year including next celebrity to come out and biggest celebrity train wreck.

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Earlier this week, I wrote about vlogger Neil McNeil’s video where he corralled a couple handfuls of straight men to explore the wonders that is Grindr. Inspired by that clip, the folks over at another gay hookup app gathered up straights of their own to use their product. Jack’d headed to Santa Monica and convinced a quartet of hot guys for their experiment. Check out what these dudes have to say about this favorite gay pastime.

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Watch Straight Men React To Grindr

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!
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Vlogger Neil McNeil corralled a couple handfuls of straight men to explore the wonders that is Grindr. Before actually perusing through the gay app, McNeil asks each of them what they think the app is all about.

While most understand the concept before using it, others are clueless. Most agree though that they expect to be inundated with plenty of pics of torsos, abs and dicks. With regards to the latter, some are surprised at the lack of peen shots. With that being said, one gigantic penis does grab the attention of one of the straights. Someone’s a secret bottom ;)

Later in the clip, the guys are asked to guess what certain acronyms like DDF, UC and BB stand for. One hilariously thinks BB stands for “big bottom.” In the end, most of the guys are jealous of the well-designed app and respect the honesty and forthrightness of the users. Watch them scroll through the app to see what’s really down the rabbit hole. Check out the clip below.

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One of my favorite things to do (when intoxicated) is grab one of my friends’ phone and do dramatic readings of their text messages in front of everyone. I love picking conversations that don’t have names attached. You just know the number is some random hookup. It never fails, I usually stumbled upon some salacious flirting that provides numerous laughs and juicy gossip ;)

This clip from Second City Network is totally up my alley. The famed comedy theater group recite actual messages found on Grindr, Growlr and Scruff. As you would expect, the clip is full of laughs. It’s actually kinda insane how everything sounds out loud. The girl waving while saying ‘bottom here‘ is my favorite. Check out the video below.

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Is Racial Preference Racism?

In: Adam, Politics & Issues, Totally GAY!

For sad single years now, I’ve been cruisin’ for a bruisin’ (you know where ;) using all the available online resources.Grindr one day showed me a picture of a young black guy who had posted a smiling picture of himself with some interesting stats to accompany the profile: “Age 20, 5″10, 150 lbs… white”. Upon seeing this I burst out laughing at the sheer oddity of it.

To give it some context, your profile on the gay, hookup, iPhone app Grindr has a default of no ethnicity so one must choose to post what race they are and second, the “slipped finger” excuse doesn’t apply here as the “black” response has 5 different options between it and “white”. Realizing this choice was more than likely made on purpose I reasoned it was okay to post a screen shot of this scene to my facebook to find out what people deduced was the reasoning. Just as I was about to post it however, I wondered: “Is it racist to laugh at this?” I know me, and I know I’m not a racist person but am- like the rest of the world- sensitive to the issue and always try to think before I speak and act on issues of race, religion and ethnicity. In the end, I of course posted the pic and got a handful of fun and non-hateful comments from my friends regarding it. But, the whole situation caused me to think about race and dating on the internet.

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It’s Cyrano de Bergerac for a modern age. Vincent played by Rent’s Anthony Rapp is uncomfortable in his own skin but witty on his favorite hook-up app. His buddy Thane (Pasha Pellosie), on the other handm, is extremely hot but not the most articulate person in the world.

Thane asks Vincent to ‘grind’ for him using his underwear pics. With Vincent’s flirty online banter and his sexy photos, Thane is hoping to attract a new batch of clever guys who never gave him a chance previously. It ends up working but Vincent is addicted to the rush of being ‘newly hot.’ He’s never before experienced being pursued by so many suitors. As their paths run through darker territory, both men will question: Is a monster created or revealed?

Grind is a musical film written and directed by Zachary Halley with music by Derek Gregor and lyrics by Selda Sahin. It takes a sexy and artistic look at the ways we connect in today’s multi screened hook-up culture and asks, “Do you REALLY know who you’re talking to?” In addition to Rapp and Pellosie, Grimm’s Claire Coffee also stars in the indie production. Check out the trailer below.

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The Grindr Best Of 2013 Awards

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Donovan, Totally GAY!
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Award season is officially underway! Even Grindr is getting in on the action. They recently released their best of 2013 year end list. From gay icon of the year (Neil Patrick Harris) to best comeback of the year (Netflix), users of the ubiquitous hookup app made their voice heard on a multitude of categories.

2013 was a banner year of celebrities coming out. Not surprisingly with all the headlines he generated, Wentworth Miller earned Grindr’s best coming out story. Solid choice. I was lucky enough to witness Miller’s first appearance after coming out at the HRC Gala Dinner in Seattle.

Along with revealing the best of the best in the past year, Grindr also weighed in on what they expect will be big and make headlines in 2014. Find out below who they think the next celebrity to come out is and what will become obsolete.

check out all the winners after the jump

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I’m in love. I am so in love I can’t even stand it. I want to introduce you all to Craig Ramsay.

I first got a glimpsed of this blonde god on an episode of 2 Broke Girls during the Grindr episode and nearly fell off my couch. In a 5 second cameo he became one of my most favourite characters. It wasn’t until today that I realized how absolutely madly in internet love I was with this soon to be viral internet sensation. (Trust me, it’s going to happen).

Craig Ramsay has something called the 5 Minute Workout Anywhere, and when he says anywhere he MEANS it. Fitting rooms, the copy machine and even in church! Craig is not accepting your excuse for not finding 5 minutes to work out. Craig is a gem, I WISH he had a class here in town it would be the most popular thing in the city. The funny thing is these actually work! I do really really feel the burn. I am really making copies AND making progress. I am praying away those sinful calories!

You need to watch these clips and tell me what you think in the comments below!

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