Over half a million people use it, and according to the company, around 1,000 new users join every day.
The basic application is free, but there is also a paid version that has no ads.
There is also a version that can be used with a Blackberry or the Android operating system, and Grindr versions for lesbians, bisexuals and straight people are in development.
But he also takes a peek at the available men during boring meetings, the way others might check their e-mail or surf through Facebook. A friendly game to pass the time while doing something else," he said.
"People of any age and from any background use it, even those in senior management positions." Great for Muslims Most Grindr and Atraf users live in the center of the country, but location-based software is actually more efficient for residents of the periphery.
"Using the location application in the periphery can be much more meaningful," says Nir Zadikario, Atraf's manager.
"A surfer who lives in a town in the north will be much more excited to find another surfer who is 500 meters away from him, than a surfer in the heart of Tel Aviv, who will find several dozen surfers within a 50-meter radius." On Grindr, A.
"The feeling was as if a catalog of men was spread in front of you and you just had to choose.
At the time there were maybe one or two gay bars, and for scared kids like me, it was a significant opportunity." More than a decade later, sites like Check Me Out and its successor, Atraf, are being outpaced, or at least complemented, by an i Phone application that reached these shores six months ago and is quickly gaining pace.
Grindr uses GPS technology to locate gay men in close proximity to the user, displaying their photos and letting users know how far away their potential partners are located. is 30, works in high-tech and is open about being gay. looked at Grindr, someone wrote to him from a few dozen meters away. "What could actually happen with a guy I met on an i Phone application?
He is looking for a relationship and was resistant to downloading Grindr when a friend first told him about it. For sure, he would end up having three ears or something.
But something told me to meet him, and believe it or not, I found a treasure that is even hard to find in real life." Y., a 25-year-old technology and cellular communication blogger, sees Grindr as "the best thing there ever was." "It brings location-based technology to a new record," he said. You choose someone nearby, write him a few words, exchange photos and if you're both interested, you meet." Y.