Monday, December 16, 2013

PARENT ALERT: Apple approves homosexual meetup app for users as young as 12

CUPERTINO, CA, December 16, 2013 ( – “If you’re gay and new to an area, how do you find out where gay people hang out?”  That, according to the creators of a newly-approved app for Apple’s iOS-based phones and tablets, is the “overly simplistic description” of the “problem” they sought to solve with – billed as “the only gay social app approved by the iTunes store for 12-year-olds and older.”

Describing itself as “Grindr meets Foursquare,” tracks users’ locations via GPS and lets them search for other users who share their interests and may be near enough for a face-to-face meeting at a restaurant or other venue.  While previous homosexual dating apps like Grindr and Manhunt have been exclusively 18+ due to their focus on facilitating anonymous sexual encounters, managed to win approval for users 12 and up by advertising itself as the “LGBT app that you can bring home to Mom.”  (more...)

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