This poll may not be the most scientific, but the Match.com for sugar daddies known as Seeking Arrangement has done a poll of its 11,000 gay members and found that West Hollywood ranks number one in a list of sluttiest U.S. cities? The poll asked how many gay men in the city join dating sites just to hook up, and how many had 10 or more sexual partners in the course of a year. D.C. came in second, and San Francisco, which we've always known was damn slutty, came in third. Surprisingly, New York comes in a lowly eighth, behind San Diego (?!), so we have to wonder a little about the reliability of this poll. Like all those New York queens are so relationship-oriented? Whatever. They're just more adept liars. And the West Coast likes to own its sluttiness. [Queerty]
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A guy named Evan Ross Katz just wrote the internet's umpteenth blog post about Grindr and what it all means and how many times he's deleted it and downloaded it again. Now, we're taking this with a grain of salt because a) it was written by a twentysomething guy in New York who doesn't sound like he knows what the hell he wants, and b) we know someone who totally fell in love and is really happy now because of Grindr. But, of course, that latter case is pretty goddamn rare. And if we lived in New York and not in S.F., we'd also probably be even more tempted by Grindr because there are SO MANY MORE HOT MEN THERE, and temptation is not something we do well with. Case in point, this guy says that Grindr is "a meat market, and fine, I'll take it, but we're talking foie gras and caviar, not a Sonic burger (that would be Manhunt)." Alas, in cities beside New York, it is more like Arby's and the occasional Red Lobster entree, and the guys on Scruff are actually hotter, but we digress.
The Oxford English Dictionary has announced the addition of sexting to it's official dictionary. OED has previously added jeggings, mankini, LOL, OMG, and <3. What does this mean for the gays? It means that every Grindr chat probably contains enough "English" words to qualify as a senior thesis. Congratulations, you got a PhD along with your orgasm.
ManHunt is going the way of Facebook and forcing users to opt out if they don't want their profiles to suddenly become available to non-users of the site. They just sent out an email, according to Queerty (naturally we would have never known otherwise), in which they say "later this month, visitors to Manhunt will be able to search instantly from the login page, even if they don't have an account yet. We're making this change so that it's even easier for guys to find each other on Manhunt. If you're a fan of the additional exposure, you don't have to do a thing! If you'd prefer to keep your profile hidden from guys who aren't members of the site yet, it's easy to adjust your privacy settings."
This means more ways to find people like Davey Wavey showing off their (quite sizeable) junk. But it also means your mom might find you spreading your cheeks and showing off your hole. Careful out there... [Queerty]
File under inevitable: A 54-year-old Vancouver man has been charged in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old after the former found the latter on Grindr. We didn't realize this, but you only have to be 17 to join Grindr, so, uh, be careful out there, all ye twink chasers! [Vancouverite via Towle]
A new gay dating (/hookup?) site called ManCrunch is making a bid to steal market share from ManHunt by buying 30 seconds of advertising during the Super Bowl. Dorothy Is Dead speculated that the ad (above) was just done on spec, largely for YouTube publicity, but Fox News now confirms that CBS is in fact reviewing the ad for possible airing. (UPDATE: CBS say no dice.) Some might jump to say that advertising a gay site during the Super Bowl is counter-productive given the audience for football, but that's just stupid because anything that gets you this much national press is an excellent thing for business. But yes, ManCrunch is a terrible name and makes no sense at all.
Well now that we've gone all global, gays, pillows, and iPhone apps come from anywhere on the planet. Apparently, gay iPhone app pillows are no exception. Made all the way in Saint Petersburg, Russia, this custom made iconpillow of the popular GPS cock-locating app Grindr is the perfect place to rest your pretty head while you grindr your molars to bits after seeing the naked torso of your ex on said app. Or it can serve as the perfect pillow to bite while desperately trying to get over said ex. It comes in washable fleece, so be sure to clean up. [Etsy]
If you've ever been in Germany, or if Germany's ever been in you (and if you're lucky, it has), you've probably got a profile on GayRomeo, where a good part of Europe goes online to meet their meat -- bratwursts, to be precise. GayRomeo hasn't taken much of a bite out of Manhunt's monopoly on the American online sausage markt, but this campy romp starring hot-in-some-shots German kabarett star Holger Edmaier might win some converts. Even though it's in German, you'll probably relate to the guilt of embellishing your online profil. There is a dubbed English version available, but it's just not as fun and well, just not as GERMAN.