Waxman hadn't heard of gokon, crew dates or formal swaps when he started Grouper, though he admits it was reassuring to find out that the idea existed elsewhere when he did discover them. Instead, he was trying to recreate better times. "What are the things that, whether you're at university or a house party, can make meeting people a lot more comfortable and a lot more consistent?" he asks. "There are some basics: you know that when you go to a Grouper that there are going to be three people there, and they've been screened and matched to you manually. The first drink is already taken care of, so if you like each other, there's not that awkwardness of having to handle the cheque. It's trying to create from scratch an organic, comfortable experience." … [Read more...] about How online dating can click when you meet more than one person
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Grinding is an intoxicating experience. I was first introduced to it on the roof terrace of a bar in east London by my friends J and W. J launched the app on his iPhone and I got palpitations as the grid of portraits (ordered in terms of geographical proximity – your nearest Grindr user is posted at the top left) instantly unfurled itself across the screen. All these men, effectively coming on to – well, not me, but still… It is literally a sexy app and the overflow of that sexual potency, the decadence, sweeps you along on a wave of lust, regardless of who you are and what your gender or sexual orientation might be. I was reminded of the first time I entered words into the search criteria on Google, of the first time I downloaded music from iTunes – I knew I was engaging with a bit of technology that would alter things on a profound level. … [Read more...] about Grindr: a new sexual revolution?
EasyJet takes to the skies today for the first time since March 30 with flights back at GatwickEasyJet took to the skies again today for the first time since its planes were grounded on March 30 - with passengers facing a raft of new coronavirus safety measures including mandatory face masks and an alcohol ban. … [Read more...] about So much for the new rules! TfL hands out 30,000 free masks as one in five bus and Tube passengers try to ride without face-covering risking a £100 fine today
Miss Earp, from Hartshorne, said: "It takes a lot for him to do something and it has affected his breathing so much, but he can sit up on his own now and he surprises us all the time. … [Read more...] about Mum’s horror after son, 3, unable to wake up due to spinal injury that left him paralysed
M1 Ossett today - It’s only a car ! But on this occasion a 20 minute old brand new Lamborghini that stopped due mechanical failure in lane 3 them hit from behind by an innocent motorist #couldhavecried pic.twitter.com/S1f9YEQGcD … [Read more...] about New Lamborghini sports car crashes in West Yorkshire twenty minutes into first trip