In January 2012, Grindr announced it was named the winner of Tech Crunch's 2011 Crunchies Award for Best Location Application at the Fifth Annual Crunchies Awards Ceremony in San Francisco at Davies Symphony Hall.

Separately, Grindr was crowned the winner of the 2012 i Date Awards in two of the 12 categories for Best Mobile Dating App and Best New Technology at the ninth annual Dating Industry & Internet Dating Conference in Miami.

Your email (which was much more lengthy than I could share here) detailed a history of trust and commitment issues between you and your partner.

In August 2013, Grindr released an updated version of the app which requires users to create an account.

Grindr says this was done to reduce spam and improve portability.

In April 2012, Grindr announced that About.com's readers named Grindr the Best Dating App for the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, with 74 percent of readers choosing Grindr over Are You Interested, SKOUT, Tagged, Tingle and Zoosk.

In 2011, added the Best Dating App category, and out of all the nominees, Grindr is the only exclusively gay app to be nominated – not to mention the first gay app to win the title of Best Dating App.

This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative photos of men, arranged from nearest to furthest away.

Tapping on a picture will display a brief profile for that user, as well as the option to chat, send pictures, and share one's precise location.Additionally, both Grindr and Blendr were selected as Official Honorees of the 2012 Webby Awards for award-winning work in the Social (handheld devices) category.Out of nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded only to the top 15% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement."Can a person get messages from one of these mobile dating things if someone doesn't sign up/or leave that particular cell number?I had one from which transfers into a sex website (porn pics, etc.) and I never have been on one of these in my life! I am afraid my boyfriend is lying to me." My first reaction was to ask the reader for more information to clarify her situation.It runs on i OS and Android and is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions (the latter called Grindr Xtra).