Not long after Grindr launches Grindr for straits, New York and Canada-based mobile startup SinglesAroundMe (SAM) today announced GaysAroundMe (GAM). “In counterpoint to other gay dating apps such as GuySpy, Grindr and Maleforce, GaysAroundMe offers a classy platform through which to meet other gay singles,” said Christopher Klotz, CEO of SinglesAroundMe Inc.”
Mobile dating apps are popping up like mushrooms in New York; HowAboutWe and OKCupid both recently released apps, aiming for a piece of that $3 billion. We’re also told that “the web’s premier relationship compatibility site Moonit (www.moonit.com) is introducing the Moonit Social iPhone app. Now you can walk around with your very own “virtual wingman” in your back pocket that lets you see how compatible you are with everyone you meet for flirting or for friendship.” And don’t forget Bromance, a location-based, ostensibly platonic friend dating app, or Color, for that matter. (JK! JK!)
But apparently, not all mobile dating apps are the same.
Some are classy.
Some are not.
GAM shows other users of the app from 100 feet to 100 miles of your current location, with results displayed on a map. Users can then view each others’ profiles and send “various types of winks and messages to begin flirting.”
The app also features a “Destination Search” tool that allows users to look for gay bars, gay clubs or even gay-friendly restaurants.
GAM’s press release notes that /”Existing Gay users of Singles Around Me can login to the new Gays Around Me app with the same login details and all their information will be seamless between the two apps.” GaysAroundMe is available for iPhone and soon for BlackBerry, the company says.