Over the span of three months, Stephen Port, the Grindr serial killer, murdered four victims after meeting them on the gay dating app. And as much as people want to believe that this was an isolated incident, it’s barely the tip of the iceberg. Grindr crimes are some of the most horrific acts that have been committed in recent history. Not only because of the trust that’s betrayed between closeted men, but also because of the young age of some of the victims.
It says something about the world we live in when the general populous is hardly surprised when they hear about crimes being committed via a gay dating app. Grindr murder has almost become a cliché in the few short years that the app has been available, and it’s unfortunate that two people meeting on an app designed specifically for illicit meet ups can’t simply do what they wanted to do because the black cloud of Grindr death is hanging over them.