It was initially launched in the USA in 2009, but as of June 2012, London topped the list of cities with 350,000 users, and the local system crashed, possibly as a result of the arrival in London of Olympic athletes British users increased by 30,000 in 2009 after Stephen Fry mentioned it on the TV show Top Gear.
members have the option to categorise themselves in one of the following "Grindr Tribes":
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/olympic-athletes-london-grindr_n_1695173.html. Huffington Post article, accessed: 2013-05-02. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6GJtucjj2)
- http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jul/04/grindr-the-new-sexual-revolution "Grindr: a new sexual revolution?" by Polly Vernon, The Observer, Sunday 4 July 2010
- Retrieved from Grindr, 21 July 2017