Blaire is sent a link to a screenshot of a past message in which Val told Laura to kill herself.Val is suddenly brought back into the chat, but then is shown falling to the floor.
This way, people who have met through Tumblr can chat easily without having to give up their real identity.” I ignore it and return my attention to the sea of forty-five-year-old men with usernames like “Drunky.” Anyone worth messaging in here? I’m seeing so many men with questionable facial hair that I double-check my profile to make sure that I haven’t accidentally indicated a preference for goatees. I scream and toss the phone to the other end of the couch, as if this action will repel the men within it.I don’t have much time to think about it—brrring brrrring—because two new messages arrive in the chat window. Even though I know these men can’t see my exact location, I feel cornered, overwhelmed.That's where self-explanatory website Just Ask Me Out comes in.It takes the small talk out of the matching equation and gets you straight to the 'yay' or 'nay' of fixing a date.Contrast Grindr’s success with that of Blendr: the founders weren’t willing to disclose the number of users, opting instead to send me an anodyne statement that they “are thrilled with the pace of Blendr’s growth,” which, they say, “was faster in the first six months of launch than Grindr’s adoption rate during its first six months.” The company declined to say how many of those users are actually, well, using the app.