Kirkkitsch’s Blog

Coming Soon…
June 29, 2014, 4:23 pm
Filed under: CrAPPS

It’s about time for another installment of CrApps (see category in left-hand drop-down menu). It’s been about 3 years since my last installment, and I’ve been collecting plenty of fodder over the years, just for this occasion. However, now that Grindr is low man on the totem pole, that just makes more room for apps like Scruff (the new reigning king…queen?), GROWLr, Jack’d and MISTER. Hooray? Just wait. You’ll see.


Grindr: Profiles
September 21, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: CrAPPS

Okay, it looks like we’ve reached our last installment of the Grindr series. I had originally intended on doing one more, but I don’t have enough material (shocking, I know!). However, in the process of writing these, naturally I stumbled upon more weirdos, so this isn’t the last you’ll hear of Grindr.

Today’s installment is all about the profiles that induced my gag reflex. Keep in mind, these are just a SAMPLING. There’s plenty more, but there are so many hours in a day, people! Get a load of the Profiles from Hell… Continue reading

Grindr: Cute- Part Deux
September 20, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: CrAPPS

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Grindr: Cute- Part 1
September 19, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: CrAPPS

Yes! Finally! It’s not all doom and gloom out there. The upside is that there ARE cute guys out there. The downside…they’re all infants (by comparison). OR, worse yet, they’ve become accustomed to coasting through life on their looks and they live in their own self-centered little world; AKA The Handsome Bubble.

I’ve broken The Cutes into 2 installments. Enjoy part one: Continue reading

Grindr: Freaks
September 16, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: CrAPPS

Okay, okay. Maybe ‘Freaks’ is a little harsh. Let’s just say ‘Weirdos’ and keep it at that. As weird as it may sound, I take into consideration the BACKGROUNDS in photos, more than the person. At least at first. These, as far as I’m concerned, are red flags:

– Photo taken in a public restroom
– Faceless, shirtless torsos (closet cases or married…to a woman)
– Bars; this includes holding an alcoholic beverage ANYWHERE
– Cheap apartments, bad decor/artwork, etc.
– Hotel/motel rooms
– Work cubicle
– Gym
– Gay cruise, parade, event

So, here they are. Hope you’re not prone to nightmares. Continue reading

Grindr: Body Beautiful…Head Empty
September 15, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: CrAPPS

Ah, the bodies fantasies are made of…the faces that made the body necessary. Yes, these guys definitely have what it takes to be successful in the gay dating world. I recently watched a (godawful!) documentary called The Adonis Factor, which was about the perpetuation of physical appearance in the gay subculture. Well, actually I didn’t finish it, it was that bad. Anyway, most of the males interviewed agreed that when it came to dating (read ‘sex’) in the gay scene, that a body was more important than a face. I can see that. No, really. Bodies ARE hot. These guys’ bodies are NICE. Who wouldn’t prefer to be in bed with a hardbody? BUT…eventually you have to interact with this person. And personally, with so much attention being devoted to the outside, I seriously doubt there’s much going on, on the inside. Let’s face it, you can only talk so much about protein powders and “supplement” cycles. Continue reading

Grindr: Fruits
September 14, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: CrAPPS

I know, I know. “Naughty Girls Need Love Too.” Yes, I get it. And yes, I realize that you may find it ironic that I’m ‘betraying’ “my own people.” Believe me when I say: they never were. I think I can safely say that I’m not the only gay man that feels this way. And herein lies one of the primary problems (on SO many levels) that gay MEN have when it comes to dating in the gay subculture (I refuse to refer to it as a ‘community’. It’s anything but!); it is SO hard to strike a happy medium. Either gay men are ‘butch’ or ‘fem.’ I like to think I’ve struck a happy medium, but then I’m sure if you asked one of the extremes, they’d categorize you as one or the other. It’s easier that way. Otherwise, they have no idea how to relate to you on a personal level. Continue reading