A year ago, an anonymous mom posted on Reddit and asked, ‘My 15-year-old son is on Grindr, what should I do?‘ Here’s her story:
I’m a 35-year-old single mom. My son turned 15 in January. Last night I was at a party, and a gay friend of mine was showing me some funny messages he got on Grindr. It buzzed a couple times while we were looking at it and I realized I have been hearing those tones in my apartment.
It’s not really a shock to (kind of) find out my son is gay. I’ve kind of had my suspicions. What I don’t know is what to do now. On the one hand, I don’t want to force him to say anything to him until he’s ready, but on the other hand I don’t want him using Grindr (I have nothing against it, I use online dating sites myself, he’s just too young).
I’m going to have to say something about it, but I’d appreciate any advice about how I should go about this.
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