You’ve heard of tops on Grindr, you’ve heard of bottoms on Grindr, but now the app might be adding a third option.
A user took to Twitter to claim that Grindr will give users the option to list themselves as a “side.” According to one user, the update is coming in about two to three weeks.
#grindr @grindr is adding “side” to its positions. I created a this term in 2013. I’m so proud!! pic.twitter.com/JyZy8uPXPo
— DrJoeKort (@drjoekort) May 4, 2022
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While the lgbtq+ dating app hasn’t confirmed or denied the claim, we have questions – like what is a ‘side’?
Of course, we had to head over to Urban Dictionary to answer that very question. The crowdsourced online dictionary for slang words and phrases says a ‘side’ is “a homosexual male who does not enjoy anal penetration (giving or receiving) but will engage in other forms of same-sex activity (fellatio, frottage, mutual masturbation, etc).”
Here’s another way to understand what a side is
If that doesn’t quite ring a bell, comedian Michael Henry did a playful sketch all about the third option. Check it out below.
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Viewers of Henry’s View Feel Seen
In the comments of the video, Henry wrote, “‘I’ve been familiar with this term “side” for a while now, but there’s still a lot of guys that don’t know about it.” He asked for viewers’ thoughts in the comments.
One wrote, “Finally! The concept of anal sex not being the end-all-be-all for gay men needs to be more widely embraced.”
Another chimed in saying: I feel seen. I identify as a ‘side’. Thanks, Michael for not making it seem weird or making a mockery of it.
Some said they didn’t realize there was a way to describe their feelings until now with one writing, “Finally, a term for it. I’ve wasted so much time over the years trying to explain and justify it. This is a leap forward in gay evolution. Michael, you’re a genius.”