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.
— DrJoeKort (@drjoekort) May 4, 2022
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.
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.”