Gay dudes, could you already be outgrowing Grindr? Yes, that’s a nice way of suggesting that you’re probably too old to be on there. Meet Mister, a more mature, attitude-free app and website “for adult men.” Translation: So long, mean gurls and dumb twinks.
Queerty has a new interview with Mister’s CEO, Carl Sandler, who — aside from detailing all of the app’s special tech features — boils down the major differences that set Mister apart from other hook-up apps. In a nutsack, Aaliyah was wrong; when it comes to gay online social networking, age ain’t just a number.
We realized the other apps were dominated by younger guys mostly looking to hook up or just kill time. We say Mister is for guys over 30, not necessarily to exclude younger guys, but as a means to weed out the “evil twinks”—the guys who want to hate on older guys. At its core, Mister is an alternative app for the honest, drama-free guy of any age that’s interested in more than a headless torso.
The vast majority of guys on Mister say they want something more substantial. A lot of our members would prefer sharing a beer together first, even if they ultimately hook up.
Users lie about their age on every app, but on Mister you know you don’t have to lie just to meet other men. And, of course, physical attraction is still important, but Mister users value connections based on intellectual and emotional connections as well. That’s just something that comes with age.
Also check out a Mister’s latest sexy-funny viral video featuring Mister mascot Doug Repetti.