Grindr apparently crashed within minutes of the first Olympic athletes arriving in London on Monday due to overloading.
Service was lost in East London on Monday as Grindr received a flood of new people wanting to sign up to the hook up app.
While there’s no proof of what caused the surge, many are speculating. One Londoner told People, “It happened almost as soon as the teams got here. Either loads of athletes were logging on to meet fellow Olympians or were looking to bag a local. The Grindr system obviously couldn’t cope. It took 24 hours for the app to get back up and running, much to the relief of all concerned.”
Grindr founder Joel Simkhai apologised to users and said, “I know it was frustrating. I was frustrated myself. I also rely on Grindr in my day-to-day personal life. It made me feel disconnected. Our tech team worked around the clock to solve the problems and to whip Grindr back into shape.”