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How to make a second Grindr account

Grindr is a location-based smartphone and tablet app that helps gay, bisexual and curious guys hook up with like-minded men in their near vicinity. If you're a gay, bisexual or curious guy who fancies maximising his chances of scoring a spontaneous rendezvous, setting up a second account with slightly different details and switching between the two could work to your advantage.

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  1. Open Grindr on your smartphone or tablet computer. If it's not on your home screen, search for it by flicking through your applications or opening your apps menu, depending on the device you're using.

  2. Tap the "Sign off" button in the top right-hand corner of your screen if you're currently signed into your account. If you're using a new device that doesn't have Grindr installed on it yet, tap on your device's app store icon to search for it and download. Grindr was available for Android, BlackBerry and iOS devices, as of February 2013. At this time, the Android version of the app came with a seven-day free trial of Grindr Xtra -- an ad-free subscription service offering more functionality than the basic version.

  3. Hit "Get started now" and follow the instructions to set up a new profile. You'll be given the chance to upload a picture of yourself, answer a few questions and add some text to your profile, but these steps are entirely optional. Your profile picture will be the first thing other users see of you, so try to dig out something flattering. You'll also be given the chance to filter the guys you're presented with by age during the set up process.

  4. Toggle between your two accounts by signing off and signing back in again. Alternatively, carry two portable Internet devices so both your profiles are visible to other Grindr users at all times.

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About the Author

Michael Roennevig

Michael Roennevig has been a journalist since 2003. He has written on politics, the arts, travel and society for publications such as "The Big Issue" and "Which?" Roennevig holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the Surrey Institute and a postgraduate diploma from the National Council for the Training of Journalists at City College, Brighton.

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