Grindr Crashes Under Influx of Horny Olympians in London

Some Olympians arriving in London over the weekend might have seen the rings festooning the Tower Bridge and thought, "I've trained all my life for this moment — I could become an international legend." Others, however, were probably too busy trolling Grindr for some hot international sex to bother taking in the sights, confirming what U.S. soccer player Hope Solo said about the Olympic Village being mostly for well-conditioned rendezvouses.

People mildly reports that "a gay dating website" crashed when athletes started arriving at Heathrow (or Gatwick, whatevs) in droves over the weekend. Technicians believed that the Olympic surge overwhelmed Grindr and resulted in a loss of service, and, according to a random Londoner People interviewed, the crash "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."

Grindr founder Joel Simkhai issued an apology from Los Angeles, insisting that no one was more devastated about Grindr's hiccup than he was because he relies on the site for his "day-to-day personal life." You really have to appreciate when a) someone just unabashedly says, "I have casual sex ALL THE TIME," and b) someone clearly created a product or service not only to make money, but because that person really wanted to use that product or service. At least, that's how I imagine Little Debbie's Halloween Pumpkin Cookies coming into existence, because someone wanted pumpkin pie in a cookie. Delightful.

Gay app Grindr crashes as Olympic athletes arrive in London [People U.K.]