Some movies were meant to be released on Hump Day.
But we’ll forgive HBO’s Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age for coming out this Monday instead.
The new documentary follows people aged 18 to 29 and their dating app exploits. From Tinder to Grindr and everything in between, dating apps have revolutionized hooking up and made sex an often-efficient transaction.
Most gay men of any age have at least dabbled on Scruff or Grindr, but it’s definitely interesting to see how the younger generations treat in-app conversations. For some, a chat that’s more than six sentences might be a non-starter.
It’s also more than a little scary to learn of all the underage people lying about their age (so be careful out there, fellas)!
The world in Swiped focuses on mostly heterosexual users and apps, but like the real world, about 10 percent (maybe a little more) showcases life in the LGBT dating world. The sociology behind the evolution of gay clubs because of apps is something we’ve all experienced: a bunch of hot guys sitting in a row—each on a phone trying to hookup.
But for the shy and horny, hookup apps might be the most magic invention ever.
Right after the condom (hint, hint).
Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age
Premieres Monday, September 10
Photo courtesy of HBO