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Oh the pageantry of the games, the patriotism, the thrill of competition, and the almost infinite possibilities of hooking up, thanks to a location-aware dating app.

Grindr, the gay dating app, apparently is so hot in London right now, its server crashed as the first Olympic athletes arrived, reports people.co.uk:

Technicians believe the arrival of Olympic teams on Monday sparked a flood of new customers — and loss of the service in East London.

On Thursday, Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai apologized on the site’s blog, headlined Sorry About That …:

Hey, guys.

I want to take a minute to personally apologize for the service disruptions that you experienced during the past few days. I know it was frustrating; I was frustrated myself. Just like many of you, I rely on Grindr in my day-to-day personal life, and not having access to it made me feel disconnected.

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Tags: apps, local, olympics, sex

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