Separately, Grindr was crowned the winner of the 2012 i Date Awards in two of the 12 categories for Best Mobile Dating App and Best New Technology at the ninth annual Dating Industry & Internet Dating Conference in Miami.
In April 2012, Grindr announced that About.com's readers named Grindr the Best Dating App for the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, with 74 percent of readers choosing Grindr over Are You Interested, SKOUT, Tagged, Tingle and Zoosk.
In 2011, added the Best Dating App category, and out of all the nominees, Grindr is the only exclusively gay app to be nominated – not to mention the first gay app to win the title of Best Dating App.
In January 2012, a software vulnerability potentially exposed the personal details of hundreds of thousands of users.
Grindr subsequently commenced legal action and pursued software changes to block the site responsible.