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Grindr is a huge success, as apps go. The location-based dating app for men-loving men has won several awards and counts millons of gay, bisexual, and bi-curious men among its users.

Grindr creator Joel Simkhai, who spoke with VentureBeat at South By Southwest Interactive in Austin this week, also recently launched a new, similarly location-based app called Blendr. The app is intended to allow like-minded folks to find new friends in proximity, and Simkhai says it’s been tweaked with straight people and lesbians in mind, as well.

Stay tuned for more video interviews coming from SXSW.

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