Over 250,000 Attempts To Access Grindr From Inside House Of Commons In A Single Month Last Year


There were over 250,000 attempts to access gay dating app Grindr from inside the House of Commons in a single month last year.

This is according to a recent Freedom of Information request that gave a glimpse at the internet traffic from within the House of Commons last year.

Conducted by the Mirror, the request revealed that 1,000 attempts were made to access dating app Tinder in December last year, and a massive 272,000 attempts to log into Grindr.

Sites such as Fab Swingers, Swinging Heaven, Gayday and YouPorn also registered “hundreds of hits”, according to the newspaper.

The data also apparently contains 3,000 attempts to visit a “hardcore gay porn site”, and 100 attempted visits to escort site Adultwork.

This is despite the fact that such websites are blocked by the government’s internal system, which denies access to dating websites and explicit pages.

However, the data unearthed by the FOI request still registers all attempts to access a website, even if the security system blocks the site.

In a statement replying to the FOI request, the government was quick to remind that the data included websites visited by users of the guest wifi.

The House of Commons Information Rights and Information Security Service said: “The information below covers both Houses and all users of the parliamentary network e.g. MPs, Members of the House of Lords, their staff, staff of the House Administrations and non-parliamentary network users participating in parliamentary business.

“The data also includes users of the guest wi-fi service from May 2016.”

Earlier this month, Grindr released its very own set of emojis, available with a new app called Gaymoji.

Read more about it here.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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