Gay dating sites like
Grindr has acquired a somewhat iconic status in the gay community and understandably so.
On Monday, I was one of 30 or so men to take part in the filming of an advert for Survivors UK, a lottery funded charity set up to support men who have been raped or sexually abused.
Fortunately, I have never been a victim myself, and attended the shoot merely as an extra.
Beforehand, I researched the charity and read the testimony of a young man who had met someone he had been chatting to on an internet dating site.
It was the first contact he had had with other gay men.
Initially the date had gone well, but it ended badly and he was raped.