In case eggplants are too subtle, Grindr releases more, um, expressive emoji

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Subtlety is so last year.

Sometimes you just want to be more, well, specific. After all, what’s a late-night booty call without the explicit promise of feasting on some eggplant?

Gay dating app Grindr understands this all too perfectly, and this week released its own set of custom emoji designed to slide comfortably right into that naughty place in your texting heart.

Pink News first picked up the semiotic breakthrough, and noted that there are more than just pierced aubergines to experiment with. Whether it’s a cloud of raining men, a peeping eye, or a dude on a top bunk, the character set provides Grindr’s mostly male user base with plenty of options to telegraph their desire. Read more…

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