The Sun, but still LOL:
AN ONLINE gay dating service CRASHED seconds after the first Olympic athletes touched down last week due to massive increase in demand. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4443643/Gay-website-Grindr-crashes-as-Olympic-athletes-arrive-in-East-London.html
The mobile phone app - Grindr - lets gay men zero in on potential partners nearby using GPRS in their phones.
Experts on the site believe the arrival of the Olympic teams on Monday sparked a flood of new customers - and crashed the service in East London.
One frustrated Londoner said: "It happened almost as soon as the teams got here.
Either loads of athletes were logging on to meet fellow Olympians or were looking to bag a local."The Grindr system obviously couldn't cope.
Users claimed the service in East London was down for 24 hours.
Founder Joel Simkhai said in Los Angeles: "I want to personally apologize to users. "I know it was frustrating. I was frustrated myself. I also rely on Grindr in my day-to-day personal life. It made me feel disconnected."Our tech team worked around the clock to solve the problems and to whip Grindr back into shape."