The author told BuzzFeed that he started writing the compact poems very organically. "I realized that often my text messages to friends about Grindr hookups took on the form of poetry. These days it's important to convey your message (the size of a guy's penis, his awe-inspiring house, his weird teeth brushing habits) in a very descriptive way that is also short and to the point. A haiku."
The author's advice for how people can have a good experience on Grindr: "Try something new every now and then. Be open and free. Go on a date with someone who may not be your type. Push yourself to explore things you dislike about yourself. Push yourself to be better, gentler, and more positive:-)".