These days, 22-year-old Troye Sivan is a big international star. But once upon a time, he was just a good looking guy trying to find love on Grindr. And like so many of us… it brought on some unpleasant moments.

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Troye Sivan, the openly gay Australian singer, is doing really well these days. His new single “My My My” is a big hit, he made his Saturday Night Live début recently, and his second album is on its way.

But in an interview with PopCrush, Troye recalls a very bad Grindr date. “It was a while ago”, Troye explains, “Back in a time when it was a little bit less accepted and a little bit more scary.”

Troye was sitting with his date, when the other guy pulled up his phone… and started browsing for new guys right in front of him. “I was like, ‘Okay. I think I’m just gonna go home’.”

These days, however, Troye is doing better, and is dating hunky model Jacob Bixenman. 

“I am definitely a serial monogamist it seems. I don’t really know. I’ve only ever had a couple of relationships, but they’ve been one after the other.”

Regarding his fame as a “gay singer”, Troye says it was never quite intentional, even though he was always singing about boys and delivering his messages in his songs.

“I’m gonna definitely continue to be honest in my music and keep writing from my perspective, which happens to be a queer one.

And of course I wanna keep up any sort of activism work that I do, but I don’t know if I’m necessarily responsible for the conversation around my music being centered around my sexuality.

I’ve never had a problem with it. I know some people do, because some people don’t wanna be ever boxed in as anything.

I don’t really see the big deal because I am a gay artist, and I’m totally fine to be called a gay artist. But yeah, I mean, do I wish that sometimes it wasn’t as big of a deal as it is? Maybe, but I’m also fine with it.”

h/t: Queerty