NY TIMES - Sep 8 - There are online dating sites, and then location-based social sites like Foursquare. A new app called Blendr combines the two, letting users cut to the chase and find someone to meet nearby, right now. Users create a simple profile featuring a photo and a short description of themselves. The app then shows people nearby who have also used the app recently and share similar interests. The app’s creator, Joel Simkhai, is also the entrepreneur behind Grindr, a popular app that helps gay men locate others near them.