Are gay and bisexual men using hookup apps more now because we’re all becoming lonelier, or are we becoming lonelier because we are using the apps more?There’s a vicious cycle that I’ve witnessed in my own life over the years.Additionally, Steve has toured and/or recording with Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber Brian Culbertson, Freddie Cole, Cyrus Chestnut, KMFDM, Rick Braun and is a founding member, along with Jeff Kashiwa and Kim Waters of The Sax Pack.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz, having sold hundreds of thousands of albums worldwide and scored five #1 R&R Smooth Jazz hits.

Cole began his professional career, playing sessions and club dates wherever possible; he recorded with blues legend Junior Wells and began playing, writing and producing with Atlantic Records artists Brian Culbertson.

That’s more time than we spend eating, and more time than most of us spend exercising.

Mobile geolocation dating apps are relatively new (Grindr was launched in 2009), but unlike the desktop online experience of chat rooms and forums, the mobility of the mobile app means it can be used at the office, or on the toilet, or at dinner with your parents, or even at a gay bar. The app offers access to one million men at any given moment, according to Ansley Brown, a representative for Grindr at PR Consulting, and the men are of all ages, races, and body types.

“Using hookup apps excessively could contribute to social isolation by substituting momentary, relatively anonymous, and shallow relationships for deeper, more sustaining intimacy,” says Steven Cole, a professor of medicine and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine.

“They’re like ‘empty calorie’ socialization — fun snacks but ultimately not deeply nutritious for our sense of belongingness and deep connection.

Veasley teaches the history and fundamentals of the electric bass to musicians and educators, both privately and at the university level.

He is on the faculty of the University of the Arts (Philadelphia) and is founder and artistic director of Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp, nurturing a growing army of bassists from all skill levels.

When not collaborating with notable artists, Gerald tours and records with his band, which features some of the top musicians in the country.

Gerald’s recordings as a bandleader are: Look Ahead, Signs, Soul Control, Love Letters, On The Fast Track, Velvet, Live at The Jazz Base, Your Move and The Electric Mingus Project.

In much the same way that fast foods offer quick, easy satiety or comfort but can damage the body via refined sugars, sodium, and cholesterol, hookup apps offer quick connection but can damage the psyche — and the body. According to a study published in 2006 in , 53.4 percent of Americans have no close friends or confidants outside of their immediate family, which is troubling as it’s up 17 percent since 1985.