I would like to review grindr. I will be explaining my thoughts and how I feel about it.
So when I first found this app I was in my dorm on my college campus, when I first opened it and set it to my current location, I got many people on my college campus. I dated one guy who goes to my college who was on here (the relationship didn’t last). However, I’m on medical leave now and when I came back to my residence state. I found my now current boyfriend on here. When I first met him (not in person, I mean on the app) we talked non stop everyday, but he wasn’t ready to date. I was okay with that as I just got out of... well not fully toxic, but partiality toxic relationship. I was not ready to date either. But when it was February 2020, me and my current boyfriend got together after talking non stop from December 2019-February 2020. Now I’m very very happy that I used this app. Although I keep getting random male bottom pics from random dudes. It doesn’t let me stop from using the app because I also like having/making male friends. I currently use the app for that now that I am in a very happy relationship. I would like to thank the developers for making this wonderful app for LGBTQ and non LGBTQ males. As well as making this app so I met my boyfriend. Thank you so much!
Everytime I am trying to scroll through my unread messages, I am constantly brought back to the top of the screen where a new message awaits. To be honest, not every guy that hits me up on grindr is hot, but the ones that are.... I would like to find their message they sent me, that i was not able to read yet because my inbox keeps scrolling back to the top of the screen. There is not even a setting where I can change that option to my liking. It’s incredibly annoying cuz I hate having to constantly scroll back down to read the messages I have not gotten the chance to open. In other words, “Grindr, can you please stop taking me back to the top of the screen when there is a new message? I would like the freedom to do that myself.” Please fix this for me? And also, when I put the race filter to “white”, the screen shows me the nearest white guy is over 100 miles away. I LIVE IN SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA! I KNOW THERE ARE PLENTY OF WHITE GUYS THAT ARE GAY AND LIVE IN MY AREA! SO, WHERE HAVE THEY GONE?! thank you. And PLEASE HELP FIX MY PROBLEM?
It is infested by faceless/pictureless trolls that like to send harassing comments out of the blue, psychos that will cuss your out and threaten you when you tell them you’re not interested, spam accounts that claim to want to be your “sugar daddy”, and blank profiles that I suspect are human traffickers. Good luck trying to report them to Grindr support because Grindr support is part of the problem as they will not do anything to stop the harassing and suspicious messages. Blocking? Just as there is a limit on reports you can submit, the developers of this app also put a limit as to how many trolls, psychos, spam, and suspicious profiles you can block. And if all of that isn’t bad enough for you, you have all the Grindr users who are so out of this world and gets offended by getting a simple “tap”. For those of you who have never used Grindr, a “tap” is similar to a “like” on Facebook.
I was chatting with someone on Grindr, and then he asked me for my phone number. I gave it to him. There didn’t seem to be anything wrong with his profile. After I gave him my number I started getting these texts on my phone with tinder verification codes. He kept forcefully asking me to give him the codes that were texted to me. I did a quick google search to help me understand what was going on. It turns out the person I was talking to was trying to hack into my other accounts in an attempt to impersonate me. I did not give him the codes and promptly reported him to Grindr and Tinder.
This is UNACCEPTABLE! Until the app and its administrators do something to make it more safe from scams such as this I will not use it and neither should you. Use at your own risk.
They need to have some better way of screening out the fake profiles and bot profiles. It seems 90+% of “people” fall into 3 categories. 1) a message telling you to go to “X” website 2) a guy in the “active military” looking for a LTR when he gets back from wherever he is supposedly stationed or 3) a blank profile or that has a single picture and nothing else filled out that lives on the other side of the country and thinks you are really cute and would like to get to know you better. I will give the app a 2 star rating because when you rarely do find a flesh and blood person to converse with the features that are available are good and very user friendly.
Update: Xtra was paid for so the number of ads has decreased, fake profiles and prostitutes that pop up has actually increased to at least 10 or more a day. Seems like Grindr embraces the fake profiles with the number of them per day. The app is 100% not for the community and 200% for making money. I had no problem paying for xtra in the past but a 200% increase in price and then customer service and the free app just taking a free fall into the ground I will probably discontinue use. Grindr 100% have moderators that discriminate on what pictures are allowed up and it’s blatantly obvious it’s happening, they don’t mind and it will continue.
I have never had an issue with this app until this week when I was lnviting a few of my local contacts to a pride event in our community. Somehow it was deemed as spam which I don’t understand how inviting someone to join you at something is spam. I do a lot to promote and include people in the lgbtq community and being blocked for including friends and acquaintances doesn’t make sense. You can only imagine my disappointment and the fact customer service moderators have no care about it is concerning. I use this app to build relationships and connections within the gay community. This is a huge setback.
I fell for the attractive features in the unlimited subscription and enjoyed it until they stopped working. You’ve taken my money for this upgrade yet it’s not working. Messages won’t send half the time, other times it won’t tell me if they’ve been read, and my favorite is the app not allowing my block to stick. I’ve blocked this annoying guy like 20 f-ing times yet he’s still messaging me! This app is TOTAL garbage!!! Anyone considering the upgrade should save their money and time. Go for an app that works 100%.
Was accused of solicitation and had my account banned. Over a joke sentence in my profile about me not paying for sex, but somebody can pay me (which happens in this app all the time to me.. I’m not paying anyone or getting paid). What a crock of crap. I would have taken the sentence out gladly. This is after this app is now flooded with fake profiles and spam “taps”.. And I’ve tried to tell support that I do not solicit anyone .. this is the most ridiculous experience I’ve ever had with an app. Not worth it..
I understand the reason why certain pictures are not allowed but come on. I can’t even upload a picture of me in shorts without having it labeled “sexually suggestive” I can not even express myself because they are so strict with what you can and cannot upload. I have literally uploaded pictures to Instagram and Twitter and have not had any of them taken down but when I try to upload those same pictures on here you can’t because its “SeXuAlLy SuGgEsTiVe” Take it down a notch before people stop using this app.