Grindr is the world’s #1 free dating app serving the LGBTQ community. If you’re gay, bi, trans, queer, or even just curious, Grindr is the best and easiest way to meet new people for friendships, hookups, dates, and whatever else you’re looking for.
On a trip? Grindr is an indispensable tool for LGBTQ travelers—log in to meet locals and get recommendations for bars, restaurants, events, and more. With Grindr in your pocket, you’ll always be connected to other LGBTQ people around you and have your finger on the pulse of what’s happening.
Ready to get started? Creating your profile is easy, and you can share as much or little about yourself as you like. Within minutes you’ll be ready to connect, chat, and meet up with people near you.
Grindr is faster and better than ever:
• See people nearby based on your location • Chat and share private photos • Add tags to share your interests • Search tags to find others based on their interests • Create private albums to share (and unshare) multiple photos at once • Filter your search to find what you want • Star your favorites and block others • Report people easily and safely
Looking for even more? Upgrade your Grindr experience to XTRA for more features, more control, and more fun:
• No 3rd party ads • See up to 600 profiles at once • View only people who are online now • View only profiles with a photo • Filter by position, relationship status, and more
Want the ultimate Grindr experience? Upgrade to Grindr Unlimited for our most premium features:
• Unlimited profiles • Full access to your Viewed Me list • Incognito mode - browse profiles without being seen • Unsend messages and photos • All XTRA features
Need help? If you are experiencing any issues, you can get support by contacting us through https://help.grindr.com
Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the renewal price within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period unless you change your subscription preferences in your App Store account settings. You can manage your subscriptions at any time through your App Store account settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when making a purchase of an auto-renewing subscription.
Grindr, Grindr XTRA & Grindr Unlimited are for adults 18 years and older only. Profile photos depicting nudity or sex acts are strictly prohibited.
Grindr - Gay Dating & Chat App Comments & Reviews
Grindr - Gay Dating & Chat Positive Reviews
Does job but here’s how it can be betterThe app gets the job done, although there are some modifications to make it better. Providing users more filter controls to find their person of interest would be more helpful. Giving users the accessibility to find their ideal partner based on position, ethnicity, distance, height and weight helps users devote more time to interacting with their ideal person, as opposed to blocking users for being outside these margins. Also, showing users that are local as opposed to longer distance can draw more users to engage with the app and fulfill the pursuit of finding their person of interest. Alas, the filter setting should converge with other corresponding users. For instance, if a user is looking for someone within a set age range, then anyone outside of that age range should not be able to see that user from their account, unless they are within the age range. If these modifications were made on the non-premium version of Grindr, more users (especially of the younger audience) would be inclined to used Grindr..OfficialFactsnoPrinterVersion: 7.7.0
Great app but could use improvementsThe app functions well. It definitely doesn’t have as many bugs and crashes as it once used to. They have implemented changes to filters which is nice, but I also do have some suggestions I’d like to see included in the app. I do like how no one can screenshot the albums in your photo, but I think this should just be a general inclusivity for any photo that is sent out. That way we can prevent catfish from creating fake profiles. I would also like to see the race category put back into place. I personally don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a stronger preference towards a certain demographic. I understand that they are trying to be inclusive but people are attracted to what they are attracted to. Just let it be. I’m Hispanic and I’ve met plenty of people who say they aren’t interested in Latinos. They say we have to much of an attitude. It’s a generalization, but I’m okay with it because that person is clearly not meant for me, and I don’t want them apart of my life. I say allow people to select what they like and allow others to judge them for their character. After all, we are all just trying to find the perfect match..951 LatinVersion: 9.3.0
Much ImprovedI really like the tags feature because it helps solve a problem I had complained about in a previous review- the 255 character limit on profile descriptions is too short. I still think that is a problem, but at least now I don’t have to waste precious space trying to cram in as much as possible about my interests in such a short description. If ever Grindr makes longer profile descriptions available, then I’ll give the app a well-deserved 5 stars.
Another potential improvement I’d like to suggest is making profiles clickable after running a search. Currently, a long-press only opens a small menu with 3 options (chat, tap, and favorite), but this is an altogether different user experience than elsewhere in the app. I often find myself favoriting profiles just so I can find them in a view that allows me to see the whole profile. That really needs fixing.
Beyond that, I do wish there were some extra perks that come with Grindr Unlimited. Boost is a great feature, but it’s also pretty expensive. It would be nice if at least one boost per month came with the subscription..Josh-in-DenverVersion: 8.24.2
Best App to Meet Transgender WomenAnd fir Transgender's women to meet men. I have been using Grindr for several years now and i love it. i have trued many other apps that say they are better but it's all lies. Nothing is better or even come close enough to even be considered as comparable. There's really no competition because Grindr has all the bases covered: U can video chat verify to prevent Cat-Fishing, which is is a huge time saver. U can see who's close by and try to start a conversation. Exchange pics and send your location. I like how grindr really takes measures to prevent harassment and allows you to report and block people that may be bullying or if you simply just don't want to talk to them. You cant go wrong with grindr. there are so many options if u get the Extra or Unlimited subscription you can go beyond what's around your immediate area and it allows you to see the typing status of someone youre chatting with and even unsend messages and become invisible online..Valley TS KellyVersion: 9.17.0
Please helpI went on my account today and saw that I was banned. I couldn’t believe it and then I came into the App Store to write a review on this and saw other people are having the same problems. I did send a form for you to review my account and I hope you will do so, and do so quickly. Believe me, I am a paying member, I’ve been with Grindr for many years, and I can’t believe I have been banned for no reason whatsoever, and I checked off all of the guidelines after reading them thoroughly. I don’t know if there is a glitch in your system at this point in time, but I also just recently renewed my membership like one of the other members who commented that they were banned After doing so. I like Grindr, I hope that I can get you to understand that I did nothing wrong and get my account back. I am not interested in writing a bad review on your company as of yet because I think this is an error. Thank you so I hope you will look at my feedback in a positive way. Frederick. Clear cache.
Update... thank you for reinstating my subscription, and I will look forward to many fun times on your site..Fabulous FreddieVersion: 8.24.2
It’s really not too badI don’t think Grindr deserves ALL the hate it gets. Sure, there are a ton of bots and scams, but if your IQ is higher than room temperature, they’re so easy to spot. The ads definitely get annoying so I wish they had a bottom (lol) tier price to strictly remove ads for us poverty gays. I’d pay $5 a month for that alone. Really for an app like this, you get what you put into it. If your profile is trashy, don’t complain if your DMs are full of trash. I’ve had a lot of success using the app and made some genuine connections with some awesome guys!
All that being said, guys claiming to be 18, 19, 20 scare me sometimes since there is NO age verification on the app. I have started to avoid this age group. This is dangerous for both underage young men who are no doubt using the app and for everyone else using the app. All it takes is proof of picture ID to end this phenomenon which countless other apps already implement. I’m certain that if Grindr’s parent company doesn’t implement some sort of age verification, we will be seeing a huge lawsuit come from either a government or as a class action..NobamallamaVersion: 8.20.0
To be honestApp works well to network. Except glitches can really kill an opportunity. Lost messages sometimes make the other person believe you are not interested- and vice versa. When a regular text comes in on iPhone- the app gets weird. I decline the text- but the app goes offline- and photos and msgs I have sent prior to message notification are lost. Sometimes when I block soneone/ the app gets frozen- I have to turn iPhone off to restart after a long wait- usually 5 minutes. If guys are going to rely on this app- it needs to work correctly. Pics and messages need to be sent and received. Otherwise- someone may become offended that you have not responded to their message- and block you. When I send error reports- when I get a notification- what happens? Do you use this ? Or is it a waste of my time.? Until grinder gets kinks worked out- guys will use several apps at once- and not trust this app. Also- location goes haywire on occasion. Someone who it says is close by- can be in reality be a thousand miles away. I use the app a lot. And wish you had customer service reps available when problems arise. Jg Un.Looking 2Version: 7.12.1
Compassion for good peopleThat is what is needed on this wide and broad app. You can meet a lot of different people, but someone like me who just wants to share love and have the experience I want needs an app that is going to serve them. I deleted my profile multiple times, trying to restart with a clean slate, and now I have this one and I’m charging through with my little strong engine, fighting for my right to match with like minded people. We are all beautiful in our own ways, and this app needs to facilitate the same love its users give it. Cheaper options to upgrade and boost, allowing the option to not so easily block someone just because they sent you love (lol, it does happen on this app), allowing a better explore feature, allowing others to post sexy pics, not being choosy just because someone pays into the app and they have a rigid body standard not everyone wants to live by, allowing kindness to flourish. These good tips would make the app better, and I know you guys have it within you to foster a good experience that people have outside the app. Thank you..Linkkid185Version: 9.17.0
App was good until this recent updateThe app was pretty good before the new changes to the XTRA and Unlimited subscriptions. The major reason why I purchased XTRA was so I can find people of interest who fit my filter searches and be able to look for people a little more outside my area. Now it seems that I am unable to communicate with people of interests if they exceeds the radius I am searching for (either that or the number of profiles XTRA members can view and interact with). It seems silly that this feature was removed from a mid-tier subscription and bumped to a more expensive subscription. I was perfectly content with purchasing XTRA for the price point with that feature but now it seems that we are paying the same amount while losing features. Unfortunately, since this was the primary reason why I purchased XTRA in the first place, I may have to drop this subscription and look for alternative apps..Kenny E.Version: 7.17.2
They finally have fixed the problemsThis app keeps getting more and more and more and more expensive. They change the price every six months it seems. I had been an off and o. Paid subscriber for years. They just have gotten too expensive. Their pic moderation seems extremely biased and is not consistent. If you aren’t a twink or muscle guy any pic seems to get moderated. I have screen shot over 280 pics where the pic wasn’t moderated and mine was. Either it’s racial or body specific. I talking to an attorney to see what type of class action lawsuit can be filed for it to either have them consistently moderate or shut the site down. Also seems like an abnormal amount of bots are allowed now and an overwhelming amount of underage guys are on the site another filing I’m working on with an attorney. Chances are that Grindr won’t even respond to this review, but I’d steer away from this site..BromoSLCVersion: 7.22.3
Great gay social networking app!I love your app and have been using it since the first day you launched your product. It has great features and I have made a lot friends using it. Mostly hook ups but some of them turned into long life friends! Your recent update made your app less desirable to use. Limiting only to 9 profile on the grid instead of maybe were 30 profiles or so. Also limiting the view me features as in undiscoverable, or can’t find your location when I am found, and also the favorites cannot be viewed now. Which makes it useless if I add more favorite profiles to my free account. Use red who have been using this app since the beginning what made your app successful, and now we are rejects… very limited. Also you make it impossible to subscribe, it’s very expensive. When I subscribed for a year I thought I was getting all those great features you advertise, but when paying I got limited features and not full features unless I pay double the price for your subscription. It’s very disappointing..Mega40Version: 9.7.1
Warning about GrindrWhat I want to say about this app that I really love Al lathe great people love have met and spoken to in it, the problem is that way too many people flake on the app or do not respond to you quickly so there’s a tendency to be somewhat upset and stressed out when you are on the app due to people playing games and making what you want to happen whether it’s a date, an interesting chat talk, hookup, and so on not happen and it leads to unhappiness and just stress. So if you download Grindr, know that you will have to have tough skin dealing with people like that cause it will have an effect on you 9 times out of 10. The stress and anxiety might come indirectly, but somehow, flakers have a way of affecting people by not meeting the need you are looking for on the app. Some people want to be in a relationship, want to hookup, go on a date. It’s hard to do all those things if I people are flaking and are leaving you with no response to the chat that is started. It’s so upsetting and stressful man!!!!.Xavier_The_XmanVersion: 8.19.0
GOOD JOB FOR WHAT?!Grindr and Jack’d are ANALOGOUS for what?Might as well be one app.
Only thing different is the target audience (Grindr: privilege/ Jack’d: Minority),
allowing screenshots within chat (Grindr: Yes/ Jack’d: No)
though in my opinion i think screenshots should be disabled within the whole app itself, but if not at least the profile search page to see who’s nearby out of respect of others’ privacy that they claim they want,
sending pics and videos (Jack’d: yes/ Grindr: only pics but videos gotta be sent live)
and i get the live video from Grindr but wen i wanna feel lazy i just wanna send the video i already got that’s been working just fine to confirm that I’m legit because this black don’t crack,
navigational location dropping (Jack’d: yes/ Grindr: No)
and Grindr drops the location but you would have to type it out unless you have the world map memorized,
and maybe the subscription but that’s sad in itself should jus be one price in my opinion, but we got profit feens.
Other than that everything is cool i mean there’s probably other things i haven’t covered but there are other issues not pertaining to the apps but individuals themselves that may need time to look at a reflection of themselves to reevaluate and I'm still learning this myself. Just gotta take it a day at a time and use your time wisely..La Flo RealVersion: 7.15.2
This App Is UnfairI appealed my ban over and over again because somebody keeps reporting that I’m swearing when I did nothing at all. I finally got banned again but i justifying myself when someone else started calling me names for no reason just coming out of nowhere and texted me and threatening me so I had to protect myself and push them back from swearing at me constantly. So grinder I don’t know I’m still banned for life when I was trying to protect myself from a hostile user I never met. Even when I blocked them they still kept coming back by making a new account and kept swearing at me what am I supposed to do just stand there and block them again. I honestly apologized for all my bad actions even though I did nothing wrong and people keep accusing me of nudity when alot of people post there whole body or they’re half naked bodies on this app. Grinder please fix this problem and please fix my account from being banned..ChilledMochiVersion: 9.17.0
Can’t get into account3 days now I have restarted my phone and iPad I have downloaded again same window enter number then I get to many attempts. Customer service reported and they are now not even responding. I cannot enter email address for account it’s the same window when reinstall it every time. I don’t have another number to enter. I can’t get the app to do anything other than enter your number. I have done everything that’s on the web to fix this I have reported is over and over. Customer service doesn’t read the issues I’m having they want me to do things that I can’t do because it’s the Sam screen over and over. What is the fix what do we do about this. I have requested a phone number to talk to a live person and can not get one. I have done everything again now 3 days.Fts1966Version: 7.1.0
One of the Most Fun and Safe apps to meet Guys!Yes my partner and I been using this dating/friend making app for years now and I can only say is that if your responsible smart and very clear with your intentions you no doubt have a great time or simply end the conversation way before meeting that other guy. I’ve also noticed many guys complain about getting thrown off the app site or simply black listed. And then they ask WHY? 🤷♂️😵😭 if your being a bully, or a straight up stocker then people will complain about you and
Make sure they show them the conversation record word by word etc. so be nice present and after getting to know one another well exchange numbers meet up in a public location etc. we’re all adults here at the end of the Day so let’s act like it and have fun with that new friend. 😉.TheRealPrettyBoy2020Version: 7.15.0
This version is giving a more neg experienceGrindr updated but left out all those who don’t have iOS 13! Switched to A4A and realized how much better that app is!!! This app seems more and more cumbersome to use. With the company’s goal to get clients to upgrade to a higher paying tier, it becomes more tedious to process through searches as the program sends you into the profiles you could view but need to upgrade to view them. This continues to create negative experiences and unending frustration. Also it’s obvious that when you do upgrade that the profile aren’t the same ones you will view after upgrading which is disappointing. And finally it looks like the profiles you are interested in and of people who are frequenting the app less and less?! Disappointing is not descriptive enough! I am actually logging on less and less!.Raphaellec2007Version: 8.14.0
MmmmIdk bruh kinda gay.CrcybilVersion: 7.22.3
GayPretty gay ngl.Manic.mangosVersion: 9.9.2
Freezing!!The app is messing up with my phone! You guys have so many ads that slow the motion of your app… and that sucks to be honest; it’s to heavy! Fix it.OJTorontoVersion: 7.20.1
🚨Theres homosexuals on this app🚨.EsotericPrinceVersion: 9.17.0
AmazingThis app is everything I’m lookin for thank you Grindr.Cosmicjones88Version: 9.16.0
Stupid 3 year filter is backYou guys took this dumb 3 year filter off with the second last update and now after updating again within 5 days you’ve put it back. What is the point of this app if you just restrict all the features. Hate this app more and more. Stop penny-pinching people to spend hundreds a year on a chat app. So dumb..MdknutsVersion: 8.19.2
AdsThe free version has abusive ads..Lexxxs1984Version: 8.15.0
App for the wealthy$500 CDN for a 1 Year Subscription. ARE YOU NUTS? Make it A LOT more reasonable, like $75 -$120 a year and I would subscribe. In fact I’m certain more would as well..RookiepgVersion: 8.11.0
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Grindr - Gay Dating & Chat Negative Reviews
On its way out it seemsAll good things must end I suppose but Grindr didn’t *have* to end like this. The free version of this app is so limited and full of invasive ads that it is actually difficult to use it and when I have only the free version I use the app much less frequently. Well who cares I’m not paying for it the developers surely assume. Wrong, I ordinarily pay for a unlimited subscription but I am reconsidering that now because it feels like there are just less fresh faces on the app now and discrete dl people who won’t pay for a subscription because it’s so unpleasant to use. It’s just the same old people who pay for a subscription use the app 24/7 and who I’ve already met or I am not interested in. It seems like they know that their business doesn’t profit in the short term from people finding other people they like because then those two customers may not need to use the app anymore or use it less. Sounds profitable but they failed to realize that by doing the wrong thing and steering short term profits in terms of not focusing on customers getting what they want and instead being paying customers month after month, that they would ultimately destroy the who thing when the ripple effect of their greed slowly alienated the occasional or infrequent users. The same users are most sensitive to the poor user experience they thoughtlessly deliver. On top of that it’s hard to know the app is secure they don’t even have two factor authentication..D5cad5caVersion: 9.7.1
HorribleI have been using this app for several years for what this app is used for. Then on the day I decide to purchase a one month membership to get the Xtra features I was banned without notice. I thought it to be a technical glitch so I reached out to the support for them and asked for reasons on the ban and they said all I have todo is appeal the ban. I went a week without word back, and reached out again and again. Then I received a email back that only said that I now have a lifetime ban and that I’m screwed because I purchased it, but better cancel my subscription or they will keep billing me. The only thing they said why I was banned was because of community guidelines. I asked for clarification on what I violated because I had no nudity, no foul language, no in appropriate speech, and as a person I don’t talk bad about other people.
This is a horrible app, if you are doing what you are supposed to be doing. And they are no help in trying to rectify the situation. The language that they used in there correspondence with me makes me feel like I am a bad person, and being punished for something that never happened. I have been warned about random people getting banned for no reason then get excommunicated for absolutely no reason. Shame on the company Grindr, Inc. same on what you do to loyal customers and I hope this prevents you from marking any money off of your next victim. The essential stole from me and now won’t tell me why. ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!!!!!.Jmanay18Version: 7.15.1
Banned for no reasonI’ve always heard of this app on one big platform just as TikTok never considered getting it cause it didn’t seem real and every video I came across seem like bait
This year I’ve lost hope in finding something real but I went through many apps and I was like hey why not install this one so I did. It had me at first make account post a couple pictures boom paid features but I ain’t let that get in the way I still proceeded to use the free side of the app to find people the texts were flowing through I responded to some and others I ain’t feel as comfortable responding to cause off the rip “ let’s meet” all this big sexual gestures but no greetings such as “hey” “how are you” one day outta this week I go into the app and it’s say I’ve been banned for violating the community guidelines which I am so confused to why I did I even searched multiple videos to see what could I’ve possibly do no harassment no slander no discrimination what so ever everyone that swiped up I either responded or kept it pushing if I didn’t feel right bout how the chat started
I’ve tried to make a new account day by day and it’s banning them before I could even put a picture up and I’m confused as to what could l possibly cause all of this cause at this point I’m over the whole online find a mate,friend ,lover stuff cause this experience is by far the worse and I refuse to ever experience this again.Userrrrrr356Version: 9.8.1
Safety is not a commodityI’ve downloaded and deleted this app several times over the years, my only issue: the safety. Users must PAY for SAFETY FEATURES. I understand the need to monetize, but there are other ways - host member only community events. Prioritize member profiles in the grid. Something, anything, but safety. Why can I not delete an address I accidentally sent? What if that person actually comes to my house or stalks me? It happened. Why do men who have had accounts deleted or removed for harassment have so much access to the app, the ability to create seemingly unlimited accounts? Grindr is transparent about their non liability in safety policies but I expect more for my community. Safety cannot be guaranteed, that is a given in any space online or physical. But why is dangerous behavior permitted? Why must I, a struggling college student, pay $20/month for access to basic safety features I can find in any other social media platform? Especially in the current climate of violence towards LGBTQ people, to trans people facing disproportionate amounts of violence. I come back to the app occasionally because I like to emphasize my effort to be a part of the community, connect with people I feel seen by and safe with in a world I already see as so dangerous to people like me. I want the community. But I’m disappointed time and time again to see Grindr devalue their users, violate and capitalize our right to safety..Disappointed community memberVersion: 8.20.0
Will ban your account and ability to create any other accountsI’ve given this my utmost effort, and really did not want to give a bad review. The Grindr support team is not very helpful, and has not responded to me in almost a month after a 4-month battle to try and get my accounts back or restore my ability to create a new account and use the app. I was banned in March of 2022 and instantly reached out to support with an appeal, with my main profile being unbanned. However, was told that I needed to submit an appeal to all of the accounts I had, which was one other account through my Apple ID. After submitting a second appeal for my Apple ID account I was required to know the date of creating my account, which was unknown to me since I had not used it in a long time. I was told that there was nothing they could do since I did not know when I made the account and have since not received an email back from my email sent on June 10th, 2022. It is July 4th. This all sprung from a claim that I was underage even though I had sent pictures of my drivers license to prove it, which apparently isn’t enough. I’m still unable to use the app whatsoever or create a new account without an instant ban. I’m not the only person with this issue, and others have had this issue even after purchasing a subscription and completely losing the money. Beware..Broken BevanVersion: 8.12.0
My account got banned for no reason and Grindr support is nonexistentI went to a guys place 15 miles away and when I got there he had told me to “kms”, then proceeded to block me. I was obviously shocked so I decided to warn other by putting his user in my about me and warning others about him. The next day I had found out I had been blocked, I was confused and looked it up. There’s apparently no other way to get your account back unless you file an appeal, so I did. The Grindr support that reviewed my case didn’t care and told me the decision was final. So I just gave up on that account and tried to create a new account but as soon as I was down creating the account, it would say the account was banned. I’ve tried deleting the app, restarting my phone, trying different ways to create a new account, you name it I’ve tried it. All to no avail. I proceeded to reach out to Grindr support team once again but they again told me they couldn’t do anything and pretty much dismissed my problem. I had been getting tired of the app for a while but that just did it for me. What got me was how unhelpful the “support” team was, and how they literally didn’t care about what I had to say or anything. This was two weeks ago and I have not found a solution to my problem and a member of the support team even told me they will not respond to any of my further emails..Q123cartVersion: 8.3.0
Please fix your quality control, Grindr devsThe following is not a helpdesk/end-user problem; it is a long-running QC issue that should not have the buck passed on to us consumers to solve. Pros: The only thing this app has going for it in terms of positive user experience is that there are so many people using it. 1 star for the ubiquity. Cons: Unfortunately, for me, with my iPhone 12, my phone constantly freezes any time I download and use this app. Further, my phone gets extremely hot to the touch, and my battery drains so drastically that I have to charge it any time I’m using this app. These behaviors occur only when I have Grindr running. If I kill the app, my phone is fine. When I delete the app, my phone is fine. I’ve yet to do an iOS restore as a last-stitch effort, but in this nearly Web 3 era and decades of smart phones, how can this one app crash my phone so badly? I’ll tell you: sometimes I can’t even kill the app for minutes; the entire phone becomes unresponsive. Have you read their version update logs? It’s a generic description each time. What are the developers actually fixing with the plethora of versions being released? How about focusing on RAM and CPU usage? Very limited recommendation and I would never pay for it at this point. Minus 4 stars for nearly melting my phone’s internals—I’m guessing it’s the CPU overheating..ChristomapherVersion: 8.1.0
Not inclusive of trans womenFor a dating app that states they cater to the LGBTQ community, they don’t really care for transgender women. I used Grindr a lot prior to my transition and never had an issue. Fast forward 5 years later and now a post-op trans woman I decided to try it out again and my account was banned after a few weeks on the app. When I reached out to appeal my ban, Nathan from “Grindr Support” stated that the decision was final, there’s nothing that can be done, and that they would not be responding to any further inquiries about my account. Even though I express to them that I didn’t care to know “who” reported me, I more so wanted to know the reason of my ban for example what exact term or condition did I “violate” to get banned? Being that I didn’t lie about who I was, I never offended/disrespected anyone, nor used fake info, my profile was the cleanest profile on that app. There are some that have their bare bottoms as their profile pics, sending endless inappropriate pictures/messages, and even some literally offering money for sexual favors…..yet, I was the one that got banned. It felt like they didn’t even bother to look into it or actually try to help. At this point I’m getting BIG transphobic vibes. Tinder was a lot more helpful about this issue, I just wish Grindr was the same, but anyways Happy Holidays everyone!.CatalinaOharaVersion: 8.22.1
7/1/23 - The only app without blockingThe irony of the endless updates is found in the fact that with each, comes new bugs to supplement the bugs they’ve NEVER fixed (of course the ones that make all the difference in the experience). You’ll notice the canned update notice has never changed. The inability of ANY “block” to actually apply when you use it remains the largest issue, the strange limited and never updated “tags” that ignore reality & slant in a very single-minded & one-sided perspective (ie, non-smokers can look for non-smokers; but smokers cannot search for other smokers, T4T is the only T option. Meeting places assumes nobody has ever met at a cruising or other spot & worst of all, the ENDLESS hookers & other “Professionals” surfing for paying customers). Paying for membership doesn’t improve anything. Finally, Grindr should understand and face that 420 is LEGAL almost everywhere and METH isn’t & “lost chats” on 25% of profiles is as uninspiring as the “Hey”, “What’s up?”, “Are you looking?” that inevitably begins 90% of all DM’s in this cultural wasteland of Twitter, Snapchat & Onlyfans “influencers?”, “Tina” profiles, pic collectors, people selling something or expecting donations, flakes & fakes. But other than measuring distances by “as the bird flies” and even then getting it wrong by up to 50 miles, the rest of it is okay..IT StephVersion: 9.12.0
Do not pay for this appThis app is so glitchy even if you pay for it. I am not out and live in a small town. I pay $40 a month for Unlimited so I am able to use the “Incognito” mode and not be seen. Two days ago the app stopped letting me use any of the Unlimited functions so everyone was able to see my profile when I logged on. By the time I deleted my picture it was too late. The grindr developers need to fix this. It is not only unacceptable but it’s dangerous. Grindr is essentially outing people with these glitches. The developers need to ensure that this doesn’t happen anymore. It’s an unacceptable glitch when they’re charging almost $500 a year to use the additional features. The other thing that will happen even if you pay is Grindr STILL has pop-ups. $500 a year is not enough. They keep begging you for $8 for a “boost” and your inbox is full is “sponsored” messages. They’re greedy. They don’t care if they out you or if you already pay $500 a year for the app. They only care about your money. No matter how much they charge for it they are still going to have pop ups and want more money for a “boost” or some other gimmick. Absolute garbage. “Ad free” is a scam..GpnuserVersion: 9.18.1
Too many CatfishGrindr is great for meeting new people and making friends with queer people in your proximity, but it’s also an excellent environment for people to catfish each other. Nothing is more frustrating than thinking you’re having a conversation with someone only for them to suspiciously ask for your number or email, or “WhatsApp” so they can scam you too. These people are very quick to block you if you show any sign of suspicion, so I’ve learned to gather enough information, and report them before confronting them. These kinds of people make me feel disgusting for engaging with them. I now must reverse image every new person just to trust who I’m talking to. This is a bad sign in my opinion. I want to have normal conversations with real people - not scammers, and not people looking for lewd photos for a quick “fix”. I have reported a dozen catfish in the last two months, and I have complained directly to grindr in my reports about this. I want Grindr to be aware of this problem, because it’s a counterproductive and toxic to a healthy queer community. Thank you for reading this..Kaleb LePageVersion: 9.12.0
May as well rebrand your name to “Greedy”With each update, you get less and less options for free users, and soon it will be unusable, unless you pay. While I don’t mind paying, these prices are far too steep for what you get. Not to mention you might drop $80-$100 only to find you’ve been banned shortly after with no explanation as to why. (Yes developers, I’ve seen your responses to other reviews on this matter, but I know too many men in my own circles that are evidence to the contrary. Bottom line is your moderation system is terrible.) Speaking of my own circles, no one ever has anything good to say about this app. They just treat it like a necessary evil they have to put up with. I’m beginning to seek alternatives, and encourage others to do so as well. I would rather pay for a platform that provides me with some kind of benefit to do so, not because I feel like I’m being squeezed in a vice and have no other choice. Just keep in mind, it’s a slippery slope. The more unusable you make it, the less users you’ll have in your base, the less likely users will see value in paying for anything no matter what the price is at that point..A.neallyoVersion: 8.14.0
Catering to the hot onesI can’t blame the app for this but I can blame the developers for allowing every white male to break the conditions and rules of Grindr. How many times do you see a white male in his underwear with the lining of his penis? (All the time) or any other “attractive” male. If any other race or person does that their picture is immediately removed. The culture that Grindr calls “inclusive” is the exact opposite. Grindr has been the worst experience when it comes to advertising of sexiness in races and culture. The LGBT community and the rest of the world as a whole is also to blame for this lack of consideration. Downloading this app was one of the worst decisions I have ever made in my life. Grindr and its developers are out to take our money and that’s it. The subscription prices are out of hand, and the amount of ads you see are insane. Scruff doesn’t force you to watch an ad to satisfy their ad experience. There are also more features and more people to see on Scruff. Grindr has been around longer yet fails to evolve into a more developed platform. The amount of times the app crashes or slows a device down is immeasurable. Fix it!.ClownfestVersion: 8.19.1
I don’t have the patience for this anymoreUpdate: There’s a bug that deletes all photos that are more than a couple months old… It just shows a paper icon with a slash going through it. I really cannot wait for my subscription to expire.
Every time a Grindr server goes down, my app shows a “Cannot Refresh Page” error. Then, when the server is finally back up, my app becomes broken and crashes each time I attempt to open it. The only solution is to delete & redownload the app, which deletes all of my settings, blocked accounts, messages, and photos. This is an app I pay for — a pretty large sum of money too. Yet, I have had to delete all of my data three times these past several weeks. Backing up chats is cumbersome, as you’re rarely asked to back them up and it’s just weird to make users manually do it when it’s a task that should’ve been automated. I’ve already decided I’m not renewing my $100+/year subscription. If the app refuses to load again, I’ll just delete it permanently. I can’t think of another social media account that deletes ALL of your data after removing the app. Ridiculous..TaylrbrwrVersion: 8.21.1
App is garbage, iCloud backup not workingBeyond all the issues with bots, trolls and data theft by the company. I am unable to restore my iCloud chat backup. For the longest time I was actually unable to even load the app it just kept crashing. So I got an idea that eh what would I lose if I uninstall it? I got my iCloud backup. Well apparently something changed with the app that my iCloud doesn’t recognize it as the same app I made a backup from. It instead thinks its a different app entirely. When I check my app history it does indeed show I have downloaded 2 different apps from the app store. My guess is the people at Grindr were tired of trying to fix the bugs that prevented it from working with iOS 14.x and just rebuilt the app in iOS 14.x. But then Apple issued it a different ID that doesn’t match the previous one. Fix it!! I got hundreds of chats and photos in that backup that I want back!
Update: App ever since iOS 16.1 has been worse. Now it just constantly says “Unable to refresh” and my friends tiles show them as offline thousands of miles away when I know they aren’t. I hope this gets fixed!.NDXVersion: 8.22.0
Trash appGot suspended for no reason, no email and no text to my phone number telling me what I was in violation of. It appears that if a certain number of profiles who don’t like you or are jealous of your profile, the ones you want nothing to with because your 18 and there in their 40s they can report it for no reason and Grindr blocks that account including your cellular number. It makes it so you can’t make a new account which is odd on why they need our number it’s not like it’s uses it for two step verification I think it’s a violation of privacy. I wanted to continue to talk to decent people that aren’t Grindr Karen’s or lurking pedophiles, which seems to be an important issue on this platform that Grindr fails to fix. This will be my last time using Grindr and if this review doesn’t get through to you all you have to ask yourself what is Grindr hiding that they don’t want others to see or know. I was bullied to the point others reported my profile for no reason because I wasn’t interested in them. An got victimized by them and Grindr. I’m waiting for a generic developers response!.Factcheck.Version: 7.19.0
This app belongs in the garbageMuch like my profile no one will probably read this review. The app has somehow become even more terrible. Ads that can no longer be skipped, hiding ALL features behind paid subscription. It won’t be long before the “free” version of the app isn’t free anymore, I’m already paying you with my time spent viewing ads and being force fed them in between chats. This most recent update reduced the number of profiles you can view with tags to 3! It used to be 9 which was, barely, tolerable, but now they limited it to force you to sub for xtra (added bonus if you block those 3 profiles, it doesn’t load additional profiles anymore). I already use scruff primarily since at least it’s free version isn’t hot dumpster fodder like Grindr, but come on, you guys innovated this, your app was novel for so long, but you caved to greed and are trying to monetize every square pixel. Your business model is trash, and isn’t helping the community like you may think it is, you’re just taking advantage of an already marginalized group, the last thing we need is our own kind fleecing us..RidtmVersion: 9.7.1
Give us new featuresThe app use to be better they took away some features . We use to be able to select the exact age we were looking for . But now there’s like a 4 year gap in between ages for example I can’t just be looking for 25 year old to make my search easier I can only do 25-29 , and there’s also no race filter feature and no it’s not racist to be looking for a specific race , that’s just someone’s preference , but there’s a weight filter, height filter, body type filter , lowkey the unnecessary filters I feel like race is someone biggest preference more then someone’s height lol. I can’t even have multiple albums anymore Atleast not for free ..one for my 🍆 pics and one for my 🍑 pics and one for my face pics they use to have this option free . The app literally downgraded it self by taking away some features and making you pay for some and the fact that bottoms can show their whole nude 🍑 on their profile pics but tops can’t even use photos of their print in their shorts is very bias . Please do better lol ..ThepersonwholeftareviewVersion: 9.0.0
FORCED UPDATESThey are FORCING you to update. With every update there are less and less guys on your feed and access to les and less features. They constantly limit your feed and create blocks with the explore feature. Its bad enough you have to watch the ADS after every message, they do everything to inconvenience you, waste your TIME, just to corral you into buying premium when you are simply trying to connect with a few people on the grid. If I cant see all the guys in my small town within a 5 mile radius, theres something WRONG with that! Its ALSO discrimination against low income individuals, people of color, and minority communities. especially when they REMOVED the feature that let me find my own people, you cant search by “race” anymore, so if you want to connect with your own people, GOOD LUCK! I shouldn't have to use the EXPLORE feature just to find my own people, and even with that they limit you to 3 “free” searches per day. They basically gentrifying the digital space, so if you poor and cant afford premium, guess what, you miss out!!!!! 👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽.The ReaIestVersion: 8.17.0
DangerousI’ve had someone use my photos for about a year and each time I reported them and reached out to support the profile would take days to be taken down. That profile also unknowingly harassed some of my direct reports from work which made for a very awkward conversation - something I never thought I’d have to deal with as a manager. Additionally, they actually offer zero support in terms of preventing this type of behavior. I ended up hopping off the app hoping they’d get bored but they persisted.
There is no verified status (tinder has), and no internal system that tracks similar photos being uploaded by other users. It’s actually quite funny that when you post a photo you have a period of waiting where it needs to be approved. Why aren’t people caught at this stage for using someone else’s photos? At a bare minimum if you’re charging that much for ultimate - you need to include some safety features. Ideally, incorporate safety for all users.
App works as intended, but is extremely unsafe to use. There is nothing stopping someone from creating a fake profile using your photos and ruining your reputation..BluefauxVersion: 7.2.0
ZERO ACCOUNTABILITYGrindr does not protect its community. They DO NOT uphold their own community guidelines and the photo moderators are a joke. A profile has been reported over ten times for a prominently displayed unobstructed view of an erect penis as its public profile photo. It is clearly pornographic in nature and explicitly banned in the community guidelines. And yet the photo moderators keep letting the user post it. In app reports result in zero action. Emails to the grindr help desk get stock responses claiming the issue has been rectified without addressing the fact they keep letting this happen. They take the photo down then let the user post it up right away. Complaints to grindr go unanswered. What is the point in allowing users to indicate they do not want to receive unsolicited nude photos while simultaneously subjecting them to the same images?!? DO YOUR JOB AND PROTECT THE COMMUNITY. Now cue a stock response from the app developers not actually addressing the complaint….
UPDATE: Developer Response…. Did you even read the complaint? If you will not address the actual complaint why even pretend to respond?.Kossl2000Version: 7.22.3
People using my photos AGAINIt’s happened a few time on this site to where it was brought to my attention that a user was using my photos. Im not even on this site and I haven’t been for years. They do nothing for verification and those using my photos were harassing other users. This is troubling especially in contrast to the work that I do. In the past I have come to realize that, If you use this app, expect to meet those with fake profiles and those that solicit money for sex. Next time I will have to take legal action against the app for defamation if they continue to allow the use of my copyrighted photos. Such apps should not be allowed on the App Store. On all personal sites, no one should be allowed to troll with no photo, no info, or at least with out verification. If these sites used verification, it will end fake users and identity theft. Discretion defeats the purpose on this site and catering to those of discretion causes way more problems then the disallowing of it. It’s a personals site, stop allowing those that hide and watch the app soar..WhoIAm2UVersion: 7.21.0
Don't Pay for a buggy appI've never paid for a dating app before. A couple months ago, I decided to give a few a try. While most of them have been great, paid grindr is actually worse than the free version. You consistently have to force close the app for some of the extra features to work (the recently viewed tab for instance). The paid version has a message search feature. This has never, ever worked. In fact, it's crashed the app every time I've ever tried to use it. I don't bother anymore. I recently opened the app and found that the interface had reverted to the free version, as if I had cancelled my subscription (I hadn't). This is the second time this has happened.
The worst part? I've opened tickets about most of these issues. They've never fixed any of them after multiple app updates. They just tell you to force close the app, or delete and re-download it. Anyway, I'll be cancelling my subscription soon, and I wouldn't recommend the paid version to others. You're just paying for a buggy app where the free version is much more stable..Lazarus RileyVersion: 7.2.0
Wasted potentialI’ve been using this app for a year and it has worked in getting dates its just very hard like because i have to sift through all the people who are hundreds of miles away just to find one thats close to me like the ratio of not far to way too far has to be like 1:15 that’s terrible and there’s no way to stop it because unlike every other dating app grindr doesn’t have a distance limit you can set, and the dumbest thing that always experience when using this app is when I use explore and use my location or a place 20 minutes away profiles show up but most if not all end up being hundreds of miles away, this is so frustrating and really infuriating because such a big problem can be fixed with such a simple solution just add a distance filter to the plethora of other ones that are there and this app would probably be better than every other dating app, but I know that grindr is never gonna fix this issue so honestly it’s just a waste of time ninety percent of the time..Johnathan Tyler Cooper 21Version: 7.18.0
Grindr acts like they can’t be suedAs a paid member, I was shocked by Grindr implications that all of us are raciest based on our preferences. Then the of but not limited to false and misleading advertising at the time of purchase. At some point they will try use ages since age is a protected class from discrimination. And then it will be body built types since that may fall under ADA if stocky or too thin due to a medical condition. Grindr has took it upon themselves to actually take our money and then decrease the options. Even the moderators fail to remove fake profiles, pick the photos we can post by areas, and remove bots from advertising to paid members, when that is one reason they give for being a paid member. That we get no advertisements, however there are times I have reported the same advertisement more than once and more at times tens of times, before they are removed. Do Not Purchase Grindr until they listen to the hundreds now thousands of members demanding options back and that they respect the terms of service they advertised!.Scott Herman-No nick 4 factsVersion: 9.11.1
Tech makes it virtually unusableI’m not sure what happened because when I used Grindr 5 years ago I never had these problems. But since redownloading it a few weeks ago there’s been a new technical glitch almost every day. First I couldn’t get message notifications, then I couldn’t view anyone’s bios because they wouldn’t load (which is the most important part of someone’s profile imo because it tells you what they’re looking for, etc). I did all their troubleshooting recommendations (cleared cache, hard quit app, restarted phone, even deleted and redownloaded the app) and those bugs got resolved eventually, but then new ones appeared immediately. Now it won’t update from 4 days ago and so I can’t get messages and it says every single person in the city hasn’t logged on in 4 days which obviously isn’t true. Really disappointing because there are a ton of users to chat with and I’d give it 5 stars if I could actually use it..JPrice077538Version: 9.18.1
Crashing issuesIn the last week, my Grindr app has started crashing every time I’ve tried opening it, sending me right back to my home screen. I was a couple versions behind, so I thought upgrading it to the most recent version would fix it. It didn’t. I used a third party program to downgrade my app version even lower to see if maybe it was just a recent bug. Nope! Still crashing as low as 7.17.0. I believe this issue is server sided and nothing to do with the app version.
And despite having chats backed up, attempting to reinstall the app wiped my chat history AND my chat backup. I don’t really understand what the purpose is for cloud backups if reinstalling the app deletes them. Under what other circumstances would someone need chat backups other than having to reinstall the app?
I was in contact with the Grindr help email and they told me this was a bug they were aware was affecting multiple people. I hope they fix it soon, because these reviews are filled with people experiencing the same problem as I am..MyHatRulesVersion: 8.6.0
Your every mine is viewed in $$& for the ownersYears ago, while the app still had trouble and had some decent utility. Since it’s last sale and acquisition, it has been stripped of all useful features, and 100% a paid to play whether that’s views or your Vizza Bility to others, or even how they prioritize who you click on who you don’t. 100% of it if you don’t pay their outrageous, almost $50 a month fee you won’t get a chance. And on top of that other people you may like to meet also are not seeing or able to message or contact you. It has just become worthless and they should take a hint. The reason your revenues are falling and you are desperate for new ones is because you’re destroying the platform and so less and less of us are using it. Make a better product and people will come back. You can lead a horse to water, but not make it drink, but the thirsty animal will always gladly find a safe watering spot.. to the owners 1000 thumbs down. This app is not even worth the battery life to glance at it..Cant do ypir jobVersion: 9.13.0
Your Ban Appeal Process is FlawedLet’s start off with looking at history first. After reading 3 or so reviews on how people have been banned and had to claw just to get their accounts unbanned, I can safely inference that you guys don’t take your unbanning process seriously. The whole “we need to protect our users” is a pretty cheap line when your base function for detecting and locating users to user in FEET.
For me, I’ve had to try and figure out with much confusion and barely any real support from your support on how to deal with the issue of my ban or even why I was banned. I put out an appeal trying to understand what by-law or guideline I broke but got no answer. Having worked in customer service that’s a huge deduction from me.
While giving you guys time, patience, understanding, availability, flexibility, information you simply did not take me seriously. To those seeking either dating, hookups, or friends in the LGBTQIA+ community. Do not download this app. These people do not care for you, nor do the users. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!.Jay Kruse KenobiVersion: 9.8.1
Waste of timeMostly grown scary predatory men trying to get with you or if not that other people are just looking for sex which is fine if that’s what you’re looking for. But one day I wake up and am told I violated guidelines which they never specified which guidelines I “broke” in the first place which is weird how are you going to ban someone and not tell them the reason as to why they were banned I’ve had the app for some time and would always delete it from time to time and I went though the guidelines and none of the rules that they claimed I broke I actually broke, I do have two accounts but it was never to harass someone it’s because I forgot the login to my other account so I made a new one they’re also very unprofessional when I comes to the appeals and generally made me feel like ab horrible person when in actuality I did nothing wrong, skip out on this app and get tinder if you want a real relationship that’s not focused around hookup culture.Seancody.comVersion: 9.1.1
I’ll never be backNot entirely by choice I’ll admit. But it’s time. I’ve hated Grindr and it’s toxic environment for long enough. After having my account banned countless times for no reason, no communication for explanation etc. I know there are others who have experience this. After just subscribing to extra 3 or 4 days ago then getting my account banned, because someone was rude to me, called me stupid in the app, and was upset when I then politely declined them.
This sort of thing is all too common with this app. There is no other behavior or engagements I have prior to being banned each and every time this has happened. After paying money this time though for a more optimal experience, I am officially cutting my losses as I don’t expect trying for a refund is worth my time, imagining the lack of customer support. This app has always felt monitored by bots, from profile picture approval, to actual bots being in chat, and then the banning of accounts for … maybe I’m crazy… something I shouldn’t have been banned for..A44fu3kVersion: 8.14.0
Worked great till messages stopped popping up.Worked great for like a few days, got to meet 2 people off the app and got so popular i was in touch with a couple of different people at once. That is till the messages stopped showing. I would get notifications of the messages in the conversations i was in but when opening the app, nothing would show up. I texted those people a few times asking them if they sent me a message and if so to text me number and screen shot this bug and they did. I was talking to a few trans girls and one trans man and they all confirmed that issue and i wasnt the only one. Would probably give this app another chance in the future but as it is right now with messages not appearing in conversations this can cause such a confusion and missed opportunities for certain people. I would love to rerate this app and give it a 5 star because it is not greedy and interface is super friendly and i got boat loads of matches. But messages not appearing in conversations is a bad thing..N8mare39Version: 9.16.0
Dev team needs workA lot of people use this app but it's pretty terrible - the dev team seems to completely ignore requests from users on the most basic functionality. It's a huge opportunity for a better app to come along - users are literally canceling their paid membership because the team refuses to allow (for example) blocking or even filtering of cis and trans women. I'm not sure why they're so unresponsive – they're literally turning away revenue. Prices are also pretty crazy - even for basic functionality. The bottom line is that no one wants an LGBTQ+ dating app - each acronym is its own community when it comes to dating. If you’re a slave to being politically correct, and you want to force them all to be on the same screen together, you have to be able to filter other acronyms out – or the whole app is pointless. You don’t open a watch store and claim to be the number one watch store, and then decide to also sell pickles and bags of wheat and hammers. How do the devs not understand this concept?.Paul HorneVersion: 8.24.2
Full of spammersHorrible! Abide by every rule. Never done anything except be nice. And get banned right after telling a ‘sugar daddy’ who wants to do some bitcoin favours that I reported him to crime stoppers. This app is full of human traffickers and spammers. You get reprimanded for standing up to both..AlexN19851Version: 6.36.1
Garbage App - BannedAfter being user for five years, often on I decided to pay a full year subscription which expires March 2021, for no just cause a reason explain to me they just simply banned my account and my device. In order to reactivate I had to write a PhD explanation asking why I was banned. In the end there was no reply back from grindr, they have full control, you have no control. I wanted a credit but no credit was given. I hope grindr sinks into the abyss , along with his people..Expensive & GreedVersion: 6.36.1
Intrusive advertisingAuto plays adds that automatically open multiple apps and redirects. no option to opt out or close add before the redirect to advertiser’s app store.All namestaken1273268Version: 6.37.0
Better off free, beware of spamGlitchy app riddled with spam. Subscription way over priced for such a buggy app..This-is-irrelevantVersion: 7.18.0
Banned for being MYSELFJust a trans woman on this app... this app has no consideration for women like me . Since we all know men have sexuality complex issues— straight men come on this out of discretion and expect anyone to take care of there needs- I politely reject the ones I’m not into—- they can’t take rejection and boom, I get banned!!! I wrote to Grindr team explaining them these men are f_____ and it’s not my fault that I have a voice and standards etc, they do not unban me but rather ignore me... it’s obvious that this team rather put d__ first than humanity.... it’s too bed cause these men still back to their wives... they will never be Grindr teams bfs.. anyhow just overall disappointed..ShahywbwnkonwVersion: 7.18.0
MenI love the man.KossxmxjsjdjsjsjsjVersion: 9.14.0
This application is bugged filledThis application has a bug in it where, when you try to view a profile it jumps to another. I have deleted cache, signed out and deleted the app and reinstalled several times, I am not a subscriber but wouldn’t even consider paying $300/ year for this given it performance and the lack of support.HG devoteeVersion: 7.18.0
GarbageWorks until you actually want it to, then it refuses to refresh for no reason whatsoever.
This app doesn’t even come close to rewarding enough to put up with constant pics or being asked for pics. Avoid like the coronavirus..HdheivejdhlendlbdkdVersion: 7.7.0
Stay away if you want to keep your sanityThis app very much feeds, thrives and amplifies all the worst of the gay and broader LGBT community. Unless you’re cis, skinny, muscular and white be prepared for constant ridicule, insults and vitriol being thrown at you in the most unprovoked ways. And if you’re black, trans or are a member of a minority group in general be prepared for constant objectification. The people on the app not only makes you feel bad if you aren’t in one of those groups they also go out of their way to waste your time. Most people on there have zero clue what they actually want or just thrive off of making you annoyed. Not to mention the people who start arguments with you for simply pointing out their hypocrisy. Frankly what makes this app even worse is that it is the only solid place to meet anyone in the community. The people who run it are fully aware of this so the incentive to want to change dynamics on the app is non-existent. This app is trash, will always be trash and the fact it is just now part of the gay community is very sad..Ooooooah!Version: 9.4.0
REPORT TO APPLEYou don’t even click on anything and you browser opens because of an AD coming from Grindr. This is so against Apple’s conduct that this app might be taken down soon, so keep up with you reports to apple guys. Enough of treating us as clowns with all those out of control ads that won’t stop opening..OhSidneyVersion: 8.20.0
Useless9 profiles until you pay?? No thanks. I’ll stay nothing before I feed you 30) per month.RolBastVersion: 8.15.0
Account wrongfully banned, no customer service, BBB complaint filedAccount got banned just because I switched phones, and customer service only replies with template response. In addition to their crap buggy software, they also enjoy banning users for no actual reason and never following up on why they were banned or how to fix it.
Please visit the subreddit r/Grindr on Reddit and feel free to browse through and see the same complaint over and over. Users stating they were banned, their confusion over why, and the lack of response from Grindr’s so-called “customer service”.
Edit: you know what’s sickening? That the developer’s response is the only indication anyone on grindr’s team has actually read my complaint, unlike the INFINITE AMOUNT OF BAN APPEALS I’VE ALREADY SENT!!!!!!!.OnlyReviewsWhenTickedOffVersion: 8.9.2
SpamA lot of spammers to login to certain fake website and telling that it is safe because they don’t feel safe if you don’t register in that website and lot of fake sugar daddies to get your phone number or PayPal info
If you received any thing like this block him there is no point to report the cycle continues...DaltongomezVersion: 7.20.1
TerribleLiterally so pathetic I’ve been banned for the stupidest things and when I tried to make an appeal nobody has gotten back to me. Terrible reporting system and customer service I see.Ty5267Version: 7.6.0
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If true then why ask me to pay for premium service to access all your amazing features?
If ads keep free shouldn't all features be free? Including the premium ones..Gotten the grindVersion: 7.20.0
Perte de tempsLe monde ne sont pas sérieux, c'est juste du gnaisage la plus part des profils sont des escortes qu'on retrouve dans les sites d'annonces.Monsieu test toutVersion: 9.17.0
FULL OF ESCORT REPORT APP TO APPLEI’ve been using this app for many many years. If you were looking to meet transsexuals you’re wasting your time there is full of escorts on the platform and when I say full, I’m talking about like probably 95% why would I pay for a premium service to have to encounter with so many escortsreported them over and over again for just like you know asking for money for sexual services they get banned and they can make a new account so this is not fair to people that actually pay for the service right so if you’re trying to meet transsexuals or CD you’re truly wasting your time they all want money, and when I say all almost all of them, and this app should be reported to Apple because it’s full of escorts.ChrisToronto4040Version: 9.16.0
Anti-unionThey’re refusing to negotiate with the new union that their employees have signed under and have implemented a sudden return-to-office policy with orders to comply within two weeks. This is ableist, anti-parent, and just plain bad-faith tactics..NMoonsVersion: 9.15.1
Harder to find peopleIt seems that with every update it gets harder to find people on here without running into a pay wall it’s very unfortunate that people have to pay to find members of their community.Camcdkw28Version: 9.7.1
Going downhillSeems like every time I’m forced to update grindr it gets worse. More ads, more intrusive ads, more restrictions to try and force you to pay insane prices for Grindr extra, more bots and fake accounts. I keep getting turned off the app more and more.Ryan5678Version: 9.6.0
Never update!You know this is app sucks when every time they update it, you wonder what they removed this time and how did it make it even worse....YdwkmVersion: 9.6.0
Grindr Boost?None stop offers to boost. It’s annoying..MritaccaVersion: 9.5.0
Worsening by the secondThis app is full of spam bots, scam artists, (who I think pay the developer to let them on. Because how else can I see the same guy every week using porn stars pics), it drops messages, disapproves face picture, people cat fishing, and ads every time you click on a profile. So many escorts. No one is verified 90% are catfish’s.Lucas GillzVersion: 9.1.1
Don’t expect fair treatment from support.Terrible support, full of demanding headless torsos, no concern for the safety of their users. I noticed that my app was taking me a website saying that my phone is hacked etc etc (it was not) I’d disregard and close the site, then after a month or so I get banned, nothing from support, I escalated and their answer was that due to privacy concerns the reason is private, then I was banned and that it was permanent. Nothing else..Buck1978Version: 9.0.0
Used to be goodGrindr has become a money sucking machine. Trying to charge outrageous prices for an app that keeps crashing and cannot even save your messages. It really doesn’t feel like grindr wants you to meet other people. It feels like grindr wants to make money!.StephanitsmeVersion: 8.22.0
Not Refreshing?I’ve deleted and redownloaded the app. My other apps work fine. Whenever I try to star or un-star a profile a red banner appears and then nothing happens. It’s very frustrating!.Skullman586Version: 8.21.1
Removing paid featuresI subscribe to Xtra expressly because of the advanced filters. As of today my advanced age filter no longer allows filtering by less than a 4 year range.
This is the second time that Grindr has removed or substantially restricted paid features from the app with no warning. Don't subscribe, the company that owns the app clearly has no respect for its paid users..DMaccc_Version: 8.19.1
Exploitive0 stars if possible after their response. OG review:
Grindr is almost a requirement of the lgbt community if you want to connect in a safe way. They know this and take advantage. They constantly changes features and adds more ads in order to entice people to buy their increasingly overpriced services. (ie. taking a feature that was once free and restricting it until it’s almost pointless) The amount of ads actually causes my phone to overheat, it is the only app that does so. in addition to this, the ads themselves seem to violate the policies set out by the app store as they don’t have clearly labeled things to close them all the time and in most cases open the app store when you hit the x unless you wait for about 5 seconds after the x shows up.
response from company is generic and pointless. If any of that is true explain how you’re helping the lgbt community by limiting the newly updated to 9 profiles when it used to be much more. grindr is the most popular gay app, therefor you have the best chances of finding a community on it, so explain how having prices that are more than double (not even for unlimited) compared to other dating apps is not taking advantage of a community who faces violence and hate crimes when trying to interact off the apps. exploitive is the nicest word to describe anyone making any decisions at this company..Anon55252538383625Version: 8.15.0
Ban for lifeVery frustrated with this silly app. They ban people for life over nothing and I just can’t use it again. Why not do Facebook and ban little by little till you are doing weeks, months years depending how many issues you really cause. I’m very disappointed and will be tell everyone to watch out they ban for nothing..Anons1Version: 8.14.0
Worst dating app EVERI’ve dealt with crappy foreign knockoffs that do it better than Grindr. They barely follow their own rules, will ban you for the most benign reasons. Example; I got banned for telling a Chinese guy I’m not interested in asians.... ?!?! How the holy hell is that offensive?? I’m not sexist for telling a girl I’m not into girls? The mods are power tripping over stupid crap like that, yet did nothing when a guy was stalking me with multiple accounts and profiles. I couldn’t even block him because you need to PAY TO BLOCK SOMEONE HARRASSING YOU. Not to mention nearly every time you open a profile, swipe a profile, or do anything that requires opening something you get at least 1-2 ads if not more. My advice? Use anything BUT Grindr.CptGetchagearoffVersion: 8.14.0
Limitations and crashesSo you’ve limited the fresh page to 9 profiles when before it wasn’t much more than that anyways, or at least profiles within 10km.
Also your app crashes and is full of bots. Yet you think it’s worth the insane price you’re asking for xtra or unlimited!
Limits and Ad everywhereLimits on everything; albums received, fresh page, near by page, explore search Etc. The app is just passing you into subscription so they can make more money. It’s getting out of hand. Oh, and constant ads..Steve stark targaryenVersion: 8.14.0
Wow…Not only the app is filled with annoying ads, but you now restricted the new member tab to 9 profile!? Like if it wasn’t already limited before.. I am not paying 25$ a week for a subscription. Forget it..TifoufouVersion: 8.14.0
Pretty toxic cultureEasily one of the worst 2SLGBTQ+ hookup/dating apps around.
The culture is pretty toxic, and there’s no way to report abusive behaviour if the other conversant blocks you first.
You’re just a product on here. Your data sold to powerful firms, and your body poorly advertised to other poor blokes ‘n folks- And that’s even before the ads are accounted for.
Do yourself a favour: go support your local affirming bar and social scene in person instead..Human-not-a-pizzaVersion: 8.13.0
Terrible appI barley use this app and one day I went on it to just browse see who’s new or whatever charted with people I had chatted with before you know the usual that I get off and went back on and my account was banned for nothing than I tried making new accounts and every single one has been banned before I could even make the profile. I’ve reached out to them abt the issues and they didn’t help me at all.Ghostly_biVersion: 8.12.0
Getting worst each time.Sucks.AknawVersion: 8.12.0
BannedI got band from grinder for no reason I have been on the appt for10 so years I don’t get it.1416shameVersion: 8.12.0
They charge for everythingThese people have gotten so greedy over the years. They charge for people to see you, that was a deal breaker for me. Like people won’t see you unless you pay. Everyone here has a fake profile, been “catfished” many times. Really bad energy this app.FlowlsVersion: 8.12.0
Too much spamEvery day I get multiple taps from false accounts trying to get me to sign up to an East Europe dating app if you sign your visa / MasterCard will be compromise Interesting that it’s so bad here and not on other dating apps also so expensive way way.Yo_123Version: 8.12.0
Ads are now brutal and intrusiveAds are overriding my audio and stopping media from playing in the background while using the app.
Overwhelming ads that force you to click to close are obtuse. Prob done with the app.Skyywalker009Version: 8.12.0
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