Grindr - Gay Dating & Chat App Reviews

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What is grindr - gay dating & chat app? Grindr is the world’s #1 FREE mobile social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people to connect. Chat and meet up with interesting people for free, or upgrade to Grindr XTRA or Grindr Unlimited for more features, more fun, and more chances to connect.

Grindr is faster and better than ever:

• See people nearby based on your location
• Browse re-designed profiles with bigger photos
• Chat and share private photos
• Filter your search to find what you want
• Customize your profile to share more about yourself
• Star your favorites and block others
• Report people easily and safely
• Send your location and make it easier to meet
• Browse and chat with people around the world

Create and personalize your profile now to share your interests, what you’re looking for, and more. Within minutes you’ll be ready to connect, chat, and meet. Grindr includes third-party advertising, which involves the sharing of limited data with our Ad/Marketing partners as described in our privacy policy. You can adjust your ad preferences within the App anytime. Don't want any third-party ads? See below for more information.

Looking for even more? Upgrade your Grindr experience to XTRA for more features, more freedom, and more fun. Grindr XTRA subscription features include:

• No 3rd party ads
• See 6x more profiles—up to 600 at once
• View only people who are online now
• View only profiles with a photo
• More blocks and favorites
• Access to all premium filters
• Chat easily with saved phrases
• Send multiple photos at once

Get Grindr XTRA with one of the following auto-renewing plans:

1 month/ 3 months/ 12 months.

Want the ultimate Grindr experience? Upgrade to Grindr Unlimited for exclusive access to our most premium features, including:

• Unlimited profiles - Always find a fresh face
• Viewed Me - See who’s checking you out
• Incognito - Browse profiles without being seen
• Typing Status - Know when someone’s messaging you
• Unsend - Undo sent messages and photos
• All XTRA features

Get Grindr Unlimited with one of the following auto-renewing plans:

1 month/ 3 months/ 12 months.

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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 same price for renewal 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.

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Grindr - Gay Dating & Chat Comments & Reviews 2022

- Does job but here’s how it can be better

The 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.

- Horrible

I 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!!!!!!

- Will ban your account and ability to create any other accounts

I’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.

- My account got banned for no reason and Grindr support is nonexistent

I 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.

- Please fix your quality control, Grindr devs

The 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.

- All the reviews are fake!

Edit!!!!! I have been reporting fake accounts, I talked to one account and they seemed fake but sent a video showing they was “real”. They send their location and their address. and right when I show up I knock and it was an old couple who said no one young lived there and when I got back on the app it was a fake account asking for a steam pay account. This account stayed up for 6 days before being taken down!!! Someone needs to be taking the owners of grindr to court for this stuff!! This app is FULL of fake accounts, when they are reported NOTHING happens to them! At all. They upload blurry photos they got off google and then they will tag a location asking for gift cards or credit card info, others will say “tired of this app go here and enjoy” and there’s about 2 of those messages a day. So aside from the HORRIBLE amount of spam and scammers they OVERRRRR charge for a monthly membership..I’m sorry...$20 a month to see who’s 10+ miles away...? Or $20 a month to see who is a top or really...? You can buy a Netflix membership for cheaper then they charge just for a few things. (100% not worth that price.) This app is by far one of the worst “dating” or “hookups” app I’ve ever seen. They’re nothing but money hungry and they do not care that their users are being scammed and used.

- Great app

This 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 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 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.

- They finally have fixed the problems

This 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.

- “Discreet” is not a Filter

It’s an abuse of privilege. DownLow Bros have used and misused the Queer community for their own creeping, sneaking, lying, cheating ways. This lack of sexual respect for the Queer community is an effect of the poorly maintained & contained boundaries of the legal & illegal porn industry disgusting behaviors. Guys just want to show off their junk & that they like to cross dress on the low. Rather than being a man that stands by his word the men on these apps (JUST LIKE CRAIGSLIST personal sections) they have no repercussions or consequences for misusing the label of “LGBT friendly dating app” no this is not. It’s an app the cisgender rich white men built so they can creep on the low with each other and no one has to know. Advertising their spaces for glory 🕳🕳🕳🕳🕳 or 🔩 me in my car. No one has respect for themselves or the people they want to spray their juices all over. I’ve used this app all over California. San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Palm Springs. All of the just DownLow Bros trying to get off “right now.” No talk, just pants down & see you around. 🤮 Grindr. Discreet is not a filter!!!!!!!! LGBTQIA — no “D” for discreet in our community or “DL” for DownLow. Go to your wife & kids & stop trying to creep with me while you’re supposed to be at work.

- Scary ToS and PP

Sure they’re transparent but if any of the users actually read their privacy policy it might make even the most purest of users cringe. They are transparent with their legal jargon though. Update: I appreciate the swift response and the clarification of the intended means of data collection. As well as Grindr LLC’s commitment to privacy and security of personal information collected. It’s nice to see a responsible developer just trying to provide people with a service they love. However the generic auto-repost served in rebuttal to my review left me feeling less than of an importance. I furthermore appreciate the effort to direct me to the Privacy Policy. Again, however it was made in vain since the review was authored in response to my reading of the privacy policy and also with SDK tracking vendors such as Vangle if I’m not mistaken. So I am fully read up on the data collection process and selling of. I’m also a college graduate. Thank you again for expressing Grindr LLC’s devotion to security of the personal information which is collected passively and safety. Looking forward to seeing what’s next with the pioneer in digital dating . 👍

- To be honest

App 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

- 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.


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.

- Dangerous

I’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.

- Trash app

Got 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!

- Don't Pay for a buggy app

I'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.

- Can’t get into account

3 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


Grindr 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?

- 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. 😉

- People using my photos AGAIN

It’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.

- worst customer service

so far two weeks to fix simple problem of sent pics not highlighting after sending/ making sending doubles a embarrassing problem have to beg for a robot response if you lucky so i'm still waiting oh last one said staff with families for the holidays/ ha ha this started in the 17t UPDATE: now because grinder tec failed to fix problem they sent it to the developers/ ha ha got a robot response/ apparently us little people don't matter/ oh it's three weeks and counting/ i'm sure outcome will be me loosing everything and starting over ha ha amazing can send us little people into space now but can't even get a simple update signed a disgusted paying customer ps update now the 14th of january about a month still nothing but to rub salt in the wound no communication at all from grinder they ignore my emails there is no other avenue ti go for help on the suggestion page there r no suggestions just complaints about all kinds of app problems but the hiding i'm assuming cuz of failure by the support crew is just childish grinder needs to hire some pros ir just shut the whole thing down and fix it what a mickey mouse operation

- Bad verification cannot get account back

I signed up for Grindr under the unlimited membership and mistyped my email address. Since Grindr does phone verification and also does not send a welcome email, instead of verifying email address and then phone, I was never aware of my mistake. Now I am locked out of my account and I have sent them my photo I’d and my profile pictures and they are not able to restore my account to me after 3 support tickets. I will be talking to the attorney general. I sent in my pictures and my drivers license and they say I can’t have my account unless I know the email address. Why can’t you use the phone that I verified it with. If you can’t give me my account with my own pictures then what hope is there. I called the company and left a detailed message. The system is flawed for sure. It needs to verify your email and your phone instead of just phone. If you sign up make sure you type in and screenshot it what email address you used otherwise if you lose it you are likely screwed.

- Really going downhill since I was last using it.

Honestly this app used to be really good at one time. But honestly it’s on a decline for me. Between the spam accounts, nothing being done about reporting abusive accounts, and the biggest is everything is becoming xtra on the app. I can understand needing to make money from an app and rightfully so but honestly with the newest update and now the fresh section only lets you view 6 people and anymore is now xtra when before you could view 20 people. And before that it was 5$ to use xtra for 24 hrs now it’s 10$. Everything in the app is pretty much going xtra now. I laugh thinking one day I’m going to open the app and it’s gonna say “xtra to open the app”. Like I said I can understand making money off the app but there’s a limit between making money and annoying consumers who use it by starting to limit it especially when there’s ads running almost every time you click on something in the app.

- Crashing issues

In 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.

- Wasted potential

I’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.

- Grindr is grinding itself away

Grindr go ahead and chew your own leg off. You are eating away at your product and customer base and goodwill. You should never have sold out, that’s when you went downhill. Foremost the price. Y’all lost your minds when you thought people would pay your original price for “unlimited”. You squandered those of us who had been paying for “Xtra” on that. I’d go with $99/year but even that is grossly pushing it and forget that $150+ mess you keep angling for. Connection has been better lately but messages are still hit & miss coming through at times. Like how long now have we had instant messaging? Other apps seem to have conquered it a decade ago but you’re still working on it. Also the catfish and the bots on there are out of control but you won’t let people verify themselves and reflect that confirmation in their profiles. Identity and data theft is rampant. The negatives are outweighing the positives lately and you seem perfectly fine with that. Just keep grinding away at yourself.

- I’ll never be back

Not 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.

- Security risk caused ban

This apps support and security are abysmal. My profile was hacked by their lack of security allowing someone to reset my password. Support simply banned me after I was hacked and was no help in me recovering profile and they didn’t even believe that I was hacked until weeks of emails. They just said I know it was you. I lost that account snd had to make a new one but they did not delete the hacked profile. This app is full of scam artists snd drug dealers they do nothing about. The scams are run by the support staff themselves. That’s how they never get banned. My new account was banned for absolutely nothing. I’ve sent three emails which they’ve ignored and filled out the form in support to have ban lifted but all they did was resend a link for me to fill out the same form. So obviously support is just AI software and not a real human. I read online that Grindr net profit from New York City alone is enough to keep the company afloat so obviously why should they care about quality control and keeping customers happy.

- A basic review.

As an 18 year old, this app can be filtered by age, body type, and much more. Throughout my experience, this is not a dating app. I’ve had numerous accounts say they’d love to 🔩 me in my house, car, etc. I’ve had to delete my profile lots of times because of these issues. I’ve also had to move to Tinder because other guys are horny for younger guys. In extreme measures, I have had to involve the police due to a person that stalked me, threatened me and would do bodily harm towards me. I always feel like an object when I use the app. Just because of my body, face, and the clothing I wear. If the app had a verified badge by the name (like Tinder does), the app would be safer to know who you are meeting with. I also fear for my safety as the men on this app are really disgusting. As a person still trying to find my sexuality, this is not an app to download if you want to date. I’d highly recommend Tinder. Overall, not a dating app. It is unsafe. At least for me.

- Intrusive Advertising

Advertising to keep an app subscription free is understandable, however Grindr takes advertising to the next level. Grindr harasses its free members to get a paid subscription by bombarding them with ads in the midst of replying or viewing a message. I’m convinced that the ads are not meant to be relevant to most end users, but rather to annoy them into a paid subscription. The other thing that Grindr does to its unpaid members that it does not do to its paid members, is that it purposely limits the amount of people you can view who are online and in your proximity and rather shows you people who are offline and further away. The latest app update also brought with it a glitch that shows users to be within a few thousand feet from you when in reality they are a few miles away. I’m not an IT person, however I wonder if those issues are related.

- Glitchy, Buggy Trash

So, like, nevermind that the app can barely function BEFORE an ad pops up and crashes the whole thing, because that’s just the piss-poor coding Grindr’s always been known for. They’ve never gotten better about that, and I don’t imagine they will. Can live and let live there. But can we talk about the filters, please? The useful ones being hidden behind paywalls isn’t exactly new for these types of apps, but here’s the things that make it so much worse with Grindr: 1) All those blank, faceless profiles from creepers and cheating husbands and such and thus? Gotta pay to filter those out. And 2) there’s only so many profiles it’ll let you scroll through before, you guessed it, another paywall blocks you from viewing or hitting up more people. And if you live in the middle of nowhere, odds say most of the free profiles you’re allowed to view are the faceless ones. “aDs KeEp GrInDr FrEe” Cool, but where’s that money going? Could you put some into making this app decent, please?

- It’s Okay

It’s an okay app, the safety on it is a bit iffy and although the app IS inclusive of all LGBTQ+ members, my partner (transman) and I (non-binary) face quite a bit of rude and overall transphobic messages. They block us before we can fully report and I’ve only been able to successfully report one person who was EXTREMELY transphobic towards my partner and I. I’m 100% positive he has done it to MANY other trans/non-binary people on here as well. We never knew if the account got banned or terminated and I would love if they add a feature to where they update you about the situation. It would be super helpful. I overall do enjoy the app but I definitely think it needs some fixes such as I said above. I’ve gotten a few occasional creeps and had some scares where someone has said he’d come find me. But I don’t really think that’s the app/creators faults. Otherwise, it’s an okay app! Just needs some fixes! :)

- If you’re college-age, prepare to get banned!!

If you’re college-age and/or young-looking, do not get this app!!! I had this app for two weeks, more or less. Everything was going great. Then suddenly, 3 days ago, my account was banned. No warning. No given reason either. Although my theory is some jerk thought I was under 18 (I’m 19, mind you!) and reported me, and the moderator who reviewed my account also just assumed I was a minor too without asking for any kind of verification. I’ve filled out 3 ban appeal requests; the ONLY way I can reach out to them about this, by the way. No response to any of them. Not even a “sorry for the delay, we’re busy right now.” I know they‘ve had a glaring underage-user problem for a while now, but if this is how they go about it – banning people they ASSUME are under 18 – they’re doomed. I don’t even know if that’s why they banned me, but I assure you I was literally doing NOTHING against their terms of service, so this is all I can think of. If you’re young or young-looking, STAY AWAY!

- Suggested app improvements

Some feedback for the design and product teams: There are some back to basics improvements to the app UX which would make a big difference to how easy it is to use Grindr. Especially around navigation actions that people do constantly. Can you please (re) introduce edge swipe to exit-back-to-grid from the profile page? It’s such an important navigation gesture, and having to always tap the “<“ icon in the top left is super cumbersome. Also… it would be great if you could have swipe left and right to navigate through photos in an album. Trying to force the Instagram stories tap-to-next image affordance just doesn’t really work in this context. Even better would be to allow zooming in and out of photos without having to tap and wait (that’s something you can do from anywhere in IG which is an excellent capability). Lastly, performance: the whole app is going slowly, but there are 2 key areas that drive me crazy: tapping into a profile, tapping to exit a profile, and tapping the little flame “tap” feature. Everything has slowed to a crawl. Pause work on new features, and devote a sprint or two to improving app performance. As the saying goes: performance is a feature. Thanks so much!

- I don’t have the patience for this anymore

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.

- Bad app, even worse customer service.

I was recently banned without being given a reason when I contacted customer support. Not only was my profile banned but both devices I used to login were both banned in their system as well, so I can’t create a new profile even if I wanted to. I know for a fact I didn’t do anything that warranted a device ban. I’ve seen a lot of other trans people mention being banned for no reason other than for being trans and it really sickens me to think that a business like grindr, which is supposed to be inclusive to the LGBTQ community is being prejudiced against some of their customers. Who are these employees that are banning these profiles? Also, I contacted customer support multiple times and didn’t even get a response until a month and a half later. At least they apologized for that part. There seems to be no accountability or answers for unwarranted bans from their employees. I will be contacting the Better Business bureau.

- False ads

Grindr uses ads to keep the app free. But what nobody has brought up is that these ads make you click them and interact. With you clicking on that screen on those ads you are pressing a yes button to all sorts of other things behind the scenes. After doing so you’ll start to get texts from random numbers that are down right disgusting with links to pages that are just as bad. These ads need to be checked by Apple and I think with a full investigation. These links are to steal even more information and I know for a fact that Grindr is the ONLY way I’d be getting text and calls like these. Awful. Btw they don’t stop even if you block the numbers. Grindr is terrible at keeping up with bans and will also ban you permanently without any warnings or really looking into the problem with the users. Over all terrible app. I wish a company would buy it and take it over. Also this is all coming from a daily user so please take it as you will.

- Intrusive ads

I am fully aware of Grindr needing ads to remain free unfortunately these ads are very intrusive and glitch constantly. It’s almost like the “X” at the top right corner or the close ad buttons are just there for show. You can’t close the ad at all most of the time. I usually have to force close the app to get the ad to go away. Just opening a message or checking who viewed me initiates this ad that literally will not go away unless I close the app! Is that good for you guys? Ads that literally force the consumer to close the app? It can’t be! A lot of times I’m so discouraged by all the ads I don’t even come back after force closing. Again I am fully aware grindr needs ads to remain free but please do better Grindr. I’ve had this app for more than 10+ years and I have never been so tempted to uninstall and try other apps than I am now.

- Poor App Function

The one thing grindr has going for it is it’s ubiquity, it is the app with the largest user base and they know it. I can ignore the ads, overpriced subscription, and poor app management but the app has become largely unusable in the last few months. I have encountered a bug that crashes my phone and prevents the app from rebooting unless it is reinstalled from the App Store. This wouldn’t be a anything more than a hassle but every time it happens, I lose any chats I haven’t backed up to the iCloud. Entire conversations gone, embarrassing questions about who I’ve been chatting with, general frustration every time it happens. When I reached out to support they just said they are aware of the issue. This has been happening for several months now (at least since April for me) and there has been no attempts to remedy this bug. Any newcomers be sure to obsessively back up your chats and be aware that this could happen and they don’t seem to care.

- Grindr Gods continue to ruin app

Instead of focusing on real improvements to the app like ridding spam bots once and for all, the Grindr gods continue to screw around with features like tags and age search functions. Instead of allowing their users choice in how they search for compatible matches the Grindr Gods continue to make things harder on their customers. Focusing solely on the issue of age searches, Grindr Gods have decided that no one will be permitted to search narrowly for users by age ranges any less than four years. The claim according to their customer service agents is that by setting it up that way it allows users to search more broadly for compatible matches. This of course is false because those who have free accounts (who are already limited to _ # of accounts that appear), are now further limited. If someone aged 19 wanted to find other 19 year olds in their area, they are now restricted from doing so and now can only search within a range up to 23. Likewise, a 35 year old seeking other 35 years olds must now default up to 39. Again, the Grindr Gods claim you get an expanded pool. Actually, the opposite is true because filtering by one year at a time could allow you to truly find more people, even if it at the cost of geographic proximity. Grindr needs to restore choice to its customers/users instead of telling us what they think is best for us.

- Major Bug in need of Fixing

I have uninstalled and reinstalled grindr once, sometimes twice or three times a day every day for a multiple weeks. Sometimes I give up for a few days, other times I’m having a great convo and keep coming back. The problem is this… Grindr will randomly cause my phone to restart, at first I thought it was related to how many preference filters I had at once, when I reduced them nothing changed. When I turned them all off nothing changed. Once my phone restarts I’ll try to open grindr and it will shut down before the app loads. I’ve tried restarting my phone rather than reinstalling, but that doesn’t work either. Once I reinstall I’ve lost all my messages, all my photos, everything except my profile pic and info is just gone. This can be upsetting for obvious reasons, but I think the worst is that I have previously paid for a 3 month subscription which was cancelled after 1 day because of this glitch. I have not received a refund nor have I received the service I paid for. So 3 months worth of money just down the drain? For a few hours of usage? At this point I’ve given up. This app is useless, overall a terrible user experience, if you have the money to actually enjoy the apps features you’ll just lose it due to glitches and bugs. Highly recommend avoiding this app at all costs.

- App is garbage, iCloud backup not working

Beyond 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!

- Buggy and slow

Since I’ve been on the app, it’s pretty much always had issues but nothing I’ve ever felt the need to write a review for. I’m using the app on latest iPhone and iOS. My phone starts to get very slow and has huge delays in responses whenever I go to type a message. It’ll freeze halfway through, still picking up input, but doesn’t show on the screen. After that starts happening, everything in the app starts to get very slow: scrolling etc. I’ll try to swipe to my home screen or swipe to close the app and even that gets very slow to the point where my phone will lock more than 5 seconds after I press the lock button. I felt the need to explain because the experience in the app needs work and it shouldn’t carry outside of the app and into my phones user face.

- Profile Photo Upload Time??

Anyone else experience approval times that are longer than usual? I emailed support and the response was somewhat indirect and didn’t provide any explanation as to why it would take longer than the expected 20-45 minutes, just that sometimes it does. Well this happened EVERY time with my profile and I’d say it’s happened over the course of the last year or so and with at least 3 different profiles. My app is up to date and my iOS is as well, but support didn’t tell em why it sometimes takes longer. I typically wait at least 2-3 hours.. is the norm? Any specific reasons why? It was like pulling teeth just to get my question reiterated in the end, and then you have to be careful because support tends to be so temperamental at times.

- App was good until this recent update

The 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.

- Don’t waste your time

I know that sometimes as individuals we might feel alone;however, I do believe that we can do so much better than this. The LGBTQ+ Community has floated in this mindset that we are all promiscuous and we cannot keep it in our pants. Nonetheless, I invite you all to prove the people who say those comments that they are wrong. I’m not here to attack this application, more importantly I’m here to let you know that there’s a world out there full of opportunities and possibilities, and we should all be pursuing love, happiness, and self-actualization in more productive, and safer ways. If you want to download this app, go ahead because nobody has the right to tell you what to do and what not; but, I think a good advice is appreciated once in a while. My advice to you all is: BE HAPPY, you are all extraordinary human beings, and you deserve all the love and goods in the world. Have faith, keep moving forward, and never give up.

- Horrible

As soon as my xtra membership expired, they banned my device and now I can’t log into my account or make a new one unless I get a new phone. This app has gone down the toilet hardcore in the last two years. Update: To Grindr!! I have already submitted several ban appeals. Your “customer service” center replied saying they can’t tell me why I was banned, and the decision is final and will not be reviewed again. I’ve since tried and have gotten ZERO response. If you are going to ban someone, at LEAST tell them what rule or guideline they’ve broken, and give them a chance to redeem. There is SO MUCH trash on this app, and here you are banning people who break no rules, and giving them no reason as to why. It seems rather coincidental that this happened immediately after my paid subscription expired and was not renewed…… money making scheme? If you wanna make it better, unban my account. That’ll change my review

- Overpriced, Unsafe, Buggy, and abhorrently Monopolized

So let’s get this straight (lol). You want me to pay $30 every month for an app that continues to produce underwhelming results? Your app constantly fails to update, unblocks people that I have blocked, can’t accurately update to show if someone is online or not, is overridden with fake, spam, and bot accounts, has all key features hidden behind a paywall, and you took away the option to watch ads to view more profiles… all while still continuing to show/push intrusive and overwhelming ads. Not to mention the type of people this app attracts in the community. On top of everything listed above you need to work on the inclusion of all members of our community. This app is a joke, the only reason I continue to use it (more so forced) is because it is the only app people in my area are on. #DoBetter!

- Gone down the toilet…

My biggest gripe with the app is using it on public WiFi networks. It either can’t connect, doesn’t send messages, or doesn’t load messages, like 95% of the time. Granted I’m aware network admins can block certain apps, developers at Grindr should be making ways to bypass these things a priority if not only to keep users using the app….. the other extremely big issue is the double ads that crash the app, or redirect me to the App Store without any opting out or ignore option at all. Essentially your ads hijack and potentially redirect my device to unknown and potentially hazardous locations on the web that I don’t necessarily want it to go to. Not to mention the. Vulnerabilities that are exposed when this is executed. I’ll change my star rating when the developers address and correct the poor money driven “features” and give the experience back to the consumer where it belongs.

- New Update Destroyed the App

I’ve been using Grindr heavily for several years. Honestly, it’s not too bad. The premium services are waaaayyy overpriced though. But the free version is pretty good. The only real issue I’ve had with the app is the constant ads. It’s hard to do anything because the majority of the time your screen is covered with an unskipable ad. Sometimes you can’t ever close them, and have to restart the app, only to be immediately greeted by… another ad! However, this new update is something else. They changed the profile hud, and now it’s almost impossible to full screen a photo. And if you tap through their photos one too many times, it now will move you to the next profile. Very frustrating. But the real killer is whatever bitcoin mining crap or whatever it is they did behind the scenes. The app is now almost unfunctional. It will crash two or three times every time you use it, and might take 2 or 3 minutes just to load a new chat. It got so unbearable that I couldn’t even open the app, so I had to redownload it and lost all my recent chats with 20 unopened messages. And now, as a fresh new app on my phone, it’s still having the same issues. And I’m not the only one, most of my friends are having the exact same issues… It has literally become unusable…

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- Tapping

I think the Tapping Function should be deleted on Grindr . Mostly sent by the people who tried to do dodgy to all member of grindr . They advertise being a masseurs. And created a fake location. And require to make a booking to reserve the time and date, to do that they asked you to provide credit card details and pay half amount of the service in advance . But the masseur is actually isn’t a real person . This is created by one person, but this co- founder send the advertisement about this massage service through to every member of grindr all around the world . He changed the face pic of masseur every day with different person face pic through “ The Tap function “ .But the map location is always the same address at the same hotel.

- Too many bad updates

This app could use a little of the “less is more” mantra. Too many useless updates are making it more convoluted than it should be. Also there are way too many intrusive ads, it is getting more and more expensive to upgrade and the connection seems to be getting worse and worse. For example every second message I send seems to be stuck on the “sent” status and not at least “delivered”. This leads to so many conversations dying with people who assume you’ve left the chat so to speak. I have read enough reviews on here where there seems to be a trend of people saying they were banned for no reason, conveniently straight after having paid for a premium upgrade. I can relate to this as the exact same thing happened to me on another app. Therefore I will NOT be paying a cent in upgrading until I start seeing less of these comments in the reviews. Finally, I think the quality of people are getting worse too. This is no criticism of the app itself but rather a warning to anyone considering using grindr for the first time, particularly vulnerable people. People are highly obnoxious and demand nude photos of you. Please think twice before sending nude photos, especially to blank profiles as the person on the receiving end is likely not who they claim to be. Grindr is trending more towards a porn site now than a genuine meeting, dating or hook up site and frankly I think that is sad.

- Drug dealers and fake profiles

I have been using this app on and off for years. A once very good app is now morally questionable. Since returning to American ownership the scam hit ups have decreased but not vanished. Profiles are not monitored by the app owner. They rely on their customers to dob each other in. Even then the chance of an account being banned is at best 50/50. Therefore the app is rife with fake profiles, scam profiles, and DRUG DEALERS. Drug dealers are openly using the site as their shop front to sell illegal hardcore drugs. They are often openly stating they are selling drugs so any excuse the owner has for not taking action is questionable. The site is also a regular site used by scammers posing as masseuse or people hosting ‘parties’ with links to dodgey website that will hack your device. Finally, customer service is zero. If you pay a subscription, you WILL sooner or later have that account banned (I have TWICE had my account banned interestingly on both occasions just a week or so after buying a six month subscription). Getting a response from customer service is almost impossible, and an explanation as to why your account has been banned will never come (nor did my money for my six month subscription I never got). A once good app that I still do use - but with great caution. The owners of this app have to answer for their disregard of the flagrant use of their app for illegal purposes.

- Poor experience

After downloading the app again after being off it for several months I was banned without any explanation whatsoever. I read through the guidelines and terms of use and know for a fact I did not break any rules so I emailed support for an explanation and was advised by staff member Kelly that due to privacy they would not provide an explanation... what privacy? It’s my account for crying out loud, who’s privacy are you protecting? I’m not asking you to tell me who reported me if that’s what happened all I asked for was a reason for being banned I was also told that this decision was final and as such any further queries would not be responded to which is ridiculous. How you gonna ban me then not offer and explanation and then refuse to discuss the matter. I did not break the law or any of your guidelines nor was I rude, abusive or display any toxic behaviour whilst using the app and yet I’m unable to appeal or get any sort of reasoning for your actions. If by chance I did break some rule I should at least be advised as to what I did that warranted this decision The whole situation is absurd and I am disgusted by your response

- Wow

So I’ve always heard about Grindr as a younger gay male, I’ve heard it was good for getting out there and also that it is a very gross environment. From what I experienced it was really good and helped me interact with people I would have never have met, I found it quite charming in all honestly. Except when I got a permanent ban a week after getting it, I was confused and went through all the guidelines to find out what I had breached but I really couldn’t put a finger on it. I didn’t send inappropriate messages, my bio wasn’t vulgar like most others, I was of legal age. Then I thought it was my profile picture, it was rather attractive photo of myself so my friend put it on their account they don’t use as a test and got permanently banned, do I look underage, do they find I’m a fake account, I wouldn’t have a clue because they don’t give any reason or explanation or warning for permanently blacklisting your number. I tried to appeal then I read online most don’t even get a reply to that. So thanks for the experience I’ll try to be less attractive in the future

- Constant crashing

I am a frequent user and enjoy using Grindr. But recently updated has caused the app crashing unexpectedly. Not only it crashes, but app needs to be deleted and reinstalled so it can be opened otherwise it will keep crashing immediately when trying to open. This can be very frustrating, especially in the middle of conversation, once it reinstalled, all chats history are gone. I’m not sure anyone else experienced this issue as well and I hope Grindr can look into this and fix the bug so it can run smoothly again. Appreciate all the help. ❤️‍🩹

- If only I could give 0 stars

Wow, this app used to be somewhat decent a while back and one day it just suddenly changed. Nowadays there are constant bots, spammers, fakes and drug dealers/escorts that are somehow getting onto the app and ruining the experience for everyone. The “Guidelines” that are supposedly set for people’s profiles are clearly fake and prioritise certain people. I’ve been denied putting certain pics up due to being sexually suggestive or otherwise (someone explain to me how a drink is sexually suggestive?) whilst many other people get away with being nude or doing sexual acts or even having pornographic content in their profiles. I’ve reported quite a few of these people due to the unfairness and yet they still have those pics up, in fact some have even added more grotesque one’s and yet nothing. The App is a waste of time, money and storage I don’t recommend this to anyone, I suggest looking elsewhere.

- Don’t use Grindr.

After using it for years, I was banned. No explanation. Nothing. The amount of abuse I copped from people, was disgusting. Nothing was ever done. But Grindr banned me for no reason whatsoever. The people who run the app are all useless at their job. I’m not the only one who has had issues with the app considering the amount of negative reviews. That’s so bad for customers to all be getting banned for no reason and the lack of explanation or help. Do the people who run it want to have their app closed down because they’re doing everything right for it to head in that direction. Sad. Don’t bother wasting your time, money or effort on such a garbage app. They clearly don’t care about its customers, just allowing scammers, bots and bullies to run rampant. Disgusting and not surprising at all. They only care about their pay check.

- Going into 4th day without a working app

App crashed on Sunday, I contacted the team and have had no solution provided! They haven’t even bothered to wind it back to an older version of the app that at least opened! Incredibly disappointed by this. Shame it’s the main app that guys use otherwise I would have just moved on! Have had no updates from support team and the only response I get is they have no solution. Glad I don’t pay for this app! After this experience I likely never will pay for it! I hope they get their act together! This is just pathetic! App is constantly crashing, won’t open or load pictures. Keep losing chats. I hope someone else can develop a better app and we can leave this app to its death finally. Nothing but bad reviews lately and they do nothing to fix it.

- Ruined by incognito

Incognito - in which users can avoid showing themselves as being online. The result: they can’t be sized up by anyone else, unless they approach or view someone who isn’t incognito, and even then, only that small proportion of visible ones can ever see them. As the proportion using incognito increases - and I reckon that proportionn is pretty high in my region - the app become pointless. An ever increasing number of the most desirable guys are invisible. But the invisible ones, those who use incognito, may just as well not bother to use the app, because those invisible ones can never ever see other invisible ones. How to ruin a dating app: allow 'incognito'. Congrats to you, Grindr. Your shortsightedness has achieved the ruination of your own app.

- Constant erroring

Since the beginning of this year, at least once a month, my Grindr errors and restarts my entire phone. When my phone is finished rebooting, I am no longer able to open my Grindr and have to delete and reinstall the app. If I haven’t backed up my chats recently, everything is lost. Makes me want to stop using this app, but unfortunately I’m the small area I live in no one uses anything else. Otherwise I’d be done with Grindr. The first time it happened I lost years of conversation, all because it only auto backs up chats when on background refresh, and why would I want that active?! Somethings the glitch happens if I scroll down the browsing list too quickly, local and exploring, sometimes when I click on a message. Please fix this

- Grindr icon feature

Why isn’t the Grindr Icon in the app still being used to take you to the top of the grid/page, instead it does nothing. when we get to the bottom we have to scroll all the way back to the top and this is somewhat annoying!!!.

- Updates

Every time you do updates there is a issue, since the last update was up load to my phone can not ever log on. How much do you test updates before uploading them?? Like not very much get your act together if you want people to pay for your service So now it been 5 days since dealing with customer support still no access to the service I have paid for. Customer support said the were fixing the issues as they were aware last email sent to them for update still no response great customer service I also would like to know what are they going to do with my paid service as it was fault I still do not have access??????. I bet there responds on here is contact customer support what a joke

- Horrible app

Grindr has never served me well in any instance, iv been sexuality assaulted , verbally abused when I used this app to meet guys and have constantly felt that I wasn’t worth anyone’s time and just ugly in general from using this app. And the funny thing is I’m not bad looking. Every health relationship iv been in has been with somebody who I have NOT met online. Guys delete this app and go out and met guys in clubs or at your local gay community group. I met my partner at his place of work and asked for his number. Cmon let’s get rid of Grindr today

- Gross negligence

Quite simply one of the worst cases of negligence on the internet. The app is rife with sexual harassment, catfishing, spam accounts, as well as some of the most disgustingly obnoxious people, who feel it’s appropriate to open conversation with a nude pic. They don’t protect their users, they don’t do anything to verify anyone, accounts are allowed to be entirely blank while they perv on all the others and then pop up and harass people. Yet, if you call them out, you’re more likely to get cautioned or even banned, than they are. It’s the most toxic culture, where people do things that are blatantly wrong or unethical, and just expect to get blocked and move onto the next person instead. How Grindr hasn’t been sued for negligence yet is a miracle!

- Has VERY major bug

For past 2 months the app has been useless. It works for a day or so and then refuses to open and regularly crashes my iPhone And please don’t give your standard response about reaching out to your Help Team, just fix things. Review after review is telling you there is a problem. And for paying users, you are taking their money without providing the service. Refund their money or extend their subscription.

- terms and service need to be modernised

Upgrading my 1 star rating to two star with a message that hopefully get the attention of the development team. Messages are constantly not sending without the sender noticing until some time later when a particular message is opened and the status of the message states “sending”. Usually once this occurs it will happen to every message after the first message that got stuck on sending state occurred but not always. Usually resolves by quitting the app and relaunching and physically going into each message and hitting resend on each message. however sometimes this takes multiple attempts. To the reviewer below winging about Tabs and requesting they are removed. GRINDR has already implemented an option to opt out of taps what more do you want? Half of Grindr users are not bothered with taps so you either have the option to opt out of taps of simply not check taps you receives doesn’t need to be a big deal.

- Grindr now won’t work on iPad

I went to download the lastest version of Grindr on my ipad. It’s says now Grindr will not work on my iPad as I have a older iOS My iPad has a 12 version iOS and won’t allow me to up date any more versions. I’m a regular subscribed paid Grindr user but now can not use Grindr. Can the lastest Grindr version be updated to work please with older iOS 12 please. Or can I use an older version of Grindr ,,, if so how do I load it onto iPad ?

- Was good. Massive glitches now

Grindr - when it is working - is a great app for meeting new guys. Recently though it keeps crashing my phone and I have no choice but to fully delete the app off my phone and reinstall it (no offloading or anything). The daily backups are not enough to fix this problem. I contacted support about a month ago and have yet to hear back about the issue being resolved, meanwhile I am paying for Grindr xtra which I am essentially not able to use. This needs to be rectified quickly for the app to got back to being 4-5 stars.

- Fun police

Don’t do anything on Grindr. They’ll just ban you for breathing, probably. There’s no humanity on Grindr anymore, and instead of it being a social media app it’s just a policed space where everyone gets reported. Waste of time, go out to a bar instead. You may actually make a connection with someone real. You may even manage to avoid fake profiles and puff and play losers, too. Don’t bother trying to get customer support; Grindr seemingly cannot be bothered with it but they very quickly respond to reviews on the App Store. Curious. It’s as if they want money from subscribers without actually caring about users.

- Account ban?

I have literally never made an account before and received the phone off a friend, he has obviously used the phone to make an account and get permanently banned, I try to make an account and I’m instantly banned, I tried to explain this to the support team but it kept coming to the same conclusion, to bad so sad type thing, I’m beyond disappointed.

- The new grindr is frankly confusing

Gone are the days of simply swiping left to sort by filter. Now there are three separate lines of options on the main page (Profile, "Seen by", Filters; secondly Nearby, Fresh guys, Explore; and finally, Starred, Browse, Chat, Xtra) muddling things and making it a mess of an app. Throw in the spambots still trying to get you to visit links outside of the app, and the lack of action from reporting certain profiles that should not be on the app, and yeah, three stars is generous actually.

- more ad than app

every update brings more ads and no added function. every time a new feature is added it reduces the usability by just being another tab that can house ads. and the ads are evermore intrusive. NO ad should be able to open a separate app on my phone. also why do we need to see who has viewed us? just so we can reject people without ever having to interact? seriously tho. give all the advertisers their money back and strip grindr back to the way it was in the first few years. if you don't plan to improve it why spend money on “developing” it?

- Too slow for sending msgs

When I sent my pics, the indication shows me that the receivers have read my msgs and got pics I sent. (I’m a paid member) But receivers sometimes complain that they haven’t got my pics and blamed me who asked to show me their pics. I definitely sent my pics !! Other then, Thank you so much for your hard work all the time.

- Great app to meet others

I have used Grindr for years as well as many other apps but still find Grindr the best as the messages are more instant, the navigation is easiest and the features as well as the filters work the best, also the support is great. I definitely recommend it for anyone else who wants to meet other people.

- Do you actually do anything when you ‘update’ your app?

Each time I update absolutely nothing changes ... the same bugs are still there. Freezes still there. Location services are off message constantly. No internet connection message constantly. Profile pics won’t load unless quit and restart app constantly. This has been ongoing for almost a year. And also your app no longer shows up in app centre updates. Only way to find out is by searching in the App Store and checking it there. Not worth a cent

- Poor performing App

I have had this for years and I must say I am very disappointed in the functionality in the last 3 months, slow, sluggish and since the last update major operating issues, I tap on a profile and goes to the very first profile and is half screen. Come on Grindr we are all paying for this service you need to get it sorted for your customers. Stop upgrading and adding new features you think will improve the users experience. I’m speaking for myself and most likely others STOP making changes!

- $$$

I have been on this app on and off for a few years, the last couple of times I paid for the extras. Just signed up recently and getting frustrated that you can only send a few pix on a daily pix or a message jump up that I must upgrade. This is getting ridiculous, because Grindr already got so many advertisers on their app that pops up every couple of minutes. Hope their will be a better app in the near future so we can dump this one.

- The most buggy app out there

Since Grindr has gone crazy with ad placement it constantly crashes, freezes, clogs, jams, and then crashes my actual phone. I’ve tried everything, clear cache every 5 minutes, delete and reload app, which of course deletes all history. Every update they release says ‘improvements with less bugs’.. Actually all the updates do is ad more advertising, which makes the performance worse and worse. Here’s an idea Grindr: rather than destroy your user experience with ads, make subscriptions cheap enough for everyone to pay. Of course that would go against the greed that Grindr has come to show in recent years. Support is useless. They tell me: ‘send a screen recording’… my message to them: sort out your advertising bug issues and make the app good to use


app still crashing every 2nd day and having to reinstall thereby losing all data. YOU ARE A JOKE and u should fire all your developers as you can’t even get the basics right. So stop. Yes STOP we any new pointless gimmicks like ‘boost your profile’. R u kidding me? Your coming up with new things and trying to charge customers when u can’t even get ur app to stay on! Have lost your mind? Read the reviews everywhere management. You are a laughing stock. An embarrassment. Have the respect and decency to improve the app for our community.

- Worst app

This app takes free ad-supported to a ridiculous level. Every interaction or action tried (view, block, message) is met with a 30 second ad. Can’t even say hey to someone without wasting 2 minutes on ads. The app doesn’t even function properly anyway. What a waste of time UPDATE: I don’t need a stupid response telling me what ads are for. That’s nonsensical. The point is the inundating and sheer volume. It just makes sense that this app is so bad seeing as the developers can’t even tell what the point of my feedback was.

- So many fake profiles!

The amount of daily, repetitive messages from different accounts makes you wonder whether the team at Grindr gave up trying to root these scams out or whether they’ve built this traffic into their business model. It’s particularly apparent in smaller cities. Grindr needs to improve its account verification process and do better to pick up on scam messages before they are delivered to actual users. It ruins what is otherwise a fun social app...

- Totally rubbish and a rip off

What a waste at Christmas I was offered a month half price but what did that get me the ability to see more people and to see a few of the members that had checked out my profile. Why does an app like Grindr need different levels of membership and who on earth would pay over $ 50 for one month of unlimited membership.. get real make it dirt cheap and offer more then people might part with their cash. Grindr is dying rubbish. You will never get another cent out of me again.

- GrindrXtra keeps closing now.

Why does my GrindrXtra keeps closing now. This feature is one of my favourites. Previously it stopped my phone from going into sleep mode. Not sure about the new changes. What's happened to my favourites. Can't search can't see on line favourites.

- Great if you want a massage

So many massage services it’s actually getting ridiculous. Something has to be done to control this, it’s become so frequent that 9/10 I can now pic them out just from their profile pics. This is otherwise a great app for hookups, although there is a saying that people use - get on to never get off. A lot of time wasters, not Grindr’s fault though


I have recently been stalked, catfished, led to a location for a hookup and nearly attacked. As I got away on my car the back window was smashed in by half a brick. I can only assume that it was meant for me. You HAVE TO DO BETTER! The album feature is great. Please promote the video feature more a a way to verify or come up with some way to do so!

- Crashing constantly.

Last week my app kept crashing for no reason & would crash on startup. I recently paid for the extra service, and today the app crashed on startup again. I’m still locked out of the app with notifications coming in and nothing in troubleshooting has worked. I wouldn't recommend the paid service since the app often doesn't work reliably. Months later and the app crashes my phone every day.

- Banned after years

I have used Grinder for years. Today I went to open it and I was banned. After requesting a review, I received an email claiming the decision was final and a reason for the ban could not be provided for safety and privacy reasons. No reason and no idea what I’ve supposedly done. And what is worse there is no avenue to appeal. You have community guidelines yet you test your members so disrespectfully. The law says innocent until proven guilty yet for Grinder its guilty without being able to defend. Goodbye and good riddance.

- Goodbye Grindr?

I’ve just been told, by ‘support’ that unless I update my device and operating system, I won’t be able to use the app again. I could use it last week? Why can’t I use the version from then? I don’t have the funds for a newer phone and seeing there’s no desktop app..... I wonder if paying members using an older iPhone are being bumped as well, or is this just a way of dumping a whole lot of free users at once. Anyone got a work around?

- pretty poor

for an app that is desperate for everyone to pay to use it, their constant crashing & needing to be totally rre-installed not updated causi g loss of all data, doesn’t give much desire to actually pay. Why would you pay for something so annoying? get your act together people.

- Updates

Downloaded the new updates 2 days ago and cannot get back onto it Does not load anything Using I phone 8 Have turned to phone off and one bit still nothing Please update and fix

- Not worth it

A lot of functions you’d expect from typical dating apps are not available unless you pay a heap of money for a subscription. The amount of ads is astonishing, and not to mention the endless banning of accounts. I have never once violated a guideline yet somehow, people who may have reported me (for not wanting to hookup with them), gets believed with no questions asked. Definitely a hassle to use, not to mention completely drains your battery like no other.

- Over priced and over rated

Seriously!? 0.99cents for 10 days? Make it a month and over a year for $12 it might be worth the money. Stick with free version you get stuff all really for the Xtra version at a ridiculous price.

- Blank profiles and not a full photo of the person

I think photos should show the full profiles of the person not just the lower part of the body with out including the face.

- I met my love on this app

I met my amazing partner on this app. Started with a random hookup and now we are engaged. It’s not just about having random hookups but if you connect with someone it means a lot. I say to everyone that I met my partner in a birthday party but the truth is I met him on this app.

- App crashing

Since the May 8 update the app continues to crash before opening. I notice others report the same thing here. I’ve had no improvement with deleting and re-installing. It’s been almost three months now! Stop telling me to email and explain the problem while you continue to cut and paste the same reply. I’d be genuinely interested to know what you think the cause is if you could reply something useful here

- Not working too well on iPhone

Latest update is worse than the last. Free version only let’s you see some 30 profiles and beyond that it shows profiles some 20,000 kms away. I don’t think its worth taking a subscription if they can’t get this app working properly. The tap function is a pain, even turning off notifications doesn’t work. Spam is a huge put-off and to add insult to injury, after reporting spam you also get hit by some long advertising. I’ve opted for another popular app which doesn’t spam with a massive amount of adverts and isn’t constantly trying to get you to sign up. One advert when you login and that’s it. I’m finding it easier to meet guys as face photos are mandatory and no spam!!

- What's with the invasive commercials?

Over the last week, commercials began to abruptly pop up while using the app. Forcing you to watch it. Now there's this commercial keeps playing in the background? What's going on?

- Gay Conservatives won’t welcome

This app runs by the far left brain washed people , so any of you are politically incorrect and not obeying their leftists terms and conditions , Grindr would ban your account without and explanation or warning . There is no such thing as free speech , democracy exist on this app , Grindr had no respect for the western culture , values too busy suppose there cult of Islam to thank Muslims for killing homosexuals and too busy changing our tradition rainbow flag to blank and brown for thugs lives matter . This leftists plant forms are the embarrassment for gay communities .

- Useless

Refused support from support team. I have been personally targeted by users of the app who wanted me removed with little to no valid reason because i chose not to sleep with them based on their scum screen shotted pictures that looked like it was from a 70s porno magazine. I have NOT violated your terms and conditions and somehow spam accounts, prostitutes, drug users, married, lying, cheating men and child predators are allowed. How is this acceptable? Please un ban me as i have not violated your conditions. This is discriminatory treatment and its legally considered as harassment. I have contacted my lawyer and you will receive a case in the coming days. As i have done nothing wrong, i have been wrongfully suspended and ignored. Do. NOT download grindr. It is not worth your time.

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- It won’t open

The app simply won’t open, I upgraded my iOS and the app itself but it crashes before it even opens

- Full of spammers

Horrible! 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.

- intrusive advertising

auto 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

- Better off free, beware of spam

Glitchy app riddled with spam. Subscription way over priced for such a buggy app.

- 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

- Garbage App - Banned

After 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.

- This application is bugged filled

This 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

- Garbage

Works 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.

- Spam

A 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..

- Take their position for granted

You can tell this app is number one from the number of bugs they don’t bother (and don’t have) to repair. Spam takes up all the bandwidth, profiles don’t load and then … crash! Use Scruff.

- Banned for being MYSELF

Just 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.

- Terrible

Literally 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

- Ads

“Ads help keep grindr free” 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.

- Useless

9 profiles until you pay?? No thanks. I’ll stay nothing before I feed you 30) per month

- Limitations and crashes

So 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! Ridiculous.

- Total crap

How does this app get a 4.4 rating out of 5 when all the reviews are horrible at one star? It crashes all the time. Haven’t been able to open it for more than two months. Support just placates and says they are working on it. Glad I didn’t pay for it. Just awful.

- Cant open the app

App is glitching and not opening up

- Lol

Just a bunch of fake profile/catfisher/spammer in this app

- Account wrongfully banned, no customer service, BBB complaint filed

Account 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!!!!!!!

- Useless app/support

The last 3 updates (1 and 2 trying to fix issue) still do not work!! The app still shuts down when starting up.It’s been over a week and no one’s there that I te seems to be able to fix the issue how about we look at the previous version that still worked and maybe see what the difference is with this one that is causing it to crash

- Ads

Was okay before they got greedy now there is ads every five mins not cool

- Porn ads

Porn spam out of control. U guys are complicit in letting these guys trying to defraud clients. U were supposed to fix it and it gets worse. U block someone and an ad pops up. No good and it crashes a lot Now the ads when u try to block them u get kicked out Hey a black ad screen pops and locks up ap Update So app spam filters you cant report or block spam. Sucks big time. Spam ads have gotten out of control. It seems like u guys are behind it. Are u? Very disingenuous!! Update you have to shut down phone turn it back on several times to work. You have to delete app and download it at least once a day to work . Then the same text ad appears or the massage ones. You want people to pay a premium for what? The app is not loading properly. Can’t even sign in

- Idk what the flop you guys did

If you guys are gonna push adds on us to "keep it free" and make profit, thats one thing. However, your aggressive add pushing and activity tracking should be slowing a current gen device to a crawl, even in other apps.

- Gross website sex trafficking not a queer site

Just bunch losers here addictions Etc get rid of this loser dumb site illegal. Get rid of this website it’s just feeding peoples addictions not healing anyone

- Hate ads

Don’t like the ads on here but I can’t pay unlimited subscription to support ur apps not even 25 one was hoping get free I on low income that I can’t pay for it

- Hot mess

There are sooooo many fake profiles with endless requests for pictures by dubious picture harvesters. I only just learned of the CCP BUY OUT!! Which explains a lot! For an app that is supposed to be for GAY MEN there are too many trans and cross dressing fetish profiles INVADING A MALE SPACE. Do you see men invading a CURVES GYM?? I think not. So why is it ok for this woke non sense to invade our space?

- Slow, ad infested, and constantly crashing

Ads are shoved in your face after literally every single button press in the app. Every time you try to close them it brings you to their store page. Each add also hides the x button to keep you from pressing it. The app itself is so glitchy and slow, it runs through my battery like crazy and I’ve had to reinstall it twice losing all my chats in the past week due to the app crashing on startup. This app desperately needs a bug fixing update and less ads.

- Ads, ads, ads and MORE ads!!!!

This was tolerable before the latest update, but it’s now harassing and it pisses off. Will download Scruff instead, since a new 30 sec ad is popping every HOUR!!!!!! 🤬🤬

- Banned without reason

Despite the limited options available to users who choose to use the app for free, I still used Grindr like most gay men for its location-based service. However, I was recently banned without warning and was told they cannot provide me with a reason. I’ve never ever heard of this happening on any other app in my life. I was using the app the same way I have been using it everyday for years; nothing warranted a lifetime, device ban. As a for-profit corporation, I’m surprised they’re so eager to get rid of their target audience (I’m not the only one this has happened to).

- Banned for no reason

Grindr LLC is a scam artist. Bans for no reason right after getting my subscription for unlimited. And then won’t even tell me why I was banned or why it won’t refund the subscription. Grindr LLC = thieves!

- Not what it used to be

Full of spam, fake profiles, prostitution and commercial use for porn drugs and poppers

- Is this application legal?

I ask, because it’s not like Grindr provides any service. Sure somebody wrote the application, apparently maintains the application, and so forth… but that doesn’t make it legal to provide such a basic access and ask for up to $600/year. I’d rather spend that money on an escort service because I will actually get laid. Grindr, does nothing to get the users, or to track their habits and determine if a user will even show up. The reason for this is because everyone is too busy making multiple commitments and then failing to meet any. Not worth $5, let alone $600. GPS is also a huge problem. When I select my town in Canada, I should NOT have the application giving me “local” guys from the southern states. The Ads are outrageously invasive. The cost of this application is beyond criminal. Then there is the fact the phone this app is stored on, is allowed to be scanned, and the information provided back to Grindr… which is privacy violations galore. What really bothers me most though, is that I spoke to several people who use this application and these issues are pretty universal and well known… none of them have been able to find a way to speak to the owners of the application, to inquire as to why this application is not being properly regulated by the extremely high paying clientele? If this application isn’t nefarious, why are the owners hiding?

- Super buggy and way too expensive

In app purchases are so expensive and super buggy.

- Money grabbing

30second ads every time I switch conversations, most popular lgbt hookup app saying they can’t afford to run their app. Maybe you should check into your finance dept…

- 🤮🤮🤮

disgusting app

- So many ads

“Ads help keep Grindr free”. Maybe people would be more interested in buying your membership if it wasn’t so absurdly over priced.

- Too much advertising!!!!!

I can’t believe, there is adds even in the chat window … giving up of this app.

- Overpriced,TooManyAds,Exaggerated

Dear Grindr, Either your wish is to Grind us into a financial crisis just to be on this site which have the same men on every other social site you got to be mad, but $13,99 for one day of unlimited is just over the top exaggerated and overpriced , and you state it as “try it” as if it was a special, now I do t have money issues I just have principles and this site with all your glitches, messages not sent , constant useless backups and ads at the worst possible moment , I know you gotta make money but look at the big picture , it’s not only the spam of fake profiles it’s this site in general , how can it still be running at this rate?? You can give me your copy and paste rebuttals but one thing is certain you need to wake up or go to work realistically I foresee Greediness , like take a lot give a little , if thats they way you are going now looks like the last straw and I’m not putting a dime into this place anymore , ads pay so grindr remains free , 30 ads after every 30 seen profile means that payout must be a lot so why not profit from the ignorant who you make believe it’s value . Guys go spend your money on something that lasts longer then a day, with today’s economy, we shouldn’t be paying for these luxuries which are available less costly elsewhere! Good luck

- Expensive

Too expensive!!!


I still do not understand why this app is as popular as it is. There’s always some sort of issue with it.

- Ban for no reason

I’m still waiting to know the reason and the worst it’s that I cannot accept that I did something wrong.

- Banned without reason

I’ve had my account for several years and was banned this morning without reason except citing I broke a rule. All email responses go unanswered in trying to get an explanation. I’ve reviewed the rules and cannot understand which of them I broke.

- Grindr has gone horribly downhill the last few years

The free version use to be at least usable but not it only shows you the same few dozen profiles basically forcing you to pay for me more premium version. Btw prices have tripled in the last few years as well. Used to be less than $15/mth for unlimited and now it’s $25/mth just for xtra. The biggest reason I stopped using the service over a year ago is they removed the ethnicity search filter last year even in the unlimited version to try to be ‘woke’ then accused me of being racist when I just wanted the filter back. Their mentality is akin to saying you promote discrimination if you like twinks instead of bears. Ethnic preferences are just a preference. I shouldn’t have to go through and block everyone I’m not interested in when I used to be able to just filter them out of my results. Ultimately Grindr is a shell of its former self and I hate that I’m even paying for the app again at all but it is completely unusable without at least having more than a few dozen profiles unlocked and the ability to filter by who is online at least.

- Review

Less than valuable

- Too expensive

Grinder is outrageously expensive considering that the community that uses it still struggles with discrimination, stigma, and lower financial income.

- Bans over nothing

So I contacted their support department and they say they have banned me and wouldn’t give me a reason why. They said that I may have violated their community standards. Anyways I know didn’t, they were sharp at saying we are no longer going to reply to you. So this is the new Grindr and what they do in the gay community. They discriminate and bash you. So basically anyone can go on and report anyone, and they’ll just back it up without even looking.

- Inconsistent

So I’ve been on and off here for a good 5 plus years and 3 times I’ve been banned or had my account deleted for violations that are never explained. I was just recently asked to verify my account by phone number and then told my number was banned. I even emailed to ask about it and got the generic response that someone will look into it but it’ll take as long as it does. There are way too many scammers and fake accounts on here. Grindr needs to do better.

- ...

This app is garbage

- Pay premium, still crap

Just got a new phone, did back up last week and again before switching phones… nothing was backed up, lost all chats, hopefully didn’t loose my blocked list… 2nd time this has happened now… please stop pretending to back-up Grindr….

- Ads

It feels as though Grindr ads are paid for by homophobic orgs. They’re annoying and agitating and not for any apps/games that anyone would use. They let their ads take over your music app and play music there loud even if your iPhone is silenced. This will mess up with the music you’re playing and will play loud sounds even if it’s not supposed to

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The applications Grindr - Gay Dating & Chat was published in the category Social Networking on 2009-06-25 and was developed by Grindr LLC [Developer ID: 308956626]. This application file size is 112.33 MB. Grindr - Gay Dating & Chat - Social Networking app posted on 2022-08-22 current version is 8.16.0 and works well on IOS 13.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.grindrguy.grindrx