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Ability to block people above your preferred age from messaging you

Messages from older guys can get very creepy and is usually unwanted and I want to be able to block anyone out of my preferred age range from messaging me

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is not a good solution.

        I have had long-term, mutually wanted friendships and relationships with guys of all ages, including some much older than me, and some much younger than me. I try to get along with everyone and be a good neighbor and good friend. I try to be supportive of everyone.

        We need to focus on good behavior in general, not a discriminatory feature like age blocking. I think that if someone is nasty to you, whatever their age, you should be able to get Grindr to ban them.

        We are all in the same village, the same community. People of every age can be supportive of each other and kind to each other. That makes us stronger as a community.

      • Rudy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's just as creepy to have you young punks threaten and insult older guys!

      • pls commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This wont work. They will abuse it by entering an incorrect birthdate.

        I agree. It is not like i am not blocking them anyway. The same ones that keep on trying even though i said no 7272 times and blocked them everytime are the most creepy.

        I prefer not wasting their time by them just not seeing my profile. I truly think that is nicer than to turn them down everytime and them keep on trying wirh everyone.

        For them the app will probably be a lot more boring so they probably will lie about their birthdate.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is discrimination why always gay people discriminate themselves about skin colour age serology etc? This is not appropriate!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Who says that the 25-35 year old gets to determine of the other gets messaged. Who says you get to violate the rule.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just as much as I would like to block all the kids who think because your a daddy you should be generous.

      • Semmy Stumpp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A field to add your preferred age range would actually help as a start, but blocking people out might be the better option - even... you might miss out on some amazing people - because people look really different as what you often expect what is said in their passport.

        By the way: It also works the other way around.

        As if just "older guys" are the creepy ones!

        Any "unwanted age" can be annoying if you do not communicate it.

        The only way right now to add it is in the regular dating profile field.

        Did you add your preferred age there? I encounter too many who write "I already have a daddy and grandfather, thank you." - nobody knows what that means. I would be helpful if people start writing more often "nobody over 25" or "between 18-25 only" if you that is your preferred age range

      • Jammy 31 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm eagerly waiting for this person's 30th birthday. I think I'd pay for a "Big Brother" style show of his first grey hair, first discovery of his receding hairline... Oh yeah :-D

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hateful for speaking the truth? Okay. Good thing it's worse than the rampant ageism and racism on the app, huh? "smh"

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        and yet I look up and 973 grindr users vote for this? too bad I can't block people who voted for this. SO sick and tired of listening to the whining children 30 and younger. Jesus, sit down smoke that blunt in your hand and wait right there.. I will be back with some of that government cheese to go with the whine. If we all just let peeps be who they be and don't F**** worry bout it...... Oh wait it might spoil your wine...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Spoken like a true insecure, self-absorbed, and pretentious twink. If a message is "creepy" then simply block them. That was hard. It really is amazing what gay guys are turning into these days. I don't personally care what your age is (as long as you're legal), if I'm not interested I politely say so, and if you get salty about it you get blocked. I promise it's not hard to take less than a minute out of your extremely important life to be kind to another human being.

        TL;DR: BAD idea for a feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        just say in your profile what kind of guy you're looking for. If someone messages you and you're not interested, don't reply. Delete the message. Simple

      • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is just as offensive as blocking people by ethnicity, height, weight etc. Anyone can be creepy at any age. If you’re not attracted say not my type and move on.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Disagree. But I think there should be a profile field where you can describe the type of guy (or age) you're into.

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