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
not an ageist commented
Grow up and deal with it! You may prefer a certain age but you also may meet someone you look outside of it. It kills me when older guys write something like "<30 yo" or young guys write "no oldies", It says a lot about those individual's character and they deserve to be called out (I usually block them automatically. By the way, I'm in my 30s.
This comment is an ageist comment. And the 1826 votes show the ageism gay people have. What's wrong with a nice, hot daddy or granpa?? I say that as a 28 y/o. Just think about the words you use and how they effect swaths of people, and then induce anxiety in those people about their value to other's who they might be able to connect to.
And what proposition do you have with guys - for exeampke - who are 40 and look like if they are 29 y old? Don’t tell me you are focused on their 🧠 but only on their physical aspect !
paul dennis commented
Having a age preference for messages would eliminate a lot of unwanted messages and unwanted pics creepy guys are sending
and I want to block young kids from contacting me
I suppose it would only be fitting to also have the option to block users that are younger than your age preference.
I mean i have to agree with the outraged dudes. Ive seen people draw a hard line at 25....well im told i look 18-20 and have often had great times with ppl who put those age restrictions on their account. When they see me or talk to me, suddenly my 26 (27 as of yesterday... Ugh) years on thid planet are irrelevent.
You know what makes more sense? Blocking ppl certain distances. Im not on grindr to chat and it can be annoying to talk to someone you think is local only to be disappointed.
And if they are gonna come here, fine they'll appear in my feed when they get grt closer.
Jonathan Denton commented
You know you can just ignore people you don't wanna talk to, right?
That works fairly well for me.
Also it's a bit shitty to write off an entire age bracket because of the action of a few individuals.
It’s thoughts like this, shallow and childish, that led me to being comfortable about lying about my age. Only by a few years but I commonly get people refusing to believe I’m 30 in real life. The average guess? 21. Median is closer to 20. Range is 19-27. I’d feel bad about it but I mean I’m not 16 using grindr to say I’m 18-20 and get others to commit felony level offenses with a now 10+ year statute of limitations. For the uneducated, I’m referring to statutory ****. Since 16 year olds can as I’ve sadly found out easily come off in person as well over 18 easily. They just don’t care or claim they’d never tell. Which as an adult who remembers what it’s like being a teenager I can confidently say hormones alone make that bs.
Anyways this idea is gross and likely to be implemented anyways, it’s the grindr thing.
Exactly I’m older and wiser and I agree with you! I want to be able to block out the young lazy pervert whores looking for a easy ride in life! Get a job! Stop daddy/ son prostitution! I’m really don’t care about incest and that type of lifestyle but something is wrong with a boy and daddy it’s just not right! Someone must have been abused or maybe I’m so blinded by being robbed and abused by the young putas and their foreign daddies here! It’s a horrible world here and it’s just getting worse! I’m no longer using Grindr after 3 years of pure mental abuse extortion drugging and being intentionally robbed by a daddy son group and their ****** partners of which are several adult Americans! Sick people! Good luck but remember your safety is first
Exactly I’m older and wiser and I agree with you! I want to be able to block out the young lazy pervert whores looking for a easy ride in life! Get a job! Stop daddy/ son prostitution
I’d you don’t find someone attractive just say no thanks or block them. What’s creepier than being called daddy! And whoever it is that’s suggested this, can’t wait until they receive their first “get lost you old creep” response. Because it’ll a come a lot sooner than they think
Actually, the option should be to block all those NOT THIS NOT THAT NOT THAT EITHER Profiles.
C'mon guys, we are supposed to be all grown up people here, no? The argumets:
Old people messages are creepy
Taps are creepy
Hi messages are creepy
Etc... this is also creepy!
Are just BS. Grow up and be able to deal with life's "Creepiness". If you want to stay within a micro bubble of equals, then step out of apps and environments that are supposed to be inclusive. And Above all, stop the the whining of "he/she is discriminating me for this or that"
Highly ageist. Shall we do that for skin colours we don't like? How about for other things that we don't like for example ethnicities, religions Etc?
This is a very shortsighted suggestion. It totally relegates older guys into second class people. This should not be implemented.
Sean Nolan commented
Ok why don't we just put blocks in for everything but wait that's not right we can't block str8 people as they are not in here right or those under 18 who are not telling the truth or someone who is playing catfish
Don't do it people need to feel for everyone you may not be atracted to someone but that don't say that that person may not be needed in your life as a friend don't be so short sighted
It might be good to not allow people who are not "my type" i. e. outside your filtered preferences to message someone.
perhaps just get off grindr and talk to some of those creepy old people who fought a very real war against gays, many lost their lives for your ***. we would walk down streets and be not just harrassed but attacked, beaten and yet thelo creepy old people gave up their frivilous hours of cruising for *** to do things that would make a difference-in YOUR life. and i wonder how often you have even just gave thanks to these heros just in your heart? So, angel, life is rough, but when somebody takes the time to teach you some graciousness you will understand that every text you receive is a compliment. just be careful what you wish for because there may be a time when nobody has any desire to even bother you with texts anylonger
And the opposite...., block younger ones under my filtered age indicated.
HungSolo4 FWB commented
maybe we could split the app into “Baby Grinder” and “Grown Folks Grinder” because if you cant handle addressing a man hitting on you its not you that needs the filter, just maybe this is all too much and now understand why this is adult app. Maybe its you that should be filtered ~ Re-****! There are no filters in life! 💡 Grindr, would it be possible to add some “Coping skills”?? 💡😇