This would be to verify a user by one of a few means either they have to send their photo to you with their name on it or instead of utilizing emails as a verification use their mobile numbers similar to whatsap this will stop or minimize the amount of fake profiles as lately grindr has a huge number of pfs that are fake and guys just open a new one with another fake email address
Eluard Gonzalez commented
Es increible la forma como crean perfiles falsos unos por aburridps pero otros con malicia para averiguar muchas cosas de los demas
Require distance to be shown for all users will help identify some bots.
Require age, weight and height to be shown for all users to reduce the bots random picture with wrong age or body size. (Remove the feature to hide age).
Since a lot of the bots use the same description, automatically flag any account that has the same exact description as multiple other accounts.
Require at least 2 face and 1 full body photos for all new profiles, and add feature to hide or display any face photo, but require the full body photo to show.
Steven C commented
**3 tips for spotting bots:**
1) The BOTS almost always are recently joined profiles that 99% of the time will tap you with the 😈 emoji. Also with mismatched heights/weights or profile descriptions that don’t sound like a real person would’ve written.
Second if you tap back they’ll auto respond with lines like “well look at that, someone who actually responds to taps!”
How do these bots keep targeting / finding our profiles with their newly created accounts?
Tip 3) the bots last online = time they tapped you. “Last online 4 hours ago. Tapped you 4 hours ago”. They only stay online once for the mass taps, then move onto the next fake account
I've been here for about a week and most of the "people" i've chatted with are bots or just plain scammers.... What the ****??
Actually @christopherB the “offline” profiles could now also be people who pay for the new Unlimited subscription. Part of that package is the ability to appear on Grindr “incognito” or as you say, Offline. Scruff has the same thing.
Christopher B commented
If you could display how many days the user has been a member, and if the user is a paid member, we can quickly identify what profiles might be fake. I have had the same profile for a few years, so that should tell people something about me. Sure, some people might create an account when they travel, but then that's for the other user to decide how to deal with someone who says they are traveling. I know local guys who create accounts, then delete them after a few weeks and create new accounts (and both turned out to be flakes who no-showed). Also, I get messages from people who are OFFLINE! Thats a sure sign that its a scammer. And I know who is a scammer sometimes from the message (starts with some lame joke) so people who have been members should be given some priority when they flag a spam account and maybe that account is suspended immediately (and if it's not a spam account then the reporting user should be 'downgraded' in their spam reporting 'value' if that makes sense.) Like if I flag 20 accounts for spam and they are all really spam accounts, then my future reports should be prioritized. So the spammers get kicked faster. I flag spammers, I don't just flag anyone I don't like.
Carlos P. commented
Come on GRINDR! DO SOMETHING!!! SCRUFF does not suffer from the scourge of fake profiles, which is why I use Scruff more, now....
I actually think Grindr doesn’t know how to fix this problem. Will it take every person that subscribed to your bot app to unsubscribe before you do something? This has been up since june, and it’s september now. fix this, or credit everyone back
Best idea and still not "under review". They clearly don't care, and it'd hurt all the bots they allow to make the grid seem populated. I hope people wake up and stop paying for this so they go under.
So Grindr, do you want to make MONEY with this new feature? Here's how: Offer "verification" for PAID users. Once a paid user verifies, then they get a BADGE on their profile that says "VERIFIED". This way, you make MONEY, and we can tell who is REAL. Thank you.
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John Evanoff commented
I've been getting bots saying how attractive you are then giving their phone number because their wifi isn't working right. Then they text you endless *** talk while giving you a website to go to. The number just goes to a busy signal. They tap you first and if you respond they initially are excited that someone uses taps. They're active bots seeking you out as opposed to just waiting for you to try to contact their profile. It's disgusting that people are preying on us like this.
Scott Glanville commented
Thanks guys this idea was actually posted by me didn't realize it would get such a high responce bit annoyed that other features have been added anyone else had the sugar daddy messages this is why I think sending a photo holding paper with you're name date and a code they supply u / maybe the profile ID number so that they can say you're real and also if banned for being abusive you can't actually return
Come on, Grindr, this is a no brainer. I get exactly zero bots messages on SCRUFF. I report them daily to you while you do nothing about it and limit my ability to block.
Why there so many new or recent created accounts!!
AMAZING IDEA !!! I'm just tired of ALL THES FU***** ESCORTS popping EVERY DAY and MANY TIMES per day in my city ! Unfortunately I live in the center of my city and I'm litteraly surounded by 5-6 escorts that keeps creating multiple profiles. So basically among the 100 guys around me 20 are profiles from escorts ... and reporting them is useless since they will create another profile as soon as they're reported.
I can't believe Grindr adds useless features like video cam, "viewed you", a useless video tab where it's just ads and ****, but this basic feature isn't here.
WOMEN, ESCORTS, DRUG DEALERS, ETC HAVE NO PLACE ON THIS APP.
It's ******* useless to be reporting all day if they just make more accounts in 2 seconds. Either start giving people mod powers, or just make it impossible for them to make accounts just lke that.