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
This idea should be okay for as long as the verification method doesn't require manual intervention by Grindr staff.
Fake profiles are ruining this platform...
This should be the main improvement
Too many fakes... We need a verification system
Handsign based verification would be easier and faster because it allows AI to do the work
Get this going! What are you waiting for??? Bots are ruining your platform!!!
Definitely verify by photograph holding a unique code. Get rid of the fakes and time wasters!
Sean B commented
This needs to be addressed more than the top voted item of who viewed your profile.
Apps like Hinge you have to send a photo of yourself, other apps like mister BnB requires verification on passports and or driving licences.
I am not saying that Grindr to go this deep, but to have accounts symbol to state they are verified. Maybe the Xtra accounts need to show a symbol as in some respects you have been verified by payment.
There are too many younger (-18) users which send images which are classed as indecent images. This needs to stop. The reporting tools need to have better tools to block accounts sooner on reports.
More needs to be done.
200% agree. If you check the phone number you'll prevent banned users from creating a new account instantly.
The experience in Grindr is getting worst everyday.
This must be PRIORITY
Not needed. There is no way of verifying anyone nowadays and many need discretion and who want to confirm their identity anyway given that the other person could be a scammer.
It's up to the individual regarding photos, I ask the other person to send me a "proof" photo in a particular pose like holding a cup or touching an ear even if they have one on their profile.
I totally agree with this 150%. Between the fakes and the bots, I am ready to call it quits. It's not only about making money. If users get sick of these things your app will be useless. I think steps need to be taken and quickly to get the number of fakes and bots down if not eliminated. Thanks.
It happened already too manny times to speak with fake people that they just pretend to be someone else in order to get naked pictures or because they want to revenge because you are not interested in them they steal your pictures from
Your instagram or profile and later they scam other guys under your identity.
You should solve this problem with priority!
I am suggesting to give us the option to have verified accounts therefore you can ask for a picture of Id and also the selfie with the user holding the Id in order to verify identity...
This can be a new feature of your app and we can choose if we want yo be verified or not therefore we can choose to
Speak with verified people or not.
This issue is sooo soo but soo frustrating, everytime i am considering my options, you should yourselves put in our shoes... after all it’s a dating app and we ask for good service or are you more focused on sales ? Quantity over quality? 🤮
I'm in complete agreement. Between fake accts and scammers, I have trouble finding folks.
Please tell us when the other person takes screenshots give screenshots notification
How do you roll out this ridiculous, overpriced Unlimited garbage when you still haven't figured out how to stop ALL the spam and fakes, nor have verified account creation. You shouldn't just be sold as a company, you should be disbanded. Get it together.
The bottom line is...... a phone number should be required to start a profile and all existing profiles should be required to confirm their identity with a phone number or have their account suspended until they do so
I can't use it anymore. Too many fakes
It’s gettibg so out of hand and is ruining Grindr completely
This is a huge problem IMO. I stopped using Grindr a while back. Few months later I get a password reset request in my email. I deleted my profile when I stopped using Grindr so I thought it was strange. Eventually I reset the password and logged in to find some guy's picture as my profile pic who i don't know. So basically someone can use your email address to start an account and you will never know because Grindr does not verify the email when you sign up. If this person then commits a crime, YOUR email is now linked to this. Emails are linked to individual people since you can't have 2 of the same email addresses. This is a serious problem and needs to be fixed. Email verification is internet 101. I can't believe they don't do this.
Grindr has never cared about anyone’s safety, bottom lines is priority and even if it was planned, they would remove it the following week. Same with XTRA members are suppose to be getting unlimited profiles but it’s still capped.