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Verify users

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

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If Grindr suddenly disabled all fake accounts, their user count would be cut in half easily — so I don’t hold out much hope they’ll make any real verification retroactive. What the could do, though, is two things: offer a separate one time identity verification service for a few bucks, then allow users to filter so they only see verified profiles. Making the verification robust, cheap, and effective to use would be a way for legit users to see only each other and push the junk/spam/whatever out of the way as if they weren’t even there.

      • Thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Make everyone verify by credit card and cell phone text message. This shouldn't be so difficult. Make EVERYONE pay a $1 verification fee. If they don't have a credit card, good bye. Most people on here don't want losers that don't even have a credit card. This will get rid of the Spam that is getting worse every day. I'm about to cancel because it's getting annoying. And now that you took away zooming in on photos.. W t f is that all about?

      • Fernando commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I feel this is imperative to safety. First thing should be done is to verify the email address suplied and make sure it is avtually valid, then send a code to the email address, the person writes the code on a paper holding it up in the mirror taking a selfie. Dudes nudes has been doing this for years now, and even piggy backing and taking their idea, if you want options... Just leave it options to verify and have a icon that appears on the profile, saying that they are verified.

      • Pedro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Using email-addresses and complicated phone number workarounds is just so last season. Using snapchat style instant photo would require no third-party apps or anything.

      • Pedro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The most easy and effective way to verify someone is to have an "instant photo snap" feature on Grindr itself, similar to that of Snapchat. The selfie is taken at that very instant with the user's camera, so the user cannot send a photo from library, thus making it very difficult to appear as someone else.

      • Lucianoger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The verification with phone number is more than enough. WhatsApp has been doing that for years and it works.

        To have a new phone number in most countries you need to buy a new chip and activate it with your respective documents. That would be enough to find anyone AND to stop the spread of fake profiles.

      • Brandon Aldridge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Passport Identification number perhaps? Because fakes can just bypass it with numbers.city < virtual phone agency website

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One profile per phone number? Fine in theory but ,ost people have multiple phones and phone numbers now.

        Regarding escorts the tide is to strong to turn back so go with the flow and make it ok provided they identify themselves as such on their profiles.... why?

        Because I for one am fed up with people messaging me, chatting me up for ages then out opf the blue asking for money at the point of arranging a meet.

      • Bradley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Good day

        I have found that someone on this site is impersonating me and sending my pictures to others. I'd like to report this and have this person exposed as I'm not gay neither do I have a account with yourl.

      • Daniel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A verification system isn't needed. If you're questioning someone's identity...

        1. Tell them to take a live photo with a shoe on their head or to do something that isn't common!

        2. Snapchat/Facetime/Skype/etc.

        Have them prove their identity to you. If they're unwilling to do that block them. Stop wasting your time talking to fakes.

      • Nathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        All of the illegal immigrants in the USA would cry if they put in a verification system as they would no longer be able to use Grindr for prostitution/drugs/trafficking/etc.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I seriously and honesty really think that they should definitely require that you show a state id or drivers license and that will stop everything on grindr

      • Sean Bone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be probably the best thing Grindr should follow. The amount of "fake" accounts, underage accounts and people catfishing is absolutely ridiculous! This also happens on other platforms, but verification would definitely be good.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If Grindr introduced this feature it will impact the number of users negatively (they love it being inflated) and they need the inflated number to stay atop stats and sell themselves to the advertisers. Very simple, pathetic way to make money. After all it’s a Chinese company owned by a straight guy, nothing more than just a business

      • Jono commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is needed ASAP, apart from the catfishes and prostitutes, i have a STALKER (police been involved and everything) who the moment I block all he does is create a new profile and continues the harassment. PLEASE Grindr, dress this issue asap!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Best we can do is not pay anymore till they solve this. I'm not willing to pay for a prostitutes catalogue.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When it comes to verifying users there needs to be stricter checks on ages. I cant think right now on how that can be done for the moment but surely there must some ideas in place. The amount of times this week I have had to report underage profiles to grindr, yet still waiting for the report to be checked everytime I see their page and want to re report it still says the last report is still pending as a result.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this. It seems like Grindr is not even trying to address this problem. Since you already have moderators who approve photos, maybe use them to do this.

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