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
Had this happen to me yesterday.
I’ve had fake dudes from scruff Facebook and tinder message me. It’s not a safety issue to me because I wouldn’t meet anyone without them texting me via wireless device and after talking 24-48 hours. If anyone is moaning it is the bottom or the guy who commented below joe jx-xyz in addition, no one with a fake account is going through all the research to find this (how can we improve your experience) so it gives one pause to your motives. I can tell 90% of the comments are from this same guy who says reports never get resolution and ends by saying act on it Grindr. It’s probably a woman trying to catch her husband. If Grindr has access to photo gallery and get traced back then what is your issue?
Joe Jxko commented
It's a safety issue.
People obviously don't read the conditions on the site, when ever you upload a photo, yours or not, Grindr has access to your phone Gallery. So always get traced back to the phone they used to send text and images and sign in with.
I created a new profile and didn't have any number verification.
All I see is spam, fake accounts.
Also people saying no to this, obviously are fake accounts, why else comment on this or even look at it.
Even more so when Tinder, Plenty Of Fish and Scruff have these verification processes which is mandatory.
The report option never gets acted on.
Also bit of a difference when someone is pretending to be someone and using pictures without concent. Not about "Common Sense".
Also people moan about number giving out, you have to do this with every site you sign up these days. So I don't see a issue at all.
So yes, more verifications the better.
Act on it Gridnr.
Why do people keep saying Grindr don’t have this feature yet? They do... for about two months. Research and stop ******** all the time ... go create a profile within 24 hours you get a pop up that requires your number. My friend did it and I didn’t know it was an option. Got too much gay time on your hands. Never can be happy probably been single most of your life.
No. People who say yes to this, obviously are the ones who will get scammed all their life because they lack common sense. They have a learning curve best to coach them now before they get old.
So no we should not use our phone numbers as a verification this is not tinder, scruff if you like that go to that portal. Having a phone number won’t stop all the issues on here. Stop being a **** and sending your nudes and if you want this option you’re the one sending your nudes have some class. I don’t understand why ppl think a phone number is going to resolve the issue at hand. Heck they can say hey Zander let me borrow your phone for a second or mom dad brother sister phone number changes go phones google text list goes on.
Again encountered another fake profile.
A joke now.
Wong Ming commented
Ain't fun and I'm suprised they haven't already got something like this in place. I welcome this idea.
Needs some sort of phone verification for every user.
Gridnr needs to up its game.
Not about meeting fake people.
It's about stopping people using fake accounts and pictures from the start.
People who say no to this, obviously the ones who create fake accounts.
So yes we should use our phone numbers as a verification as, tinder, scruff, POF and every other site asks for this.
Ever heard of a burner phone? Pre paid wireless is too easy to get and some people use their work phones too and or iPads. Find another way or tell the user to send you a pic doing something to verify who they are. No one wants you having their personal information. How about don’t meet them if you don’t trust them or get off your lazy butt and go meet people in real life.
No verification, no phone or picture verification. Only email verification. So anyone can create an account pretending to be you which has happened to me and many others and abuse the system, the report system they have in place is pointless, as there is only a email verification, the fake users and blank profiles can just create another one using a new email. A huge safety concern in which Grindr aren't even acting on or acknowledging and aren't taking this seriously. Needs Investigating!
I've seen so much illegal activity on Grindr which isn't being taking seriously enough from this Company.
Seems you aren't even listening to serious issues as such as this.
Even Tinder has added a picture verification when signing up and for old users, also they have a standard phone verification as well as POF and Scruff. Yet Grindr hasn't. Something doesn't add up.
As for the "report" nothing ever happens to the fake profiles, as I have numerous amount of customers evidence to support this. Also you should have a extra verification instead of a simple email verification. As the recent news regarding the safety issue regarding Grindr, as a result I will be taking this futher.
I will be passing my concerns on. I also want you to pass this on as an official complaint.
Well. After two years of this post being on Top of the list.
STILL no phone verification or picture verification. Whereas other apps such as Tinder, POF etc had this rather important safety feature implemented!
I am absolutely disgusted that Gridnr hasn't done this still as I am sick of the fake accounts and pictures that have been used of my friends without their permission. As it's simple to create another email account without tracking.
As for the report button. Pointless as they can just create another account using a different email without any extra verification for signing up or in.
No verification, no phone or picture verification. Only email verification.
So anyone can create an account pretending to be you which has happened to me and many others and abuse the system, the report system they have in place is pointless, as there is only a email verification, the fake users and blank profiles can just create another one using a new email.
A huge safety concern in which Grindr aren't even acting on or acknowledging...
This is a real need. It goes beyond annoyance and bots, real harm is done by people using someone else’s pics, then trolling someone to humiliate or bully them. I’ve seen it happen many times.
You don’t even need to make it mandatory, just include the **** option (and NOT only for unlimited users).
A pic and phone number verification option. Now. Failure to act is an act of violence against many unfortunate people for whom Grindr may be the only window into the gay world they have.
Dwight Westecott commented
As a paid member I would expect grinder to do better to keep us safe from up to 15 fake profile contacts per day. These idiots use exactly the same text and pictures over and over. If we can see it, why can’t you do something to filter them out? Not to mention countless guys using your platform for prostitution and illegal drug sales. It shouldn’t be rocket science to search for and blow these offender profiles away. Do better grinder!
I totally agree! I’m tired of fake profiles claiming to be “sugar daddies” that want me to contact them on kik. It’s starting to get really annoying. The feature should be like they did on Tinder or something very close
This needs to be acting on NOW! 2020 and still no real verification process. I don't care about some wanting to stay anonymous. Its a issue when people create fake accounts using other peoples private and personal pictures without their permission, when all there is on Grindr is a email sign up, which offers no way of a safety verification that would put the fake users from doing this again. Phone and picture verification needed, as its a huge safety issue for people who are at risk and who could be extremely vulnerable.
Money should be at the forefront at the cost of safety risks. Even more so since Grindr has been on the news in the past for safety risks.
In the past 20 minutes I have outed 6 scammers from West Africa, I won't say how but it is very simple to catch them out. Why don't Grindr put a block on IP addresses from the region, that will stop them getting on the app, well most of the stupid ones anyway. I do report them before they have finished reading my reply as they block me and they need to be caught out and deleted from the app. Grindr should verify much better than they do or not at the moment. You cannot report a profile if the realise you know as they block you and the report option is not available any longer. I suppose I could have a paid for profile that is used just to report them but then I get accused of too much moderator intervention, so I get deleted and they keep my money, I am catching fakes and scammers, not only do Grindr want their members to be defrauded, by keeping the money they are also part of it.
Alec who did you **** off lololololol
In reality, it doesn’t matter what steps Grindr takes to prevent a fake profile. The truth is that if you can make it they can fake it. Grindr shouldn’t have to be high security. Some kinks require anonymity. Should we have to give Grindr a semen sample too?
Here’s a better idea. Take what you need from Grindr and discard the rest. Don’t put yourself in a situation that is more of a risk than you are willing to take. Or fuck it... take that risk for a change! Where’s your sense of adventure?
I think if you’re that overly cautious, maybe you should just activate Grindr on your smart phone and then view it remotely from the comfort of your favorite panic room. Maybe switch to Chaturbate?
Each individual needs to be worried about their own safety. Share your location and your plans with a friend. Take precautions, but it’s not grindr’s responsibility to keep people safe. You can’t save the world and you might not be able to even save yourself. Would it be grindrs fault if you were scrolling through the grid and a weren’t paying close enough attention to your surroundings and you got hit by a bus? Is that grindrs fault too?
Everyone needs to take their own safety precautions. Grindr is not God and even God can’t keep everyone safe.