Here is one way of doing it that would preserve discretion for users who don't wish to post a public photo on their profile. This solution could live alongside a more universal verification process for those that do post a public photo.
James Sharp commented
A great way for this to work would be a symbol to verify the indicate has been authenticated as human and one step further a watermark similar to that of the Grindr logo on any pictures that you upload which would confirm the picture has been verified as belonging to the authenticated user
Even if accounts are able to stay anon and discreet implement the choice of being verified so people can get on with what they want faster without being catfished or being put in danger, also having the choice of just showing verified profiles will make Grindr a much better and safer experience in general.
W B commented
IMPLEMENT VERIFIED PROFILES ONCE AND FOR ALL!!
You should be protecting your genuine users not supporting the fakes, cat fishes and pic collectors.
Scruff has a very successful verified profile roll out.
Adrian Stanganelli commented
It's full of fake profiles. You need to do something fast.
That is not something we currently do, but we appreciate the idea!
Brady Good commented
was wondering if I could get a Check By my name because of my following on social media account and TV appearances.
Grindr used to have an HIV status filter option, but I believe removed it as a social justice/virtue signal move to appear to be more "inclusive". Good luck getting them to bring it back, as it would mean less profits for the company.
Grindr should add a filter for STD status. So if i wanted to look for someone that had their status on their profile. I also think that this filter should be free to keep true to grindr's support of std awareness, testing, and treatment.
Craig Michaels commented
Let Xtra/Unlimited users have a second profile attached to their account in case they have information they want known but don’t want associated or made public. For example some one into fetishes but doesn’t want everyone they know who is also on Grindr to know. Someone not ready to share their HIV status but wants a profile where they can have it listed for people who are interested
david atess commented
Yes this is a fantastic idea!
Especially now in Australia as a specific race are leaving off their ethnicity all together then making you guess.
I think they should not be able to see my ethnicity which I make public if they are wanting to be tricky and hide theirs.
Just wastes times and someone always gets offended.
Great idea! I think this will improve the safety of the app
I have place 👇 commented
If you want verified face pics go to Tami or go to some gay Grindr app.
If I want to remain discreet, I should have that option. Some guys are here strictly for sex without the faintest idea of a relationships
Michael Hunt commented
If you want verified face pics go to Tami or go to some gay marriage app.
If I want to remain discreet, I should have that option. Some guys are here strictly for sex without the faintest idea of a relationship. If you are not into nsa sex then don't click on blank profiles!!!
Sandro Baeza commented
Podría ser con un código que te llega al celular, como WhatsApp
Jay Edwin Cortez commented
Two factor verification.
First stage - Grindr verification via pic/poss or pic/word, pic/vid etc
Second factor - Social Verification
When within proximity of another Grindr user AND Bluetooth is on - App will open a dialog window asking to verify that user/each other.
Both can see each other’s response.
Penalized for not verifying
Give a social verification:
+ real as advertised
This could trigger at a bar and someone you never talked to suddenly is presented w your profile asking to verify. Could be useful on multiple fronts or could be a privacy mode where doesn’t trigger is n users are present.
Jay Edwin Cortez commented
This is a nice idea but these systems are easily fooled. I can create a pic of a dude that doesn’t exist and then pose him easily. Can even automate the process. GANNs are fun. However I wouldn’t do this but it can be done.
W41K3R 27606 commented
SIMPLE IDEA INTRODUCE PHOTO VERIFICATION WHEN SOMEONE SETS UP AN ACCOUNT GRINDR WILL SEND THEM A CODE WHICH THEY WILL HAVE TO WRITE IT DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER AND TAKE A PHOTO OF THEMSELVES WITH THE CODE
Alex Palmer commented
Immediately improve the user experience by limiting the ways in which fake profiles destroy the community. I’ve been cat-fished multiple times, daily, since installing the app. It’s borderline traumatizing to be constantly screwed with in this manner.