Grindr thinks that gay men = trans women, which is why they lump us all itogether in the same search. Despite Grindr’s poorly executed and overly PC attempts to be inclusive of everyone, their actions demonstrate disinterest and contempt for the unique identities that are part of the LGBT+ family.
Grindr is disgusting for forcing trans women on gay men in the name of inclusiveness.
M2M period. You can make a case for trans men but really, how does anyone justify removing OPTIONAL filtering for trans WOMEN.
I’m happy people are making a fuss.I don’t know who grindr is talking to but this absolute abuse towards gay men is a total mockery of inclusivity and really was just the opposite of that. Some gay men are upset and feeling plenty of resentment towards trans women. We have the right to our own space
I want to talk to a man. All this binary gender bender politically correct stuff is bullsh@@@@. Don't force it people. If you were born a male then your a man if you have a problem with that, get your own damn website hookup app. I personally like masculine rugged muscled bull's str8 bi curious or gay dude's who are like minded guys who like man on man sex with no strings attached
Stuart McClain commented
Other Dating apps I see at least include trans man, trans woman - and even more options if you want to be even more specific.
𝙽𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝙾𝚏 𝚈𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝙱𝚎𝚎𝚜𝚠𝚊𝚡! commented
crover, i know this won't be very helpful but, i do want to tell ya, i feel it is genuinely disheartening, you have to go through this every day
have you ever had any luck matching up with anyone?
As an agender person I get misgendered on Grindr on a daily basis and when I say I'm agender (which my profile says) I get abuse, blocked, asked about my genitalia, told I need psychiatric help or any combo of these things. This is a critical safeguarding issue for trans and gnc people. Cis men who only want to see cis men need to be given that option so they stop bringing us abuse and trauma.
Mark J. commented
Not being able to filter by gender is very limiting and ridiculous. Even paying $40 a month for the app I still cannot seem to find another gay man within 10 miles of my area. This app is now littered with straight people trying to party. I get gaslit for being a gay man over 40.
I am all for inclusion but let's at least identify Who We Are it is not exclusionary to date who you're interested in. Stop listening to the wrong voice how many times has it been posted we should make this up gay again ?? other providers make changes to assist, especially for the cost of the app.
There should be a filter and it should be in the free version. If I wanted to see women or women wanna be's I'd be on Tinder
I don't understand why there isn't a filter. Why are you charging me to look convers interact with someone i don't want to.
This isn't discrimination, the entire purpose of this app is to connect and without a filter you are forced to ino it, not to mention the prostitutes using it.
Not necessary commented
I agree. It’s a HUGE turnoff seeing girls or those dressed as such. Please have a filter for us GAY GUYS. We REALLY don’t want to see girls. Scruff doesn’t have a single woman I. Their site- they get it. I may have to spend my money over there instead. At least it will keep me interested in what a GAY MALE site should provide. PLEASE….get with the program. So many have begged you for this. PLEASE LISTEN TO US!!!
The Grindr app is not a lesbian-based virtual community or an app for female gays or homosexual women! No females/ladies/girls/women shouldn't be given access to the forums, nor be a part of the Grindr site or have access to its forums. The Grindr app and service were designed for MALES (MEN / GUYS), not FEMALES (WOMEN / LADIES), and so on. This site has led to compromised privacy and life upheaval for several male users, who are GRINDR's intended audience. Similarly, GRINDR's changes have created a new distrust amongst the platforms' primary and original user bases. Male users (e.g., men/guys) have been publicly outed by female counterparts who have infiltrated the site and compromised their privacy. The site has been publicized, so the straight community knows about the site besides functionality and location.
Notably, even the site's distinctive sound alert has been publicized, resulting in negative consequences for site users. With proper vetting mechanisms, criticism could have avoided such public scrutiny. Vetting has lapsed and become increasingly problematic for long-time users and now even paying customers due to the increased number of 'non-males' in the Grindr community. Grindr's male-only, private, confidential, functional, and easy-to-use site and app have all been broken, which has hurt the community's trust for years. Like other apps and virtual spaces, Grindr is a community of like-minded males. We act in a way that suggests we have a strong passion for men and similar sexual preferences to other men (for example, "Male Homosexuality").
The site, its userbases, and its original audience were created by male gay community developers to create a one-of-a-kind community of MEN who are socially and sexually attracted to other MEN [GUYS] sexually to communicate in a safe space and seek each other out if the occasion called for it, emotionally, physically, and so on.
Foremost, this app should only be used by adult males (guys).
.1) Gay/Queer/Bi//MSM/Other .2) Men/Guys.
Michael Ruth commented
By option is it's advertising for gay men not women ,etc. If it's advertising it that what I expect it to be. And far as blocking it only does for a short time then I see the them again it's frustrating .
Please please please. This is an app for 1) gay, 2) men. It shouldn’t be a burden on us to block these people, especially when we’re paying to find other gay men. GRND is a company now—just make a new app, and market accordingly!
Jaques Merde commented
This app should only have men and trans men on it in the first place.
Stuart McClain commented
The data is collected so why not search on it?
If identifying is an issue. Then give users option to decline to state
Roll Play commented
Please don’t limit someones gender identity with only a handful of answers to choose from. You need the other, where one can write their own answers As we know Gender is a spectrum. As users, If you see abuse report it or disrespectful humor report it. The folks at Grinder should have a policy and set procedures how to handle these problems.
Anon Feedback commented
A gender filter is NECESSARY and NOT discriminatory for two reasons; (1) it helps marginalized users find people they are most comfortable with and (2) it allows the grid to find people they are actually interested in meeting. Let’s make this happen!
Add a gender filter so that people not attracted to men, like lesbians, can use the app. We don’t have many apps for casual stuff.
Alex Williams commented
I’m a bi (cis) man, but I prefer cis men and women. Sorry, but that is what I prefer and wish that there was filter for that and to hide from those that do not fit my preferences.
Steve McNeely commented
Grindr is a gay connection site which has been mostly for m/m but since there's more trans/fem there probably should have a option to show either:
1: gay (men/Bi/couples) or 2: trans/fem
(m/f trans/nonbinary/ fem)