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)
Zacharie Collins commented
On the French version change the option that has "ils" (they) to "iel". The existing options are a BAD translation as this is what is generally preferred by non-binary French speakers.
Women shouldn't be on here. There is literally hundreds of sites for them. Gay or bi men looking for men only
Maria Hale commented
Am option for "Sexuality: gay, bisexual, bi-curious... Etc."
I know this app is for men looking for men, but it's common for male/female couples to be on as well looking for men, as well. I feel awkward when I ask "are you into just males or are yook with males and females?" Because we don't have the option to read if someone is bisexual outside of tags, which some people don't use (some may not want to use tags, some may not know how that works, some just don't know what it's there for, etc). 🤷🏻♀️ Not trying to be rude, but is rather not be rude and bothersome when asking if gents are into just males or into males and females.
Jess Kinzy commented
You should have to have to say what you gender you are most interested in
Gay Men love women. And some gay men don’t prefer women. Meanwhile some women ARE GAY.. and that means some men prefer to be open with a woman and finding a woman on Grindr means a man doesn’t have to have difficult talks explaining what he likes. He knows this woman is aware of why he’s on the app.. so now all he has to do is be himself. I agree to have the preference filters for gender and ethnicity preference. I created an account because my gay friend begged me to for years. They had men constantly requesting to see me through them .. so much can be said.
Gay isn’t a Male only thing. And most Males on Grindr prefer women over men as most types are DL and call an anus a pussy .. so those with actual vaginas like myself shouldn’t be flagged because we don’t have a penis… some trans women don’t have a penis due to surgery and love the aesthetics of the illusion of being a woman however a biological woman is seen as a threat meanwhile you pattern her in your sexual thoughts and behaviors? Just relax.. if you don’t want a vagina don’t message the person that has one lol
There are so many men here who bash me as tho this isn’t an app for gays like it’s a boys toilet room. If I’m not your type reporting my page doesn’t make me go away. Im a female with an advanced sexual appetite and Men on Grindr tend to like that. Also I’m a SWITCH… however men find I have only one type and I don’t go outside my preference.
Profiles should have an option to list what gender you're into (men, women, non-binary etc).
Samantha Hallman commented
Why is there only men on mine? I cannot search for women at all. And it’s annoying. It needs to be changed to who we want to search..
Brad McIntyre commented
I think the current online dot could be colour coded based on pronouns. I often say "hey man, how's it going?" And quite often I put my foot in my mouth when I am accessing someone with gender neutral pronouns