Profile Reciprocity - users should only get to see and filter by the profile fields they've included in their own profile
Unless located in a country with anti-gay legislation, members with unspecified fields on their profile should not get to see or filter by those fields on other profiles. This would encourage members to fully complete their profile, in a way that supports their privacy and discretion without a mandate. It would also inspire a much-needed culture of fair play and non-discrimination on the app.
Something like this needs to be done to help put an end to incomplete and blank profiles. With more detailed profiles available in the community, members would enjoy easier browsing, more effective filtering, and overall better connections. The user experience would improve tenfold.
Sri Kumar commented
Make sure to fill all the stats and entries. Empty profiles are bs. User must enter the details, stats, and should be allowed in only after the entries are filled. No point allowing a profile that says only "online now" in a blank screen!
That the field "position" is mandatory but can hide as it is done in "age".
To help with incomplete or blank profiles allow an option to only let people see the information in your profile that they also shared. If they don't list a height or weight they can't see yours or if they don't share milage yours isn't shared to them.
You're onto something. People have completely blank profiles then get rude when you ask them the typical questions.
Don't allow blank profiles. So please make all details mandatory except face picture
That makes no sense...personally a married man is hotter ;) coming from a bi married man whose wife knows and participates from time to time. Even she agrees a married man sneaking around to sleep with men is just hot.
Rafael Dalcin commented
Make it mandatory the filling of ethnicity, body type, position, and HIV status, (just like age) to make filters more useful and the Xtra experience more meaningful.
Create host and travel info options in profile.
Do not allow totally blank profiles. Most likely spammers or hiding their real facts.... I know there is no trust on here, but that is carrying things a bit too far.
Please make it compulsory for all Grindr members and non-members to fill in the profile to join. Too many people on Grindr now with no pic, no profile, and no distance. I don't care if they don't want their face pic up but a profile is essential. It will also help weed out fakes.
People could still lie, just like they do with age
What's the point of that?!
But let the user choose whether they want to show or hide it on their profile, just like age.
I notice that you have new community guidelines. I would hope that no one would participate in active bashing, but we live in an imperfect world. We all also have our preferences. Personally, I use filters, but that only works if guys provide ALL information. Why not reevaluate your policy on providing complete demographic information. I believe your filters would work perfectly if all users were required to provide all information, thus avoiding any unpleasantries. Please consider this suggestion.
I hear ya my man and think this is good info to know ahead of time. But there are reasons why a person might be want to be selective about who, how and when they reveal all of this information to. If I want to know something about a guy, I ask and chat about it. We’re not ordering a pizza here.
It would be nice if there was more profile details necessary to activate your profile, as a way to improve filtering and the ability to find similar interests. So many people make blank profiles.
Jeffrey Burnet commented
Stop people from having blank profiles. Make all fields mandatory.
Make it mandatory to have a profile of the person.
What's the point of all these blank profiles.
What age there looking for
Shaven or not
And so on.
Eric S. commented
Blank profiles are extremely annoying!!! Each user should be REQUIRED to enter their statistics information.
Age, height, and weight, etc., should be the mandatory minimum in order to complete and advance beyond the profile setup.
All have to fill the general profile data to start searching.
To make the search and filter work better