Separate section for trans people and their admirers
I think trans men and trans women along with people who are trans-attracted deserve to have their own separate posting section. That way, trans community members and their admirers can better easily connect with one another. It would be beneficial and make sense to give trans people and their seekers their own platform, connected to the rest of Grindr but as a section within the existing app. You could call it GrindrTrans or something.
Future update request.
I’m very trans supportive and positive, but I’m still a dude who dates dudes. As with other sites/apps I’d like an option to select “men for men” or “seeking” men (including trans men). I do not want to discriminate, but I also don’t want to see women / trans women when I’m searching for guys.
Hopefully that’s a fair statement to make?
Or perhaps in my search criteria I can narrow the field as I narrow with other things (seeking bottoms, height / weight, etc.). I’d be happy to screen in or out my preferences for males via search. Thanks and let me know if there is an update planned to address this!
Lastly, the same options would be available to all — so if trans women are speaking men, or any combination thereof it can match them up.
The app is supposed to be fo guys looking for guys and there is a limited number of users viewable around me at any given time. This pool of users is blocked by the same tired spam profiles (same photos horizontally stretched out or druggy and looking like they were dragged out of bed at 4 AM and having a light shone in their face). This space is also blocked by countless trans/women profiles (who knows) but the vast majority are explicitly looking for money, gifts, donations for photos and various services. This garbage is a TOS and choking out real users.
Give us the option to filter OUT trans. the trans community has exploded overnight and now every second tile a trans girl trying to be cute and often asking for “reward” or “treats”. It’s fine if they want to do that but at lease give us the option to filter it OUT because A LOT of GAY MEN don’t want to see it.
Jason Miller commented
At the end of the day, all these politically correct people going on about how trans women need to be included .WHY. They're trans WOMEN. This is for MEN. So any female option should be removed. Don't like it? Use a different app. There are plenty of apps that accomodate women.
Jason Miller commented
Keep Grindr male only. Men need a forum free of females to exist and connect. Females (Cis or Trans) should not be allowed on Grindr. Pronouns removed. If trans women really want to be women, they shouldn't be on a gay men's app. Gay men need something that women aren't going to get involved in. Next app that caters to gay men only will get my support. I'm sick of seeing "women" on Grindr.
I agree with this idea. If Trans people had their own app. It would be better for their mental state and well being. I have found that they tend to follow people on Grindr by creating fake screen names because people won’t respond to their profiles. This would be safer for them and stable for their environment.
I'd also want this. Many guys and even other trans users are ONLY interested in "women" or ts/cd" and I'm personally not interested in "ts/cd" or the guys who only want them so why not make it a better experience for everyone and allow sectioning it off is the user so desires? Currently I have to turn on just about every filter with a few exceptions for the same effect and I still see them (because some dont like putting in any details onto their profiles).
Why they always stripper ********** looking women? Doesn’t anyone identify as a respectable woman ? Trans women’s true male colors show when they dress up like trashy stereotypical *** objects.
I do have an XTRA membership. It doesn’t change the fact that 1/5 of the Tops in my city are Trannys. And 2/5s are homophobic confused heterosexuals that proliferate patriarchal ideals as desperate gay men sacrifice their manhood in the feminization arms race in which straight men win again.
Evolutionize your queerness somewhere else. This is some twilight zone politically correct nightmare when GAY men are expected to welcome WOMEN into a hook-up community.
You undermine the whole validity of gender reassignment when you say “yeah but deep down she’s really just a gay man so s(HE) should be allowed to join Grindr”
Crown Jewelz commented
If you’re nearly as progressive as you claim to be, you should know that the spectrum of queerness has evolutionized and developed immensely since the app’s creation in 2009. You’re pushing a binary form of queenerness that was fine in 2009, but not in 2018. Your claims are bigoted and frankly, disgusting. If you don’t want to see trans women, pay for Xtra and create a filter.
As of November 2018 Wikipedia defines Grindr as: “Grindr (/ˈɡraɪndər/) is a geosocial networking mobile app geared towards gay and ******** men, designed to help them meet other men in their area.”
Yet every time I open the app now I see women’s faces all down the cascade. A trans Woman who chooses to live her life as a female doesn’t belong in an app for men to meet men. As a result of this saturation of Females, Straight men have started making profiles posting headlines like “not here for dudes” “Men-don’t message me” “Cd/trans/Women only”. Sure, these “str8” men probably increase Grindr’s daily active users, but at what cost? This females on display for men to hunt paradigm is creating an environment that is hostile to the spectrum of gay, ********, curious and closeted men who made this App what it is. I have respect for all trans people, and it will inevitably require much creativity to implement a BLENDR feature that enables trans females inclusivity to connect with the straight men seeking them. But Grindr is not the place. It’s a ***** killer when scrolling down the cascade to see painted nails, makeup and high heels.
A guy can be as femme as he wants. If a Trans man hits me up, that’s great; I’m open to it.
But having Women, cis or trans, present alters the app in a way that negates its essential formula: Men looking for Men. Which is what the App truly is. And is meant to be.
It’s important that LGBTQ people of all backgrounds stand together as a coalition in the fight for civil rights.
But let’s not be so stubbornly attatched that we feel the need to invite lesbians and Trans Women to the post parade ****.
******** is okay. Because that at least allows for the possibility of male on male. But I don’t see why a transgendered Woman living as a Female has any business on an app for guys to meet guys.
It’s causing all kinds of straight guys to make profiles saying female/cd/trans only. Creating a hostile environment for the gay bi and closeted Men who made this app the #1 way for Guys to meet GUYS for a hookup.
I spend all my time blocking profiles of women. And then what’s left is “str8” men who are looking for women.
Or just get rid of them entirely. They can use Tinder if they want their own place.
Grindr used to be an app for gay men. Now it’s full of women and trans women and bisexuals and all that. It’s annoying. Let’s get rid of the women and make Grindr gay again. If they want an app they can make their own.
At the very least, an option available to all users to block all women and bisexuals in one action should be offered.
Mike Barber commented
Instead of constantly blocking women and trans, create a filter to just showMEN
I liked Grindr as an app for gay men. I think "Transr" would be successful, and straight guys on Grindr who are literally gay-bashing and spreading homophobia can go there and the trans chicks won't get mixed up.
Bill Wright commented
Grindr is an app for men ... men who want to connect with men, not with women. According to intersex theory, trans-women are "real" women, as a result, they should be on a different app, one for guys who want women.
Maybe Grindr could create an app for trans-women, and those who want to connect with them. For those of us who want to connect with men -- who are sexually attracted to men -- the photos of girly persons with ***** is gross, and a huge turn-off. We want to see hot guys, and instead, we're being forced to look at ****, and dresses. It's disgusting. I don't want to see photos of women, whether they are born that way, or transition into it.
Most guys don't say anything, because they are afraid of being screamed at by online mobs. But talk with gay guys privately, and you hear they same thing again, and again: they have quit using Grindr, and started using Scruff instead precisely because they say they got sick of seeing trans profile, and they don't have trans profiles on Scruff.
Great a new App for Trans persons, and those who seek them.
It's time the Grindr create a special app just for trans-women, and trans-chasers, and shift all the trans profiles to that special app, and leave Grindr just for men. It could be a marketing coup for you, and one that doesn't destroy your core business they way that you currently are doing.
It should be possible to search for gender identity (cis man vs trans man) as well as ****** orientation (gay, bi, pan). Trans as merely a tribe is in fact somewhat degrading for FTMs. Thank you, David
Create a space for those specifically looking for trans fun and those who are trans. It’ll eliminate the mix of two worlds where the users want somebody specific.
Have different sections or another app for trans people