Please restore ethnicity filter
I am Asian, and I would like to have the ethnicity filter option back. As a "minority", I don't think the filter option is racist. It offers me choices. Sometimes I want to search for Asians for example,, and if there is this option, it will make my search much easier to find.
Taha Zarouk commented
Daniel medan commented
Please bring ethnicity back I am middle eastern and want to express or
Jamie Sb commented
I was really pissed as a paying customer to find out this basic functionality had been removed. Never did Grindr poll its users or discuss with any of us. They just did it to get some PC credit. Well that won't do them any good if they go out of business for screwing over their customers and removing popular functionality from the app! Wake up, Grindr. Your customers are NOT going to pay unless we get added functionality that helps us find what we want. Taking it away is a losing business model. I will never again pay for a subscription until the ethnicity filter is brought back. Period.
hi i speak little ienglish
no me importa como eres solo que seas lindo conmigo y ya soy LGBTQ
I'm black I can tell when a blank profile is black and I can tell when profile is white or Asian so what ur point 🤗so how it blind side
ASIF KHAN commented
Tom Hayashi commented
The filter by race and ethnicity will not prevent folks from rejecting people because of their race. I say this as a POC and what is actually better for folks to be hit up because the profile was presented as a color blind format and when the pursuer finds out that the person is of color that they end up rejecting the person? Also there are no filters for other categories such as person with disability, unless some self identify, sometimes that could be the reason for someone being rejected. And there are probably other reasons why folks are not as "popular" as others. Therefore it is nearly impossible to create a filter for all possible ways to curb prejudice. In short, please bring the filter back and explain the position that the company has taken and that there are other things that ARE done well to ensure that the user experience is consistent with the core values of the company AND that you are meeting the needs of the customers in a respectful manner.
Kevin Henderson commented
I would like the ethnicity filter back. Was a good simple part of the app for years and then suddenly taken out without any discussion with subscribers or users. Nobody asked me if I wanted it taken away. Lots of sliders and on/off buttons in the settings. Just have an option for each user to include it in your app or not. Everybody then has a personal choice and doesn't have someone else deciding what is best for someone else. Lets hope for a more positive outcome on this issue in 2022. Happy new year everyone :)
Yeah I also suggest cancelling subscription.I logged a ticket enquiry about the issue and they're not going to bring that back. Working on some searchable tag thing - which is just some bullshit. Even this supposed poll thing is not going to lead to anything. Just stop taking out subscriptions cause it's not worth it. I'm including the feedback from ticket #6621443 below:
Gabriel (Grindr Support)
Dec 22, 2021, 7:55 PST
Thank you very much for this feedback. We feel we made the right decision at the time to remove the ethnicity filter. We'd heard feedback from some parts of our community about how this made them feel. Until we could address those concerns properly, we felt it was best to remove this filter.
We know that many of our users want to be able to more easily find the people and connections they are looking for. We have been working hard to make that easier. Furthermore, we will soon be releasing a new feature, searchable tags, that will allow users to more easily find the connections they are looking for!
We will have more information soon, and we can't wait to hear your feedback about it.
Gabriel @ Grindr Support
Dec 22, 2021, 3:34 PST
I enquired about the return of the race filter before and was directed to the online chat on the topic and the poll that was run. What is the formal outcome of the decision? Extensive justification has been posted on the topic chat already and users want to know. When is the deadline for the decision? Can the company please issue a formal statement.
GOOD GOD.... I'm White and I've dated white American guys but have lived around the world and prefer people of color. I just do NOT connect with other white American men who often have American-Centric views of the world. I enjoy the company of Asian, Latino, Persians and much more.... I'm Bi and have tried being with a trans FtM, but really just prefer a guy's body with a nice dick, not an enlarged clit.
GIVE ME A FILTER TO FILTER IN THE PEOPLE I WANT TO MEET. Don't complicate this feature into political game. People like what they like. Give them that flexibly and move on.
Steven Villareal commented
If you believe that a search filter is racist David then you are obviously an idiot. Your "woke" opinion is so obviously biased based on your commentary that you've made your opinion worthless.
Steven Villareal commented
Cancelling membership. I would suggest cancelling yours as well if they want to continue with their course of action.
SS SS commented
This is a hookup app, not a frickin political platform!!
The filter is just a script to make search easier, its not giving more rights or taking any rights from anyone!
If the filter is not back by my next subscription renewal notice, am cancelling my membership. We should all stand united on this , maybe grindr would ultimately listen.
Do not bring back the racist race filter. Enough with the extreme right wing unwoke people.
Neil R commented
i am asian too and have lived through when it was on and live through it now, it is better without. You may not be racist, others may be inclined to be.
Bring it back. It's ridiculous that Grindr will merrily let their app be full of crystal meth dealers that kill our community but apparently searching on ethnicity is so evil that it has to be removed from the app.
It's cringey and it's like someone used the gaise of racism which in face it is very racist. People want to look up asain men or Latinos or this or find lost connection you should be proud of your heritage not say oh racism exist so let's treat everyone as if they are. It's awful to assume also so was is racist because they don't have attraction to one race or more then another your not forcing them It's controlling habits It's yuckins.
I’m a black guy on Grindr and not only does this annoy me to the extreme but it also hurts that when I message guys that are outside my race (white/caucasian) friendly hellos & or compliments, I RARELY ever get responses from them and it always leads me to thinking otherwise. Not calling the app or anyone on it racist, but there’s no other explanation for it when this continues to keep happening. I get we all have our “preferences” and such, but if there is a certain race you’re attracted to it should be made KNOWN in description or at least in a filter instead of posing as someone you’re not and blatantly ignoring/blocking others for no specified reason. Not only is it rude it’s very indecent. Please make Grindr a BETTER place for all people of color to feel accepted and respected.
Sean Mack commented
It's relevant to me. Black men are my only interested group!