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.
Jay Lopez commented
Also, if a white guy filters out bipoc people then I dont want to meet them anyway. Let the white guys who arent into bipoc guys keep to their white washed world. I dont care about them.
Hawkeye Daddy commented
I don’t see the issue here. If the individual chooses not to list their race, so be it. Grindr is primarily a hookup app and people have preferences. If someone’s being harassed, they can report the user. This for sure needs to be a priority.
M Hernandez commented
would like to have the ethnicity filter option
If you allow a user to use the term BBC, then having an ethnicity filter is no different. Like other posters, I was an unlimited subscriber, but will not renew until this filter is restored and there is value in having an unlimited subscription.
Grindr Support dont care shit about the customer -
To be honest - unfortunately I just renewed my supscription until june 2023 - but i will indeed cancel my supscription if Grindr dont fic the shit and restore the etnic filter.
J Bprw commented
As a white male, I feel that the ethnicity filter actually promotes diversity.
I love all sized, shapes, and skin tones of men. Sometimes I want to filter just to meet someone with a different background. Is that so wrong? I don’t think so.
bring it back, not renewing until I see it again.
Removing the ethnicity filter is racist because it only considers racist intent. Repeat, Grindr has taken racist action by removing the ethnicity filter. What is BLM doing about this?
The ethnicity filter allows people who are attracted to Asians or Blacks or other minorities to find those people. Sexual preference is not something you choose - being attracted to a particular ethnicity is not racist.
Since the removal of the ethnicity filter, there are far FEWER active users among minorities and non-white ethnicities.
Absolutely critical feature. Please bring it back.
hey Grindr Support
do your office ever read the comments on the thread ” Please restore ethnicity filter” at all??
or dont you give a damn about the 7435 comments of the customers actually paying your salaries?
an honest public reply to all the people upset with your stupid excuse for removal of the ethic filter is long wanted.
you have selection of age, height. bodytype - but you force us search thru female and trans profiles - whereas you prohibit us to look for a type that we want to connect.
thats a racist method that you force on your paying customers - its not cheap to be a member on Grindr - and the fact you do
not read nor reply to comments on the thread is down right SUPER bad customer service.
you often send out questionares about how we feel about grindr.
how about sending out a survey to the customers that are paying your salaries and asking then what search filters are wanted. instead of sitting in your project office deciding something that you obviously do not know how to handle.
i will post this mail on the thread. please reply there.
Upset LGBT member commented
I agree this difficult when we like a specific type. It’s not racist you can’t make us like a type. I’m into white and Latinos I think I have the right to search for what I’m into and attracted to.
They changed it for woke points and profits. Nothing more, nothing less. More unwanted profiles on the limited grid is more reason for you to upgrade to a premium account. It's the same reason why Grindr hasn't added a gender filter. We, as GAY MEN attracted to OTHER MEN, are all supposed to want to see trans take over our grid while also putting up with the homophobic "ts only / no men" tranny chaser profiles that come with them.
Did somebody ask us about this change? Why did they thrown the ethnicity filter away, without asking the community? It is a scandal.
Intersection M commented
Bring back the race filter!!!!
James a commented
I’m sure I’m not the only one.
Robert Brosner commented
Please bring back the ethnicity filter! It's not about racism but about preferences. Personally I'm turned on by Asian guys and it doesn't mean that I would feel any hate or negativity towards anyone else... It's simply my preference, that's it.
Besides also pls bring back the possibility to search for trans girls or couples.
It doesn't make any sense to pay for the service that doesn't really help finding the right partner and just wastes my time.
What is the big problem with allowing us to search for matches based on Ethnicity?!? It shows in our profiles, but for some unknown reason, we can’t actively refine our searches for a match based on that parameter. WHY NOT?!? This is EXTREMELY frustrating! We can search on age, height, weight, position, relationship status, even whether pics are included in their profile, and even whether they’re currently online. But if we particularly prefer Asian or black or White or Latino, etc… We can only HOPE that we HAPPEN to find what we’re looking for! 😡 We should be able to include Ethnicity in our search filters! What’s the problem with that?!?
hey Johnny - you are so right. i have tried writing so many time. but grindr management keep coming with crazy fucked-up excuses for removing the ethic filter with some badass comments.
Johnny j commented
Everyone has a "preference " regardless of what you (grindr) may think. Having the ethnicity filter allows people to search within their preference. We could complain and say that the body type filter is body shaming people. But I don't see you all changing that. Or that filtering by age is promoting agesim. But for some reason the ethnicity filter is racist? Lets review this and reinstate it.