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.
They should only give the ethnicity filter to people of color who want to filter out whites 🙌🏽😬
I loved the filter for this purpose but let’s be real, 90% of white people had their filter to “whites only” and maybe the real brave ones also had “latinos” selected too.
They don’t deserve to live in their own little world, sanitized of racial diversity. And Grindr has shown they don’t want to provide that kind of service which is awesome.
The filter cannot and will not ever come back.
@Anonymous Let's use your example of a bar. In a bar you avoid people you're not interested in. If someone you're not interested in was to approach you what do you do?
Now about the "wearing a sign" bit, considering we're not in person so you can't see our reaction or body language about you, it's best for people to "wear a sign" per se when online. Best to just get it out there what you're looking for, what you're not interested in, etc.
If you were hiring for a job would you want to see all the people that aren't even qualified for the position? No.. all you want are the people that could be a fit. Why? Because it saves time and frustration.
I'd much rather someone have "No white guys" on their profile so I know to not even bother than to try and chat and get no reply, get blocked suddenly, or get "not interested."
The difference is that ethnicity filters do not convey discriminatory language to others, whereas stating "no (insert ethnicity)" does. It's like walking into a bar and only approaching the people that you are attracted to versus holding up a sign saying "do not talk to me if you are (insert ethnicity)". One is socially acceptable, the other is not.
@John, most of the time I see "racist" stuff being called out left and right it's some white person acting like suddenly everything is "racist" against certain races.. or it's the race themselves trying to use it to get their way.. which is racist.
A DATING app having an ethnicity filter is not "racist" in any possible way. It's a sexual preference and everyone has them. Some are attracted to older people while some are attracted to younger people.. those people get along very well. That doesn't mean suddenly they're ageist and will act horrible towards those people.
What I don't get are the people here trying to say how people shouldn't be allowed to say "no (ethnicity)" on their profile, but also want the ethnicity filter back.. So you want us to be allowed to filter by ethnicity but also not be allowed to say "I don't want black guys" or whatever it may be?
Not being attracted to someone doesn't mean I'm racist, ageist, etc. It just means I don't like them sexually. I can still communicate with them, like them as a friend, etc.
I am so glad to see this many people that aren’t white say bring back the ethnicity feature. I think it was a white person who came up with that idea anyway to be honest.
In exchange for restoring the ethnicity filter, there should be a system or algorithm that prevents profiles putting "no (ethnicity/-ies)" anywhere on the profile.
Lack of ethnicity filter which is actually available on adam4adam is why that’s my preferred app and reason I would not pay for Grinder Xtra. I am in interracial marriage and everyone has their preferences. There is nothing racist about having a preference.
Please bring back the ethnicity filter! As a "person of color", having an ethnicity filter is absolutely NOT racist. Everyone has a sexual preference and as long as bigoted/racist statements are not on someone's profile, what's the problem? Stop using inclusivity as an excuse. This app is for personal connections, not employment/housing.
I agree also the age filter you will never stop racisim or agist ppl and this filter protects people from assholes
Please restore it ffs people are racist and agist
Bring back this filter!!!!
I don't know how it worked before, but if guys who only check off "white" in their search let's say, will become invisible to ME also, I think it's a great feature. Then I'll know that the guys appearing in my grid won't reject me because of the colour of my skin - that's one unpleasantness out of the way and it would be a nice change.
We can't avoid THAT kind of discrimination anyway, it is perfectly sensible not to be into an entire continent for example, but most guys can't bring themselves to say "it's because you're (insert ethnic group)" so you're just put on hold, but if this feature is added in THIS way it'll just be a matter of "out of sight, out of mind."
We're segregating attitudes, that's how I look at it.
Bring back the ethnicity filter.
Please bring this back. Since u limited the results returned i get 500 people within 3 miles, but i cant look beyond that and its annoying. Please bring this feature back so i can find guys im interested in. Adam4adam has it.
Hayden Targaryen commented
Ima just say this is the one area, that being sex and who people choose to have sex with, I think everyone should have the right biased, or preferential whatever you want to call it with what sexual partners they seek out without explaining or having to explain why in the same sense that people arent asked why they use the other filters like weight height age ect. They all play a key factor in how someone looks visually beyond their control for the most part. Taking away the ethnicity filter punishes people with a sexual attraction towards certain races and and assume the worst case in that the one using the filter is racist maybe they wanted to be adventurous try something new, just arent attracted to certain ethnicities sexually, but in all other areas of their life dont view or treat other ethnicities differently, kind of like being a gay man should other straight people then assume that your views of the females of our species are beneath you and less than you and that your a Chauvinist bigot when it comes to equality of the genders? Who the fuck cares! if you dont like the filter then dont use it, if it your opinion is that ethnicity doesnt or shouldnt matter that's fine too then dont list your ethnicity, be consistent at least, why go out of your way to get in somone else's.
Jojo, I think your estimation that "90% of the time ...white men (are) trying to find only other white men." is not taking into account those of us white men who enjoy the company of men of color and would like finding them to be easier.
I'm Black and bi. I actually left Grindr because they removed the ethnicity preferences. I have no ethnic preference when it comes to women but, a very specific preference when dealing with men. If a guy is "not into black guys" then, he doesn't have to be. That is his prerogative. How is that racist or offensive? Even still, some people are into raceplay.
Something I fully don't understand are the amount of people saying things like
"Having the ethnicity filter helps those of us who are not white find each other but let's be honest, it was probably used 90% of the time by white men trying to find only other white men."
This line is saying it helped races find each other, but then immediately turns around and becomes racist.
Why is it people are allowed now to just bash "white men" and we're supposed to accept it? But then if we talk about wanting a race filter for whatever reason, people say it's good for "non-whites" but if white people use it suddenly it's racist??
It's like people are allowed to bash white men now and that's not racist, but anything white men do is racist or scrutinized.. which is literally racism.
As was said by Ken recently, racism is preventing people from doing things based on their race, making things harder/easier based on race, etc. Removing the ethnicity filter literally did both of these things. It wasn't racist to have it or remove it. What is racist is the issues that arise from not having it. I'm a white man that's not sexually attracted to other white men typically.. I really like asian men. That doesn't make me racist, it's just my sexual preference.
I feel like Grindr shouldn't have had the ethnicity filter to begin with.
Having the ethnicity filter helps those of us who are not white find each other but let's be honest, it was probably used 90% of the time by white men trying to find only other white men.
Miguel Garcia commented