I would like for Grindr to implement stricter verification for new and existing users in an effort to combat underage individuals posing as adults, bots, etc. I've heard a number of stories of men who have chatted with individuals who they thought were of legal age, only to find out upon meeting them that they're some horny teen. I'm proposing the implementation of verification measures such as ID (Government issued, driver's license, passport, etc), bank account, submitting a facial selfie with a piece of paper visible displaying a verification code, email verification, as well as changing the age requirements to make it so users must be 21 or older to join Grindr. If this is implemented, I'm hoping this sparks a new trend across the internet where sites implement strict verification measurements in an effort to keep minors off the internet.
I'd also like for all new and existing profiles be required to have face pictures of the user with a verification code displayed, with failure to do so resulting in immediate account termination. It should also be a requirement for both new and existing members to fill out their profiles as well
To see if it is a bot or a fake profile or something made just for once. Make it visible to see the date of joining grindr (ex. joined on feb 2017)
A feature or security measure must be loaded where a user has to enter their social security or ID number (which remains private) but allows the grinder app to recognize or validate the user. This way preventing people from opening numerous and fake profiles. Once a ID number has been entered you can’t reenter it for a new profile, until you have deleted or requested your ID to be released from the previous account without a valid reason.
Another cool feature would be to validate your photo, whereby you can click validate, which then requests you to send through a 5 second vid of yourself (face) and the Grindr team can validate your face pic, by putting a green tick in the top of your profile, which tells other users your face has been verified by Grindr team directly.
Joining date, when I see a profile that has been active longer I would believe it's a person that's not just after pictures or someone I just blocked.
If the user sees that a profile was created recently its a good and quite reliable sign that a profile is fake (of course together with other circumstances like: empty profile, immediately asking for nude pics etc - we call them pic collectors).on one hand 90% of real users are constant with the same profile over months or years. Then we got profiles created 2h ago, empty profile (no data), fake pic of a extremely good looking guy which disappears after 1 day. If there is a date of creation of profile written in the profile and you see this profile exists over months, you can be quite sure its not fake
Bots are removed the minute they start spamming.. Once everyone reports them.. They are gone.. The others just ask for phone number to verify they are real..
Allow all users to submit a “verified” profile pic. You can choose to have your profile pic verified or not. Only verified profiles will have “Request verified Pic button” (the button can be greyed out/ inactive until verification). You can hide your profile pic but only users with a verified pic can request AND when a request is approved rhe other user is automatically given acces to the others verified pic. At least ability to open once before being able to revoke access. Allow Xtra users to have multiple Profile photos with a “Lock/ Unlock” feature similiar to Adam4Adam. One of those photos be verified. Replacing a verified photo would require re-verification accordingly to keep said profile button functional. A unique identifier for Xtra users might cool. Grinder should find a fair way to limit no face/ no info profiles.
As with most dating/hook-up apps there is an option to make your account and the photo you have uploaded to be verified.
I strongly campaign for Grindr to have this feature in place as this would help users alike to know if the person they are conversating with are actually real.
This feature would stop users from ideally being catfished by whomever wishes to use a fake photograph.
This feature is also a great safety hazard in the event of a user being asked to ‘meet up’ or ‘have fun’ and then meeting up with someone whom is portentally dangerous and could possibly harm the user whom is genuine and not the imposter.
Another add on to this suggestion is to have a register verification date attached to the profile. Along with this, if support have been notified that a person is fake, and on numourous accounts the user in question has made different accounts within a set time period - the users IP address should either be suspended for a set time period or be permanently banned without proper I.D. information.
To be added to this which I forgot is..... once a user has been verified they then get the rights to verify other users too.
I think this would be a great way to help highlight:
Non genuine users
Every profile should show the date it was created, like Hornet does. This would help establish credibility for a user. (Displaying it could be optional, I suppose, if there are people who prefer to keep it hidden.) For example, "Joined in Feb 2017" or "Member since Aug 2016" at the end of one's profile.
The verification option should be given to the users that pay for Grindr and when they meet a user on here that isn’t a verified user then they will be able to verify that user as genuine. We all know that Grindr is full of bots and fake profiles this feature will help highlight the fake profiles and bots. The verification of a user will result in a black tick with orange around it on the search screen next to the favourite star option. Users would be able to leave comments about the user they have met but will be in there profile bio. All verified users will have the option to have these comments on display for other users to see.
Every profile should show the date it was created, like Hornet does. I find it easier to spot fakes when I see that it was created hours ago and has just one generic photo.