The cost of Grindr
I think you should do a reduction in your prices as they are absolutely outrageous!! I've always been happy with the basic one as I dont need to know if someones read my message or not, But, if your prices were lower more people would consider it. Why not try and and be the same prices as fellow apps, or just slightly at a higher rate.
They are losing potential customers because they are so greedy, specially on non first world countries for whom paying such amounts is ridiculous. I mean really, you have no idea how expensive it is. Steam offers differential prices over different countries and by doing so they actually sell more and get more loyal customers
None of your Beeswax! commented
at this point, we-all need to start a mass exodus from grindr
obviously, the current owners are not interested in doing what's right
we need an altruistic gay daddy billionaire (whose honour, loyalty, or integrity can never be whored out to the highest bidder) to kickstart an alternative to grindr
in the meantime..
..i am morbidly curious to see, what other app functionalities grindr can trim away from us free users in future updates
will you eventually reduce the number of "nearby" squares down to 9 as well?
totally eliminate our "viewed me"?
eliminate our ability to see if any of our out-going messages were delivered / read?
at the same time, will you also force on us 120- • 600-second long, unskippable, unmuteable ads — ads that play whenever we send.. ..and receive a message?
at the rate you're going, none of these forecasts seem that unreasonable.
James R. commented
Offer a more graduated pricing structure. From free to $20 a month is a bit steep for me anyway.
Thiago Ramírez commented
you guys have massively reduced the fresh section down to only 9 people unless you pay for xtra… why do you guys want to charge for everything come on
In these tough economic times, it feels like everyone is getting the nickels squeezed out of the. Why not do something novel: create better price points for your clients. The current pricing will never deliver the way you want, but cutting full access in half would do wonders for your bottom line, and for ours too.
James Williams commented
Grindr. The app that continuously finds ways to reduce functionality and then charges for it in ridiculous levels of premium membership. How about, offer a normal level of functions and stop taking advantage.
Michael Taylor commented
Spam is annoying and no spam company will want to pay anything because they know it'll eventually get deleted and it wouldn't be profitable.
Likewise, non-serious and fake accounts would also go away because of this.
Legitimate users won't mind paying $1 to use an app free of spam and filled with serious users.
And this would raise Grindr revenue for new developments and company expansion costs.
Dan M. commented
Some people can't afford Xtra let alone Unlimited so why not create 3-5 day "packs" that have a variety of benefits. One pack could have (for example) full access to "who viewed" and read receipts for messages for $6.99AUD. Another pack could include incognito and no ads for $8.99AUD and lasts two days. It gives people access to premium benefits at a more manageable cost
In a time of cost of living crisis you have increased your prices to Ludicrous amounts. At least mirror scruff. Instead these prices are far too high. They were high anyways before now they are just insulting. Grindr is full of escorts why should I pay all that money for this.
None of Your business commented
Since the recent update, Grindr is using a very cheap ploy to force users to get Grindr Xtra, by limiting fresh faces to only 9 profiles. This is one of the only known app for gay dating, and over the years Grindr has been moving the basic features of the app from the free version to the paid version. Now with only 9 profiles visible for the Fresh faces section the Grindr org has fallen down very low to force users to buy the pay version, as if the constant ads weren't enough source of income. This is outrageous! The most basic and important features already have been moved to the paid section and now they want to restrict profiles as well. Might as well make the whole app a paid thing!
Prices should be cut in half at least. They'd get more subscribers, and earn more long term. I would never spend this much money on an app with all these problems..(bots, fakes etc.)
The subscription costs are just insane. According to this website you had 723,000 paying members in December 2021. Lets assume they are paying between £100 and £200 each a year. My suggestion is that you don't just cut the prices you slash them dramatically and you could have 11 million active monthly members paying you £1 each, every month for Xtra and lets say £3 a month for unlimited. You will make more money in the long run as more people will be willing and able to justify such prices but at £210 a year for the unlimited subsription it is just not something most people would A) be able to afford and B) think its worth more than a fraction of that for the extra features when hardly a day passes without something on the app not working as it should and after 10 years the app should be stable & actually work . The cost for boosts is just a disgrace at £8.99 for an hour. I hope nobody pays for that as its just pure greed
Yooper Redneck commented
Make beta tester available for more loyal and long term members as in if someone pays out the ass for extra or unlimited for more than two months beta should become available to get a option to become a beta tester
Really, for an app you’re overcharging anyway please make it crash proof. It’s ridiculous how many times the app crashes and freezes my phone and then I have to uninstall and reinstall. Really? This is the way you wanna do it? It sucks, big time. I rly like the app, but the crashing thing is a major flaw and YOU NEED TO GET THIS FIXED!!! You guy should be ashamed of charging these amounts of money for an app that’s just flaky at best. Get some developers on board, pay them VERY GOOD and fix it. Get ur shit together guys or drop the insane amounts of money you’re charging. No excuses, seriously.
I prefer short non-recurring subscriptions. Grindr came up with a 24-hour Unlimited access designed to attract the impulsive like me. I haven't bought one though because the price is just prohibitive. It's priced at 25% of its monthly cost! I'm tempted to subscribe if they extend it from 24 hours to 7 days and have options for both Xtra and Unlimited to choose from.
Does it really take less than 24 hours to hook up these days? Each person is different.
Totally agree. Far too high in price. Ridiculous. Glad this has been raised.
Manish Singh commented
Xtra should be available in binary prices for hours or for a day will increase the numbers and grinder users interest. As per their availability they can pay easily and use feature. Will definitely increase the audiance who'll pay for use.
1) fix the app from making my iPhone run hot and it gets so slow it’s unbearable and it’s ridiculous. Maybe itd be worth paying for if it didn’t fuck up multiple times a day. 2) make an app for Apple Watch so it’s easy to respond to people. 3) you should definitely try to humble yourself with your prices because you haven’t fixed the bugs for this app to be worth half of what your charging. Thanks.
JohnCarlo Cerdon commented