We need to be able to report users, even if they block us.
There are so many people who are abusive, catfishing, stealing nudes, and doing other nefarious things and getting away with it because they just block everyone once they get what they want, or once they suspect someone’s onto them. We need to be able to report them even after they block us, so we have a better chance of stopping them! Otherwise, the app is literally permitting illegal conduct to continue and refusing to offer any moderation or protection for its users, which is criminally negligent.
Calabasas TwentyOne commented
This is a huge problem.
The spammers and catfishers can use the Block feature to prevent you from reporting them.
Blocking should only prevent messages from being sent back and forth. It shouldn't prevent you from reporting abuse, or being able to identify or screenshot the abuse that took place.
Sapphire Gem commented
Thank you, I've had an issue 3 years ago where I rejected a guy because he wasnt my type and was looking for fun and I wasn't and instead of taking mo for an answer he lectured me that grindr was a hookup app and called me a bunch of insults and then would report me and block me and then unblock me just to insult and report me me again so I would see his messages in my notifications but if I wanted to take action like report or block him so he cant do this to me, I couldn't because theres no way to report and block someone who blocks you first. And he did this over and over until I had a temporary ban put on my account after not having any issues the entire time I had grindr, and then once I was unbanned I didn't even have a chance to talk to anyone because I was immediately banned after. And the worst part was the customer support was of no help. This was shortly after grindr was bought by a chinese company so idk if that played a role with not getting much help from customer support because language barriers or if it was because grindrs userbase is so large that they have to send in bots to review your account and see why you were reported. Either way my account was deleted and the answer that I was given was "grindr has the right to ban your account for any or no reason at all" when I asked for an explanation. I've also had issues in the past where a mod (or hacker) abused their power to harass me after I blocked them and force me off the app. Granted I was underage at the time so I shouldn't have been on grindr anyway but this dude literally was lecturing me and then using my location to find where I live and threatened to tell my parents and took pictures of my neighborhood to show how close he was. It was disturbing and honestly he should have only just reported my account rather than everything else but its another example of not having a good report system or customer support. Only reason I redownloaded grindr was because despite it's many flaws, it's the only dating app with a large userbase that allows you to see who's in your area. Most of the other big apps are strictly swipes but this one allows open communication which has both great and disastrous consequences.
Mario NYC commented