I don’t want ethnicity filter restored
This allows people to discriminate based on race w/o even getting a chance to know a person. This would turn Grindr into a prison environment that’s separated by race. Grindr is supposed to bring people together not apart. If you have the free Grindr Membership of course your options are limited. You must pay for one of the memberships if you want to be able to search for someone who you’d feel you’d connect with.
No Grindr is not supposed to bring people together, Grindr is supposed to bring matches together which is completely different. My grid nowadays is useless, not only there's a ton of guys I can't filter-out anymore with the ethnicity filter, I can't even filter-in the guys I AM LOOKING FOR with the filter but there's also cunning users wanting to show up nearby on my grid with the feature "Boost" who are actually kilometres away from me. And lots of trans, cross dressers, straight people. That removing the ethnicity filter to us because someone is racist regardless should bring something good to society is a pure fantasy, it actually divided the community even further. After all the BLM fuss and relative ethnic filter removal I avoid contacting black guys because the idea that they may they may think I'm a "fetishist" makes me sick. Grindr currently is a failed product and I haven't subscribed again since I cancelled my paid subscription after the filter removal.
Nkosiyezwa Zwane commented
Do not allow user to type in their ethnicity when creating an account, this will lead to more people sending their real pictures instead of some picture they got from the internet, it will also reduce the number of people without profile pictures in the wake of men being targeted on this application and attacked sometimes even killed by discreet users, I also support that all users be verified so that when a crime has been committed this will help the police with investigation.
This might not be a popular idea.
I think to be more inclusive and progressive is too remove ethnicity all together and just be people.
People should not have to be fetishized. Some people do want to do that to themselves and then we wonder why racial statistics do not change. By 2040+ the majority will no longer be as prevalent.