Give all users the right to turn off their location
Whilst Grindr doesn’t give your exact location, people can triangulate where you are. I don’t think it’s fair to charge $20 a month for the safety of users. In the last month I’ve been approached by three men in public who have seen me on Grindr and worked out where I am thanks to the distance feature. It has made me feel extremely unsafe. I’m staying in a hotel and a guy discovered this and booked a floor above mine and then tried to coerce me into coming upstairs or giving him my room number. I don’t think it’s much to ask that I can limit who can locate me. I think we should be able to choose who can see our distance or at least put in software that prevents people from triangulating one’s location. There are a lot of creeps on Grindr and as a transgender girl whose only choice is an app like Grindr, everyone should feel safe whilst using it. And maybe creeps need to stop stalking actual teens, I’m 19. No means no.
W TF commented
There are already too many scammers hiding their location.