To help weed out the spam users, fakes, and flakes, grindr should have some sort or rating system for 2 things.
1- if the person flaked or showed up
2- Did they send pics that actually look like them
there should be one button that either party hits confirming they are meeting (this would also help track down the hate crime on here). Do the ratings by stars or a 1-10 scale.
Please block fake members from messaging with men.net etc. It's extremely aggravating and a complete waste of everyone's time
User should be given a score based on a variety of predefined criteria (such as responsiveness, respectfulness, Follow-Through with plans, picture accuracy, or profile accuracy) that others can rate.
Users ratings of others ratings can be weighted differently. Assuming a score out of 5 for each category, If a user usually rates others with low scores across the board with the highest ever given being a 3, you can adjust the ratings to actually be higher. The same can be done in reverse for people who always rate high. Photofeeler.com has a rating system like that
User scores will help facilitate more positive meetups with good people and weeding our potentially negative or dangerous situations. Users with low scores should be monitored for being spam, or bad conduct that violates rules.
At some level of low score, if a user is determined to be real and operating in accordance with rules, a user should be directed to resources for communication tips and dating advice that must be completed before he can chat again with users. These will be opportunities to boost their score to a high enough level.
adding a thumbs up / down counter to profiles to help weed out time wasters and creeps
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I would have liked to rate somebody's profile after I meet them. From 1 to 5 stars. We can see who's the best to meet by the average rate they have received, and we can quickly identify the fishy profiles that are fake.
Everybody should be able to vote on what they think each other's credibility or honesty rating is. Too many people on here are flakes and only on here for fantasy sexting or they set up a date just to disappoint the person. The rating would show an average of what people think of them and if they are truthful and trustworthy.
A feature to allow users to anonymously rate other users they’ve been chatting to to help others fish through time wasters and creeps. Instead of a numerical scale, users could be rated by key words. Key words might include: “Had a good time”, “big ****”, “Good conversation”, “Relationship quality”, “troll”, “fake profile”, “time waster”, etc. Allow users to rate people they’re chatting to by selecting all that apply and display a chart on their profile. This will discourage people from time wasting and being nasty to others, and help others to sort through those who are a bit of a ****!