Stop using popup ads and redirects
Stop using pop-up ads and forcing redirects on people it ruins the whole user experience.
The free version already has banner ads, and message ads it does not need full screen ads. When I am listening to music or an audiobook these Fullscreen ads interrupt music, podcast, and books on services that I pay to have not ads on to play disruptive audio for a ad about a slots game I don't give a crap about. What is worse is the other service is stopped and does not resume. When ever full screen ad pops up and interrupts my music or book. I make it a point to force quit the application and I do not sign back in for hours at minimum, weeks at most.
Stick to banner ad's if you don't, I will likely end up not using Grindr going forward. Grindr has awesome features worth paying for when I have the money, but I won't be tempted to pay for your good features if obtrusive ads chase me away.
Jordan Cook commented
Ok I'm sick of your ads, I can't even take half of them down even if I wait, there's literally no X or skip buttons so every time I even get a ad now I just close the app and forget about whatever conversion I was having
no fucks given, your app has become horrible, can't even exit a ad after its done
Everytime I click on or out of a profile I have to sit through the longest ads ever. It's honestly ridiculous. Remove all ads especially the ones for naked women. You do not see gay ads on straight sites so why should we suffer. As a GAY man on a GAY app I do not want to see tits and vagina
Yasser Flávio Rabello commented
Why can't the ads be shown only as a banner at the very top of the screen instead of blocking the whole soght of the app to show ads all the freeking time.
Nathan Alexander Dombroskie commented
Let's all boycott the app and use hornet or scruff and FB dating for the love dovie boys
Anthony Bell commented
It's so damn ridiculous how many ads someone has to go through to even breath here. And I refuse to sit here and listen to the whole "We need those to keep it free" YO, so many others on the same train as you so so much better with it. As an coder, some of the stuff you folks get away with is criminal. Please explain it to me why it's gotta be for every single minor action like leaving a profile, leaving a message, posting, blocking, etc.
It makes no since that a person can't move without hitting an ad checkpoint every 3 seconds. I just don't understand and want it to actually make sense so much.
You're nowhere near as important for that kind of behavior as you think you are.
Hi. After update this app does go very slowly, does not react buttons amd sending msg is slow or does not work. + after putting "no ads" still multiple pops up. Msy should quit and choose another app more value ofy money
I know Grindr is funded by advertising, but it’s incredibly annoying to get forced to click three times to escape ads, especially video game ads that are show deceptive footage that isn’t even the game. There should be option to report false ads or click “not interested” to remove these and show ads the users would be interested in.
I've noticed a problematic new ad format that makes skipping over the ad to continue using the app impossible. (I am running Android.)
The ad begins by showing one of several mobile games and requires you to watch for a certain amount of time. (I hate this, but whatever, I get you have to make your money). The problem is that after the time is up, the ad only shows one button, and that button takes you to the app store. Touching any part of the screen also takes you straight to the app store.
So every time an ad like this appears, I have to close the app and reopen it. Surely this is not how you want the user experience to be.
White screen after ad has no navigation buttons. Won't go away. Have to go to cusp of restarting phone three or four times before navigation button shows up
The ads are getting quite aggressive nowadays. One ad every 5 min on the app and the ad is 30 seconds long. As long as the app has such a huge premium paying customers, either reduce the price or get rid of the ads. Soon people will migrate to other apps and you'll loose the paying customers too.
Harry Kan commented
please ban these ads ... if you don't do something i will have to delete the app and use a similar one. Scruff ... gay romeo ... adam ... tinder ...
Your new pop app adds, don't let you exit without exiting the app even if you wait for it to end.
Kevin Russell commented
We get it, this is a business that needs to make money but these new ads that totally consume your phone for a good 30 sec are a little overboard and are pissing your customers off. I get we can always pay to have no ads (if rates were realistic) There are plenty of other apps just like this one (Scruff ect) STOP THE BULLSHIT GRINDR!
The new ads are extremely annoying and I don't pay attention to them one bit. All your ads suck but I'd rather have the non-aggressive ads that don't automatically pop up the play store. If you're trying to make free Grindr unbearable so we pay it's not working. Scruff is free and sniffies is actually worth paying for. You should take some tips from them.
Matt Harrison commented
Im here to complain about this too. If we can't easily block all these fake profiles that are rampant on Grindr, I'm going back to scruff.
In addition, if there are this many trans profiles out there - is that not proof they should and COULD HAVE started their own app instead of hijacking the gay men's one?
Let us block people so we can use the app.
Eddie Alex commented
I understand the app needs funding from ads, but you took away the close button and you have to shut down the entire app and repoen to avoid that add... Less ads please
Rob Dickson commented
Please don't show video ads or any kind of popup ads.
I think some banner ads here and there is enough.
Michael Brunner commented
Ads ads ads, plus membershop too high, why not weekend introdictlry deals, more tags for us heeyjens. Plus not enough space to share likes
Stacy Queen commented
How about you fix the problem with it freezing up and going white blank screen when you click on the x to close it. Only app that seems to have the problem, so if you want me to pay for the premium membership then you better make the basic free membership work right like all the other apps do. This bs just started a couple days ago & a couple more I will delete this piece of shit. Thank you. Stacy