Please add "Southeast Asian" among the list of Ethnicities. We are neither "South Asian" and "Asian" mostly refers to "East Asian" descent which we are not.
The area known as “Middle East” is only middle and east of The United States and Europe. It is totally inappropriate to continue calling it that instead of SWANA (South West Asia and North Africa)
Please bring the ethnicity filter back. Many people have "ideal types" and ethnicity is part of that "ideal type" that they are looking for. Some people are just attracted to certain ethnicities. I believe it will improve the search results for many Grindr users.
Better Account Banning/Suspension Process
I just had a suggestion of improvement for the Grindr app and I really think if the Grindr app considered this, it would help the app be much more pleasant and enjoyable by many Grindr users.
Grindr has been having a major issue with banning and suspending accounts. For quite a while, I have seen many blogs and forums of complaints about account bans and suspensions and there has been many people having a problem with their accounts being wrongfully banned or suspended and they have done nothing wrong. It seems that other Grindr users can report you wrongfully without you knowing what you did to offend them and they can make up false accusations about you to cause your account to be wrongfully banned or suspended for no valid reason and you haven't done anything wrong and haven't violated any of Grindr's community guidelines.
What I was suggesting as an improvement for the Grindr app, if a Grindr user that thinks you are harassing them, there should be an option on Grindr before you can report them, that says something like Warn User of Harassment (or whatever they are doing, spamming, etc.) so that they know to stop bothering that user. Then you have to accept the warning so the other person know that you were warned first about what you are doing and accepted the warning. Once you are warned first and then if you keep bothering that user after you are warned, then the user should be able to report you after you were warned first.
If you receive a warning from somebody about falsely harassing them and you have not done so, then there should be an option to dispute this warning with Grindr Support with proof such as a screenshot of your chat with the person to prove you are telling the truth and being honest so the warning can be cancelled against you.
I think this will help a lot of people to not be wrongfully banned from other people falsely reporting them for no good reason when they don't know why or that they are bothering that person.
Horrible, SWANA doesn't mean anything to anyone. This seems a woke issue. If we start pandering the marxist and hard left activists it will never end, colonialism didn't start with nowadays West. The Ottoman Empire colonised the Middle East before for instance. Middle Eastern is a PERFECT word to design people from what is called the Middle East in many languages.
The ethnicity option in “Edit Profile” includes every major race except Pacific Islanders.
I am a Samoan and do not fit into:
- Middle Eastern
- Native American
- South Asian
Using the option “other” makes me (and surely many other Pacific Islanders) feel excluded. Please add “Pacific Islander” as an ethnicity so people from the Pacific have an identity to select.
It’s AANHPI Heritage month, it’s time you add Pacific Islander as an ethnicity option.
José Contreras-Quintero commented
the ethnicity groups are not ethnies, there is no White ethnie: they are European; the same with Latino... Latin people are European too... the men of Southern America —Mexican til Chilean— are not Latinos, that is racism. You should use Look or Phenotype and the groups should be geographical regions: Midle Afrikan Look, South European or Mediterranean Look, Mongolian Look, Slavish Look, North European, Native American, Arabian Look, Caucasian Look...
Bart Mezghrani commented
Etnicity for northern africans dous not exist, closest to this is middle eastern but offcourse its really not the same.
Add button north africa
"middle eastern" bears a colonial heritage, as it describes a geographical region that has been colonised by european countries in relation to europe and its other former colonies in the "far east" eg india.
a more accessible description could be the anagram SWANA, meaning "south west asian and north african", and referring to predominantly arabic, turkish and kurdish speaking countries.
neither SWANA nor "middle eastern" could be considered ethnicities in the first place, but at least its a geographically accurate description for what most caucasian-minded understand when using the (wrong) "term" "middle eastern".
give people the chance to customize what they identify with ethnically, like its featured for the gender section!
Gordon Bryant commented
You're thinking about the word race .
Ethnic group or ethnicity is a grouping of people who identify with each other on the basis of shared attributes that distinguish them from other groups. Those attributes can include common sets of traditions, ancestry, language, history, society, culture, nation, religion..
Ethnicity is used as a matter of cultural identity of a group, often based on shared ancestry, language, and cultural traditions, while race is applied as a taxonomic grouping, based on physical similarities among groups.
Please change white...to Caucasian or European.
Marty Spaulding commented
Can we rename the "native american" ethnicity category to Indigenous ? There are an awful lot of hillbillies that don't seem to know what it means. Being born in the US doesn't make you a person of native american ancestry. This makes me cringe.
Please change ethnicity “Native American” to “Indigenous”
Currently the ethnicity drop down doesn't allow to chose North Africa, which culturally and physically is quite different than The Middle East. Can you please add that? If for any reason that's not possible, maybe replace middle east by Arabic? Because Middle East is geographically in the middle east only, many other countries are therefore excluded.
Outside of the USA, people don't ethnically identify with their race. There are thousands of ethnicities all across the globe. If you want this to be an international app, allow people to enter their own ethnicities, similar to the gender/pronoun feature. It's only fair. People are more than "black" or "white." You shouldn't push people into these boxes.