Boost is BULLSHIT
The new Boost feature is utter bullshit. People pay a few to appear at the top of other people's grids? Okay... so they're paying to take up space on the grid that could be occupied by other people who are closer? That's utter shit.
If you don't pay for xtra or unlimited, you only have a certain number of available people on the grid anyway so having them taken up by people who are 3 miles away is shit. But then if you ARE paying for Grindr, it's also out of order that just because somebody paid a tiny fee to appear at the top of your grindr grid, then your experience is now marred by these people who are MILES away. Grindr, fix this. It's annoying AF.
Gregg Measom commented
I’m a new user and this was a shock to me. I think it is a waste. I don’t know if I want to continue with limited viewing or vista. Seems like a if I’m going to watch all of the advertisements and promotional content then the content should be better to access.
I agree. I have canceled my auto renewal and will not be renewing when my current subscription ends if this is still going on. If you are paying for unlimited, there should be no adds. This is crap.
Duncan Gelder commented
And now they’re forcing full screen ads on everyone EVERY SINGLE DAY, even if you pay for ad free! That’s legit just spam.
Also why am I paying additional money for Unlimited to see who views me (and not get ads) and then I find out I need to boost to really see everyone who has viewed me (plus get spammed by ads for boost). I’m paying a premium and not getting what I pay for. I’ll at best downgrade as there is no benefit to unlimited (who cares about going incognito, with the new approach no one can see your view anyway). Scruff is a better app and cheaper
Darren Hall commented
He is right. It's terrible. And I have a full membership. And to be honest. I don't think it makes a difference. But it makes U look bad grinder. Charging for prime space on the grid. It's kind of descrimination to poor people. And just think only a short time ago gays were discriminated against. Now the poor have to fight. C'mon grinder get a grip.
Scott Putesky commented
100% Completely agree with OP and the application of the term BULLSHIT is totally appropriate. Introducing this feature really nothing short of BS and the implications have been poorly considered by the Grindr DEV and business teams. Greed will be your downfall boys.
And its often cis and trans women and straight men looking for them who are taking up the spaces. This app is shit. It should be a small fee to join, and rejoin if you have deleted account, but thats it. Go back to wgen it was like €2 (or dollar etc) or whatever to join up but nothing else. Considering we have to sit through the longest ads too its unfair anyobe pays
roger bourgeois commented
I agree. I pay full price, why do I want to see people that are 15 miles away?at the top of my list. Boost is regularly offered to me
“Free” and I never take up the offer. Why would I want to pain in tbe ass to other guys, grid is sorted by distance for a reason. I’m looking for LOCAL
john fitzgerald commented
I can't believe I'm reading these comments This is a fucksite It's not even at the level that's the ones that you have to pay a monthly fee for and guess what it keeps the riff raff out All these sites are the same they give you a little bit for free and then they wack at who you arexactly what I'm saying if you notice when the prices went up and they quit giving the little freebie stuff if because I believe grinder is number one you're his number 1 and the amount of money that we're racking in every mind is astronomical Because they don't hardly charge anything I mean I hope some of these people on here don't expect to find wonderful Prince charming there's a possibility or Mrs. Charming And you want these companies to give you everything give you this option to that do this that costs money to maintain so now we know why extra Costco Or they offered better deals but they don't have to anymore they've rid the cream has risen to the topmatch Very simple tools through social media to find somebody to have fun with that's all it is should ever be and that's not even doing that well I wish everyone the best best but don't look at this as anything than what it is I'll 40 bucks a month and the question here and what you're required to do keeps out the referral There's no direct contact and show you can look at theirs they can look at yours and you decide but that all costs money If you really wanna meet somebody put your phone down turn it off go to the library go to the church go to art museum go to a single wine tasting Get off the phone Go back to sitting in a bar for half an hour at least you could see and talk but oh no now they're doing texting in the bars now And the excuse is oil living in a small area and we're just screwed
Anonymous Alex commented
I’ve been on Grindr for 12 years and this new grid algorithm, Boost has been the worst update ever released.
Blue Blue commented
I personally believe, certain features should be a paid features from the app producer.
However, I remember a long time ago, the first time there was a premium service being available to the public, it was fully price.
The price for an ultimate experience is now at $40+ per month is super ridiculous and we’re taking about a hookup site.
If this was a potential dating site rather then just hooking up, then maybe I would be more interested and invested in paying the $40+ per month. Then again, I don’t believe in paying for a fortune for anything digital.
I would never pay for a dating/hookup site or app. I don’t get enough results anyways. This would be the main factor
Grindr User commented
Ridiculous feature for paid users. At the very least allow paying users to disable seeing boosted profiles just like you can toggle online / offline users.
Also highlight the fact that there are boosted by an icon or coloured border and enforce a distance to be shown.
I'll stop paying and move on if I am forced to see profiles offering ma55ages and seeking reward$.
Tarek Duke commented
So many fake profiles we see when Boosting. It’s fraud and illegal
Totally agree - 'boost' is just wrecking the grid. It's screwing up the whole basis of a geolocation-based hookup app! Just get rid of it, please.
Joel Sibert commented
Boost is a theft at finest
Pairoj Bunmalerd commented
Grindr extra and now I’m seeing guys on top of my grid who are not even close
Tilghman Lesher commented
Easy workaround for Boost: just block them.
As a side effect of this, if guys start getting blocked when they Boost, nobody will Boost anymore, and Grindr will take the hint and drop the feature.
I am getting fed up with boost appearing all the time and then taking to the top of the nearby screen, everytime, I can't get rid of it, no matter what I dout just keeps on coming up. Please delete it or I will have to delete as I just don't have the time to waste on it anymore.
I am paying for Grindr extra and now I’m seeing guys on top of my grid who are not even close. When they have the distance function deactivated you end up chatting to someone to only found out later that they are Kilometers away. It’s really a shitty move for people who pay for the app - which isn’t by the way cheap at all. Get rid of this please!!
$39.99 a month for unlimited and we need to see a bombardment of this stupid boost feature as if the unlimited price is already expensive. No ads should mean no ads from Grindr too.