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.
KC Comeaux commented
People paying for the app should absolutely have the option to remove boosted profiles!! This is terrible marketing.
Alexis Chupar commented
I see the option to buy profile boost for $9.99 but I can’t click on it. I was in the beta program but removed myself to see if that was maybe why, and it still is there and unable to be clicked. Deleted and redownloaded the app and it’s now only in the viewed me area but I still can’t click it. I saw it wasn’t in all areas but I assume the button is since I can see it so making it available in nyc would be cool
Boosts are being very annoying on the app. People that are more than 5km away keep appearing to me, and I cant see people who are close. On the initial page (the first 12 profiles), 40% is from people using boost right now.
That is when tinder went down, when they started to algorythimize the people you can see and charge for that. It drops the chance of being seen/seeing other people you are interested on that do not pay and people stop using it.
Please go back to the default ordering and leave boosts on another tab, for example the "New" tab
While it sounds like a great feature, the Boost is actually getting a bit annoying and being used by people to catfish and lie about their distance. It would be nice if we can filter out the visibility of Boosts or mark them with a symbol, so that we know they are the Boosted ones.
Mr Jamesey commented
Having a feature to disable profiles that are boosted, showing up on my grid as most of them are 7/8 miles away. Nearby profile pushed down on the grid making it harder to navigate through it.
Look At this commented
Why am I paying for Grindr unlimited, now that boost have taken over my grid? I live in NYC where everyone on my grid should be within 1-2 miles max. Now boosts have overtaken the majority of my grid and I can't see anyone who is actually near me?!
The whole point of Grindr is too find people near me... not 15 miles away? This is sooooo stupid. Your app developers really fucked up on this one.
I live in central london and I pay for Grindr xtra. The boost feature has destroyed the app. The closest profile to me is currently 42km away and the furthest 1600km away. I assume that these are all people that have boosted their profile. Please include an option to block boosted profiles from appearing on the app if they are not within a specified KM range.
David Baker commented
How much time and how many clicks wasted just so greedy Grindr can take a bit of money from users willing to pay to boost their profile.
@Grindr: Proximity-based convenience is one of your selling points. By entering a Google ‘ppc’ type model, you are making a key feature redundant.
XTRA sub cancelled if this stupid feature remains.
This explains why suddenly my grid is full of guys 7 or 8 km away… this is such a bad idea
Agreed and the only guys who do it are SOLICITING for me to buy their sex or buy their only fans. It’s such bull shit
It’s literally just porn stars trying to get a bigger twitter / only fans following. Such bull shit. More advertisements. I’m not trying to find an escort this feature is so ridiculous it’s just boosting people who want you to pay for sex or buy their material
Jed Rubin commented
Please come up with a solution for this boosting. My grid is filled with guys who don’t live close and are not cute but can afford to boost. My views are cut in half as are my messages. The entire purpose of this site is distance. Please come up with a better idea
My grid is already useless since you removed the ethnic filter because I can't filter for the people I'm looking to hook up or have a romance with, that's when I cancelled my paid subscription. Before the removal it was difficult to find a match and now it's impossible. So now I waste my time blocking them in order to see who I could match with. Then we've gone from impossible to surreal with the invasion of transwomen, transmen, cross dressers, femmes, straight men, straight couples so I waste my time to block them as well. The straw that broke the camel's back is the Boost feature, I already have non-matching ethnicities and genders cluttering my grid, and the new feature started filling any tile left with people who live 7km+ away from me MAKING ME BELIEVE that they're 200 meters away or less because Grindr guidelines recommend those users to HIDE their distance to achieve total cunning behaviour. Obviously I will never met them and I started spending time deleting them as well until I realised that it's too much work for no return so I am currently trying to migrating as many contacts I can to Telegram then I will delete Grindr as I deleted Scruff and I will never ever consider installing the app again not even free. Congratulations!
Not only Grindr doesn't give a heck, in the documentation they also recommend the users paying for the Boost to hide their distance to achieve a total cunning behaviour. Now I'm blocking them as well amongst all the other ones I can't get rid of because the ethnic filter has been removed, there's no filter for biological sex and can't effectively filter out the trans tribe. This is probably the last straw that broke the camel's back.
Pink Archer commented
Grindr is primarily a hookup app and a big part of that is distance / proximity to each other.
Therefore it baffles me that for a fee, people can now pay to boost themselves to the top of *MY* grindr grid even though they are 4 or 5 miles away, taking up valuable space and wasting my time when I click their profiles.
I paid a hefty fee for Unlimited (and I now regret it) but it's a total insult that my experience as a paid member is now being altered because a bunch of morons who live nowhere near me (and have paid MUCH less than me to "boost") are desperate to be seen.
I can only imagine how frustrating it is for unpaid members, who only get to see a limited number of profiles, now having the top 4 or 5 spaces on their grids taken up by members who are 4 or 5 miles away.
As a paid member, we should have the option of not having to see boosted profiles. It's really unfair considering we've paid such a massive fee for Unlimited or Xtra. Please do something about this!
Kiko Yamamoto commented
Today was the first time that I log on to Grindr. Been absent for a few days … all of a sudden saw the new function “Boost” … 99cents per Boost…
The first thing came to mind was “Bull Sh@t”… I am embarrassed for the Grindr Team… shameless money grab… after the A la carte membership tiers … I have no complaints rather pay more to get more functions, therefore, paid for the unlimited memberships for years… however, the unlimited membership benefits were just that never changed … so the service did not get better … Now; Grindr think of money grab idea of “Boost”… to get more views…. Didn’t you listed the same benefits for unlimited membership is to get more views… so now you want us to pay more to get the benefit you company promised us for? You dare to double dip….? Shameful Money grab… you are too lazy to develop other functions … and who is the genius to think of the “Boost” idea… ?
Either remove Boost entirely or give users the option to turn it off. Grindr’s idea if “close” is ridiculously way off for this city. Someone boosted was 4 miles away, that’s over an hour commute here - so this boosted person is clogging up my cascade, and the likelihood of actually meeting this person is 100% impossible.
There should be an option to remove boost access or visibility for Grindr unlimited users.
I pay a hefty premium to avoid seeing ads! The boost option/button displayed on the settings page and atop the “viewed me list” is off-putting, especially since I know I will NEVER use this feature, nor will I spend anymore money than I already do!
Puts a bit of a bad taste in my mouth and I am reconsidering renewing my yearly subscription if this option is not removed by then!
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Offer an option to boost your profiles visibility or have your profile featured within, let’s say, the surrounding 10 or 20 miles. In many medium sized cities guys live miles apart from each other. For example, the guys who I want to see my profile may be in the city center which is a 5 mile drive from my house. Unless they have Xtra, they may never see me. I suggest giving a “Boost” option. Maybe even charge .99 cents for each time you “Boost”. Right now, the way guys are getting around this is by deleting and recreating profiles so their picture will be shown at the top in New Faces. With all due respect, I think Featured Profile would do much better than New Faces. Please implement boost or featured profiles tool in the app.