The app is full of drug addicts, sellers and people that put at risk others with their substances.
I see so many people here in Mexico selling cristal or slam and a lot of users of it, using emojis to hide their substance usage.
I believes both a feature that monitors this emojis they use to talk about said substances is much needed, even it making a report to the police.
For other substances such as Alcohol, tabaco, marihuana and poppers there should be a block for people that do not want to match with others that do.
Chris Phillips-Henson commented
Hmmm.. I get where you’re coming from. Although, a bit aggressive, someone might think this was personal. It’s kind of discriminatory to just ban ppl who are admitting- in a way- that they are drug users. Now are there sellers on the app that are just looking for ways to screw ppl over to make money for more drugs when they should’ve bought some soap? Abso-fucking-lutely. But like… a report to police of that users info??? Seems vindictive and dare I say “privileged” of you to think before maybe thinking “Grindr should send a user who uses these emojis in their bio ads to rehabs, counseling, testing centers, etc.” for some addicts, it’s all they’ve known due to their rearing when a parent just didn’t care; not entirely their fault due to someone they trusted telling them, while already uneducated, that “it’ll be okay, just do it for tonight”. So many of older men on this app, especially ones who use meth talk about how their uncle/dad fucked them at 13. And somehow they don’t see how fucked that is. Or maybe they do. And they’re coping the only way that’s “worked” for them so far. So. Idk. Like I said, I get where you’re coming from. However, don’t be so surface level and think a little deeper.. broader.. more openly. Because you could just literally block them when you see them… or is that too much work?? Hm.
The key sentence: "There should be a block for people that do not want to match with others that do."
Essentially, this sentence says everything that needs to be said, regardless of the "Reason" chosen by ANY user. This simple "Block" function (coding wise) SHOULD already exist for the simple reason of user personal safety and the ability for anyone to basically say, "yeah, I don't want that user seeing me, and I don't want to see that user." It's not rocket science; but rather Content Management System coding "basics".
Grindr's outright refusal to act upon this "fact" (beyond endless "excuses" and worse, attempting to profit by claiming to have monetized this feature for "Paying" members, when in fact it doesn't even work for members shelling out their hard earned money either), should be the best indicator that Grindr OPENLY does not care about user safety or security (at any level) and thus this application should be avoided for that undeniable and inexcusable reason alone.
This app COULD be decent and allow whatever types to connect at their various levels (keywords needs significant improvement); but instead it chooses to not improve, to not evolve and at every level of functionality, to basically not care about the user-base whatsoever, instead choosing only a path to solicit advertising revenue and get suckers to pay, even if just for a month; because why the hell not, its free money for doing nothing.
Basically, Grindr is maintained enough ONLY to be "compatible" so as not get booted from the Apple App store (and Apply only cares about getting their cut).
If your personal safety or security, or having the basic ability to block ANY user (for any reason) is an important "basic feature" that you would naturally, rationally expect to exist within ANY social media app; put simply and frankly, Grindr is wrong for you as it has no such protections. Safety and security are not issues Grindr cares about, as evidenced by the sheer number of times this specific issue has been raised, over such a long period of time and how it has gone completely ignored.
That's pretty much it.
Tim Watson commented
First of all Mr judgy, how has this impacted your life so? To thine own self be true.. sometimes when we want to go ALL in and fix every little thing the way you deem it should be, there's a little something about yourself that might be saying, gee did I spell that right. That's what needs an adjustment, ppl who can't spell for shit and wanna take away a poor little ol innocent emoji. Find a real cause and stop trying to be teacher's/grindrs pet. Woof!
None of your Beeswax! commented
..well, what i hate, is when one's recreational / "coping" activities end up hurting themselves and/or others
(drugs, of themselves, are not really the issue)
the fact is: if some people want to indulge, even to the point of destructiveness, people are
(you gotta remember, even "good" things can be abused / detrimental, when consumed excessively)
i bet some of you would be surprised to know, for example, "junkies" are not at all a new phenomenon, popping up in the 1980s, or 1970s, or even the 1960s
verily — heroine, opiates, cocaine, even meth, *were* indeed commercially retailed to the general public for general consumption, in the 1800s, up through.. ..the 1950s
these drugs eventually were available on shelves, for any and all, without any especial regulation
i imagine some children partook, considering most people simply could not have known better
innocent babes, thusly, to become eventual, unwitting "junkies"
(how many mothers pre-damaged their children in the womb, from filling their bodies with dangerous substances which were marketed as Salubrious?)
in the 1800s
if you want to be done with the drug problem..
..eliminating drugs isn't the solution
you'll need to curb the natural, (in)human affinity for getting high
(the innate affinity for attaining and sustaining that dope-amine rush—
—no matter the consequences)
how do you propose making that happen?
as for grindR's role in all this?
basically: grindR simply is the ghetto of hookup apps
and i make this deliberation this as a black man who was raised in (and fairly-bruised by) the ghetto;
while there are some good souls here and there..
..there are also many, many bad apples to be found throughout
in case you weren't aware, you cannot reasonably expect that much from said Damaged Goods — you can't, regardless of who did the damaging, or how the damage was incurred
if people don't peddle / solicit their coke or their meth on the platform directly, they'll either use code language, or code pictures (snow, clouds, ice cubes, etc.), or they'll simply conduct their transactions off-line, to get the job done
people's creativity, for doing things they should not be, is nigh-unlimited
people *are* going to get high, irrespective of what you or i might feel about their potential recklessness..
..perhaps, we really should begin to focus on harm reduction, and the decriminalization of simple recreational use, so long as the user can uphold their end of the bargain, to remain productive members of society, who cause no harm to the collective with their [habit]
an even better idea might be, formulating drugs which can provide the high of the most potent meth, with the side effects of the most normal medium-roast coffee (2 cups)
´like, i dunno..
..pertaining to the drugs themselves: aren't the /real/ Real Issues with these, the addiction to the dope-amine hit the brain develops.. ..and the withdrawal which the body goes through when the brain doesn't get its "baba" in time?
JAMES H commented
I understand there is a drug problem that people want to try to fix, but the problem as a whole is actually a compound issue from the prohibition itself. South America and North America are at war right now in all sense of the word. the drug war is fueled by the South American cartels and the people in America that want to buy the drugs and everywhere else and the United States DEA. It's the one war that is absolutely impossible to win and when Nixon declared it it was the stupidest move that could have possibly happened because it just made people continuously double down and double down on the prohibition problem and the truth is, in order for our society to get back to being normal and being healthy we actually need to have LESS rules and law not more.(It may seem counter productive, but trust dealers won't sell valueless things. And once you can get a bottle of oxycontin from Walmart over the counter for a $1.50 for a hundred of them like Tylenol I would bet my life and my mother's life and my family's lives on the fact that the opiate epidemic would stop very quickly after that. There would be a re-correction time where some people would go overboard and May overdose because they get the access at the very beginning but in order for all of us to have a healthy society we basically need to give ourselves the freedom back that we deserve and that's in our rights and if somebody loses their life because they were given that freedom then that's their freedom. Freedom is the answer. Do I think it's right for people to openly sell drugs where anyone can see it on Grindr no. But I think that the entire Market should be saturated with drugs to the point where the forbidden fruit Factor gets lost in the value of the stuff is gone if we flood the market with it then the drug dealers won't be able to sell it anymore because it won't have any value that's the only way to win the war on drugs. And we are very bigoted and judgmental in this country and we need to wake up to how the rest of the world runs. Humans will always have addiction that's how we move from one fad to another that's how we live our lives is going from one thing to another that we absorb our lives around whether that's going to be something healthy or something dangerous that's up to you but the main thing is if it's dangerous or unhealthy it's usually because people go out of their way and do terrible things when they don't have the medication when they get in trouble.
Brittney Double Anal whore commented
Never mind drug users , how about all the profiles looking for "young" as in underage, disgusting
Stephen Sundby (Shaggy) commented
It's a personal choice if you don't use drugs that's your choice what adults do behind close doors are there own business
Amrit Kohli commented
you know what a run-on sentence is? ‘cause your post is 100 lines long, and has no periods. no one’s gonna read it.
and we need ALL HANDS ON DECK to combat drug ovedoses. Grindr should do its part.
john fitzgerald commented
Why should grinder sell drug testing kits for what reason you can get me almost any drugstore I don't almost any drugstore anywhere and I'm sure you can probably get them cheaper on Amazon or Walmart eBay wherever and why is it the responsibility of all these apps to educate you about drugs and alcohol and safe sex and safe sacks but I find it amazing they don't want any of that being called in school You don't know how to use Google or Firefox or anything do you even look you can't swing a dead cat on any social media without finding a place for information for anything And like a lot of people have said this is a site for sex if you don't like like it find one that is comparable to you to you because it is not your job or your business to comment or regulate what somebody does or doesn't do Yes if they're selling or doing something obviously very simple report profile Then you'd better do something about the little whiny still on the mama sugar tits they gang up and make false accusations against people on here because whatever because they're low still sucking on mama sugar tits and that was a real thing by the way Google letch The computers are wasn't this there was a lad in the back of the magazines you went to the bookstore or the gay bars had little the gay rags that came out every week and you bought time on a phone and you had to listen to something damn thing you didn't have pictures available it wasn't instant and I believe the people that don't like all this stuff I believe it's called Christian dating or match.com or blah blah but guess what if you know what you're looking for they're just as lazy as everybody else The computers are wasn't this there was a lad in the back of the magazines you went to the bookstore or the gay bars had little the gay rags that came out every week and you bought time on a phone and you had to listen to something damn thing you didn't have pictures available it wasn't instant and I believe the people that don't like all this stuff I believe it's called Christian dating or match.com or blah blah but guess what if you know what you're looking for they're just as lazy as everybody else Snap doesn't prove you're real how come it's snap that's whatever you seem to want on there no because of snap works they only have a grinder ad because they can't do and say certain things that is not encrypted so they go to snap cause you can video and talk and I'll kind of crap But that's all these people want to snap hello folks there's a reason The hangouts Google hangouts could I have your Gmail hangout don't give them up folks hangouts is the worst And if you're worried about people with your pictures don't send any pinus sample Birthday watch I think by the Fox site But then why are you on here it was never that's what it was from the get go go start your own app that doesn't allow it from the beginning but if you're that you know that's strong of a belief about your sexual behaviors and what you like and don't like this is not for you and you have no right to force it answers somebody else Turn the channel nobody forced you You're shut everybody's the best but come on Thank God they do what they do because they don't have to ask you did you up because it is a good thing because of the platform they have to spread it around Anyone of you wherever you live and if it's available you should know where the free testing clinics are the needle exchange where you can get HIV counseling where you can get the prep pill it's your job to know that That drug testing kept a lot of the places you can go get it right now today and the price results around how accurate and how precise it is But if you think it's you're gonna buy a drug test because somebody comes over or could you go pee in the battle I think you're off the beam Cause if you're all worried about what's going on out there's sex wise there's a real simple solution to that I believe that's what they're spouting out now absolutely abstinence is the best form of not getting anything or getting pregnant why did I hear a pin drop because nobody wants to do that either You have not gone and got vaccines that you could get to help protect you against other sexually transmitted diseases probably aren't even aware of that or that's only for women or girls And those of you that are trans and you've how you identify be very careful that your doctors and your pharmacist know I kid you not there are prescription and drugs out there that were designed for a natural man or a natural woman it can harm you I cannot stress it enough and I just caught it on a commercial the other day If you have changed your gender legally and everything please please talk to your pharmacist and your doctors And if you've gone into a new place and you're just safe email and they write it down Beg of you
john fitzgerald commented
And you're surprised why that's everywhere everyone They do the best that they can Block them say no thank you don't get in a conversation with them I'm down my throat cause that's Nashville alcohol stand against the law There's something I I'm not I'm not I'm not I'm not I'm not down with that very simple you want mommy to hold your hand when you go to the bathroom go on phone grab folks you might be surprised what else are selling at Starbucks are the dominant castle And you know how you get rid of all of the drug dealers and all of the ads all of that I'm sure I get jumped down for this Legalize all of it just like you're doing with marijuana all over this country and the money that the States are raking in and you don't have people and Jeffreys cause I smoked a joint I have a large hair wind problem and they gave up time to fight and do whatever the kind of embrace it they have a park they can use they have things available to them so they're not dirty needles and counseling and all kinds of stuff but I also think the price came way down which stops a lot of other things they try probe taking liquor out of this country and look what that happens there more people wanted to drink that had ever drank before because there was no People are dropping dead from fentanyl poisoning or wish they had Whatever it takes to the human being again and what they consider one Everybody I hear I'm social media everyone I'm on aderall and zannax I'm on aderall and zannax And if you don't like people out of dealing drugs you're doing them don't invite them over to your house You get what you pay for You would on purpose to confuse you
Tai Pham commented
I could also make the same argument about:
- Sexual orientations other than mine/ I'm not into.
- Kinks and Fetishes I'm not into.
- Ethnicity not mine/ I'm not into.
Who are you to say what people can't and can do during sex?
Yep Grindr is an app for people searching for sex, if you don't like it either stop using it or filter out the users with "Right Now".
Amrit Kohli commented
I also want to know why Grindr doesn’t supply more information about drug testing kits, harm reduction clinics and centers, and other drug and substance use education that isn’t so closed off as Grindr has taken to this issue?
You should be a marketplace for drug testing kits, frankly. It would save lives if I could purchase a drug testing kit from grindr directly.
I’m talking about game changing policies for Grindr. You would be community heroes for saving the lives of countless youth.
C’mon. Stop being Americans for a minute, and think like the rest of the civilized world.
If you want to profit from this community, SAVE this community.
That is m my challenge to Grindr.
That is my challenge.
Take it up.
Nate Crimes commented
Whether we make it easy or hard for people to use chems, if they are determined to do it they will find those who play on chems. By adding the tags, it creates an environment and a sense of belonging and not alienation which is often what drives people to the extreme. It will also limit the exposure to those innocent men who wouldn't normally consider using drugs. With the hnh and PnP tags, Those who are high will look / look out for one another and there will be higher visibility on the issue. Its the stigma that kills. Pretending guys who PnP don't exist won't solve the problem. Adding the tags will also provide better insight so those are risk can be given better advice.
Anthony Phillips commented
You guys don't let stoners post looking for weed yet every other dude on here is looking to "parTy" ban these profiles this should be a gay dating app not a drug cartel. These guys just show up with a backpack tweaking trying to rob yah.
People are able to openly talk about, advertise, and sell marijuana on Grindr but any other drug is frowned upon and will have your account suspended. Either allow all or ban all but don't pick and choose which ones you think should be allowed.
The Grindr stopped in time without releasing relevant new, the app is a whorehouse where people seek sex, drugs and the like, not to mention the numerous profiles without photos, you need to be more creative.
There are countless open meth users on this app and no visible help for said users. Grindr needs to do more to help with the drug epidemic it helps thrive. Banning their profiles does nothing. They come back on almost immediately with new profiles. Offer some information or maybe a phone number to call.
Houston SexyRome commented
It really not cool at all
Felipe Alvarado commented
In some countries grindr has become a place for drug dealers. I suggest to give some rewards or option for people who reports true cases of drug trafficking so they stay out of the app. Maybe some of the xtra features or some kind of reward to promote reporting.