An error occurred while saving the commentAlexandro Goethals commented
I was discussing this amongst my Twitter followers the other day and it is beyond disappointing how Grindr lacks something so important. I can understand how hard it must be to be someone who is still closeted and wants to experiment but that is not enough. With the introduction of albums, you could have a feature where you can age verify yourself and still display photo's within an album you can then later share with someone to show who you are. Yes, people like to be discreet but Grindr is a place where countless people are catfished, lied to, and scammed. I used the app for 2 years before I turned legal age (18) and I'm telling you it's so easy to just exist there and not be taken off the app. I have also known people as young as 14 hooking up with people.
This is so important, we need for the safety of ourselves and others to have a system to verify - discreet or not. It is not safe by any chance to be so easily younger or not even who you are on the app. Face pictures should be required, secured in an album or not, but every profile should be verified to be shown to others.
Grindr, I understand isn't specifically a dating app but it needs to feel safer, so many apps now implement a system to verify securely though because of the risk and there is the risk - look at how many articles are made about crimes happening on Grindr.