Disappointed again 2/5
I’ve enjoyed the improvements and my last review was 4 stars. However, now my grid is full of bots! Over 30% are spam and they’re getting better and better at seeming real. So annoying especially with limited blocks. They’re using up a square my future husband could be in. Fix this or give more blocks. Ridiculous
NEEDS better location services 2/5
This is all around a pretty well designed app, but it falls FLAT on it’s face the fact that you can control your maximum distance, like you can with Tinder or something like that. Like, if I am looking up to meet up with someone soon, it’s not helpful to have no discretion between someone 5 miles away & someone 874. Like, PLEASE add the ability to cap at a maximum distance Grindr. Someone can still choose 5000 miles if they don’t care about traveling, but please at least give us the OPTION to cap it at 50, 75, whatever, so we’re not ending up disappointed realizing we had a great connection with someone only to realize they’re 400 miles away & you’re looking to date someone local. Please.
Bug and stability issues always 2/5
This app always seems to have bug and stability issues. The main issue I seen on here, is not being able to refresh the page. Error message of “unable to refresh” comes up all the time.
This app is slowly starting to become horrible for IOS. You can’t delete any sent pics or texts anymore and it constantly opens to another conversation. There’s no use in paying for something that doesn’t work. If all the other apps that spawned from this idea can get it right why can’t the originator??
Fake profiles 1/5
I don’t understand how Grindr can be around this long, you have to jump through hoops to get a profile established, wait for photos to be approved just to be inundated by what are now OBVIOUSLY fake profiles? First you could tell when they were “all” Versatile (nice try), then somehow their texts are now “unsupported messages,” and now it’s Fakey Fake names. SMH. It’s no wonder I quit subscribing and put up with the ads. I struggle to delete it but honestly I only keep it just to log on when I travel out of town. I don’t live in a big metro area so I see the same people day after day and it’s like all the locals just ignore each other anyway. The closest sizable city is 35 miles away with the capital city being 75 miles away from me. It’s the only reason I even keep grindr at all. Needs improvement before I even try Xtra again any time soon!
Needs improvement 3/5
Easy to use and rarely glitches. However, there are been a surge of what I assume are bots lately, I get a lot of “unsupported messages” from weird profiles
You’ve ruined the app 1/5
This app used to be great but you’ve destroyed it with absolutely useless features...no one comes to this app to read articles! NO ONE. No one cares for the stupid emojis...and $27.99 a month? Are you kidding me? What do you think you are? Netflix? This has stop ruining this app
App down for Iranian users 1/5
I wonder why developers won’t try to solve this big problem !
App for all Iranian users down and seems Unresolvable !
two problems: 1- when I went to login I faced with this error unable to login even though I add my email and password correctly that push me sign up again with new email and password!
2- when I sign up and enter the app and swipe down to refresh nothing happened and profile won’t load and even shows(except myself) !
Is it possible for us sanction and grinder banned Iranian users?
Please don’t tell me it’s because of Iranian government censorship, because another dating app like “Hornet,Surge and others apps works fine”
Whats the problem which won’t solved even with reinstalling and using VPN and proxy ?!
Full of bots and ads..TERRIBLE! 1/5
This app really went downhill over the years. I get messages from at least a dozen bots a day trying to steal my credit card info. You email the admin about the bots and they don’t do anything. They also recently raised the price of xtra where it is not worth it to me. Now with the free edition, you cannot even click on a profile without a 15second ad being put in front of your face. NEW GRINDER = HIGHER PRICES FOR LESS SERVICES AND MORE BOTS.
STOP with the block limits. That’s jeopardizing ones safety. I’ve brought this up several times yet no changes.
Apparently you don’t care about your users safety. Only about $. Sad.
Stupid notification options! 2/5
Why is it everytime I log into this stupid app the vibrations and sounds toggle is on when I switched it to off! Can’t stand the annoying notifications on this app because even if I have my phone on silent the stupid thing still makes noise!
Few bugs, and some spamming here and there, but still the best app out there. 5/5
Was never a perfect app, but still better than every other m4m app out there, with Scruff being a close second favorite of mine. It just seems like there are always more guys close by who are looking to strictly hook up and that's all I really want from an app like this. If you aren't subscribed to Grindr xtra, then you can't expect a great experience with this app. Simple as that. I had a free week subscription of xtra a couple months ago and I loved it. Considering purchasing a month subscription to give it another go. Maybe it's just my location, but on Grindr there always seems to be guys looking within a few thousand feet from me. Other apps it seems like the closest guys to me are always the same ones and no one is within like 4 miles from me. And being into older guys in particular, I've managed to come in contact with a lot of married guys on the DL in my town that I've known for years and have hooked up with a few of them. Nothing hotter than that to me!
Getting better. 3/5
I definitely appreciate the continuous improvements made in this app. From fixing app crashing to new improvements like group messaging and taps I feel like this app has improved substantially.
However, there are many features that could be added to make user interaction more convenient, and enjoyable.
I’ll only list one that I believe would be very popular with your user base.
The ability to search profiles by name. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been talking to a guy on here and I forgot to save him under my favorites. I accidentally or have to delete my app (I don’t want o expose my little nephew to this app at such a young age) and I lose him as a contact.
I believe the ability to look up profile names and have the results show up from all over the world would be extremely useful.
If you’d like you can even submit a survey on your Grindr app as a pop up to get a polling (a showing that polling to the public) to show how many people support the idea.
Thank you for your consideration.
You Know an App is Bad.... 1/5
When they have to incorporate a tutorial because it is so poorly designed. I’m not sure what’s worse; all the spam or not being able to log off and getting messages an hour later. Hire a usability expert for your design.
Avoid like the plague 1/5
By Tawd phx
Grindr has the worst issue with catfish where I suspect that they allow it for monetary reasons.
You will get many response from someone “near” you ( from a few miles to a few hundred). When you start chatting - it will always lead into something like “have you been with a us solider”, I’m a is soldier serving in Syria”, etc.
Unless you want to waster your time - avoid. There are too many other apps that have the same service with out the BS.
Why this app doesn’t work in Cuba anymore? 1/5
It’s a shame that all the accounts in Cuba was deleted an it’s impossible to get access to the app from this country. I’ve never heard nothing like this with other country. I wrote to the assistance service and they never replied.
Bane of my existence
Video calling 2/5
Honestly you guys should make some type of video chat video calling some type a video interaction for verification because there’s so many fake profiles and people cat fishing on here and I believe if you guys did some type of video it would improve a lot of things
Unsupported message 1/5
Although there are so many bots and bugs on Grindr (yes it crashes and I have the iPhone XS Max so it shouldn’t), the main problem right now is the “unsupported message” bot. Please find a way to kick people out who send “unsupported message” thank you
The not are annoying and there are so many. Fix this.
Was Great for a minute 2/5
Was perfect, but now you can only make group chats with people you favorite instead of people you've recently chatted with.
The Ads are out of control!! 1/5
Unless you are paying a LOT of money, you are constantly being pestered with ads. Grindr end the pop up ads and don’t reply to this review with the same insulting blanket response .... you know oh we want you to have a good experience, just tell the truth “we have your money so we don’t care”
Explore FLOP 1/5
By Brandon S. Pacheco
Their “Explore” feature is an epic mess, if it’s even functioning. A specific travel location you may be searching with a radius expanding multiple states. You waste time talking to folks who maybe “near” the location you’ve entered. Folks in my state show up in searches states away. Other apps have this perfected and workable, as with everything, Grindr is challenged at simple concepts.
Its not working anymore since your last update in iran
NEVER USE THIS APP EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1/5
I was unfairly banned for “posting inappropriate content” after less than five minutes of use and all I did was upload a pic of my face while I was wearing a polo shirt. This app made me realize that I’m ugly and destined to die alone because no one will ever want me because my face is literally offensive to look at. I will never let anyone take a pic of me ever again. And I will tell everyone I come across to NEVER use this app!
Not surprised 2/5
I’m not sure what’s tackier on the app, the men or the advertisements.
By Op yassss
Lots of perverts, creeps, trolls. If your looking for something good you wont find it here...
It’s okay. 3/5
I don’t mind the ads or the limited features. It gets the job done for me. I noticed a bug that if you pull down to refresh to much, it won’t load up any matches until you connect to WiFi.
If you could please fix this in your next update that’d be great!
Whores and fake profile 1/5
I would estimate that Literally 75% of the guys are whores looking for money for sex or spam, looking to steal your personal information. Grindr does nothing to monitor either of these things. Guys create and delete fake profiles daily.
Grindr went wrong 1/5
Grindr profiles is not loading, it’s not work even with VPN
Needs fixing 1/5
There need to be more free features like i should be able to block however many people i need to and i should be able to hide my app incase my friends go through my phone. Pls fix this
Ads with audio play even with phone on vibrate 1/5
Without fail, every time I open the app, within minutes an “ad” plays with loud Audio (typically a home improvement commercial) even when my phone is set on vibrate. Also. An ad doesn’t even show! It’s just the Audio. Can’t even make it stop by exiting the app to home screen, The only way to stop the audio is to close the app by swiping up and closing it completely. Super annoying!
Not worth it 1/5
When you try to message people it will get rid of the entire convo until they respond so you have no clue who you’re chatting to. The ads don’t work and the only way to exit out of one is it close out the app. Not only that they ban people way too quickly and then you have to send them a pic of your ID (plz don’t do this I’ve had friends had their info stolen by doing that) just all around a terrible app that I will still probably use anyway
Advertisements are awful 1/5
By DC Guy GG
I have been a lot see for a long time. Been a subscriber for xtra on and off. The way the advertising works in these latest versions is truly terrible. It has become a nightmare to use this app having an ad pop up so often. It is definitely not wanting me to subscribe again to xtra to the point of not even creating the desire to use the app.
Time for change 4/5
I’ve been a loyal Grindr user for years now. The app is great free or paid for, however, it’s time for upgrades. The app has become super successful and we deserve a better quality app for all users. I want to see a more polished grid or layout.
We need to add more tribes 5/5
When will you add more tribes and have a broadcasting live feature
Don’t pay for xtra subscription 1/5
I paid xtra for one year and can only use for 2 months with same profile and never logged out and never changed my phone. On the 3rd month, the xtra subscription just disappeared and my profile became just regular one. I tried to contact them by email and never get reply back. No refund and no compensation. Don’t ever think about upgrading. I warn all of you
Premium price doesn’t match the features! 2/5
By C. Vaswanni
I don’t rate apps often but when I first started using this app last year it was cool and then all of a sudden the price went up to $20 per month. How did you guys get to that number it’s super expensive and since I’m not willing to pay it I now get spam bots constantly, penis enlargement messages constantly, and pop up ads. As the title said what’s considered premium on this app is basic on a lot of others.
Spam spam spam 1/5
This app is rated the worst of all dating apps there is good reason why. Just wish it wasn’t the most widely used.
Find an alternative 1/5
By David Butler
Avoid like the plague. Grindr CEO does not believe in gay rights or marriage equality. App is full of scammers which Grindr relies on users to police, and seemingly never does anything once they are reported. Ads are invasive pop up and banner style ads for stupid mobile children’s games and erectile disfunction medicine. Ads appear in inbox like messages.
Users are often censored when posting opinions critical to the app or for pictures that their puritanical review team deems unfit for the app, or just doesn’t like. Feels like staff are fine with breaking the profile pic rules as long as you are “hot”. App is always trying to get users to subscribe for “premium features” like filtering, seeing who is online, blocking users (yes free users only get a handful of blocks per day, most of which are used on scammers), and proper push notifications (which otherwise just say “Somebody sent you a message”).
Get with the program Grindr. People are leaving your platform because it is garbage fire on a sinking ship. Grindr might be the most recognized name in the gay dating app world, but it is well on its way to becoming the next MySpace if it doesn’t listen to its users. Get the bugs and ads figured out. Crack down on scammers. Get your house in order.
Fake profiles 1/5
This app is full of fake profiles. Do you guys actually review profile prior to posting? This used to be a fun place to chat with people at least And now I am prohibited from reporting fake profiles what a nice place to meet other people
Utterly ridiculous spam 1/5
If you’re really into sci-fi, and think you’d like to talk to a robot, then Grindr is the app for you! Their IT department, if they have one, is either too incompetent or completely unwilling to do anything about the dozens of bots on the grid at any one time. If you have a 10 or 11 year old niece or nephew that can do computer programming, Grindr could use the help.
loading issue 3/5
having problems with it loading the home screen shows no profiles and doesn’t load
Deletes chats when opened 1/5
New update deletes my chats every time I open them, annoying please fix this
Bots and Spam run amok 1/5
There are so many bots and spam account on this app, it’s insane. They all have the same profile information either saying something like “If you’re reading this profile, you’re likely the first one” or “Welcome to the greatest blow in the world.” Grindr does nothing about it. And their consistency on what pictures they approve and reject couldn’t be worse. And what happened to “kindr”? That went into the door real fast obviously.
Don’t bother. 1/5
This app is nothing but ads, spambits and trolls.
Awful location/distance measurement 2/5
This app is cool, aside from the fact that it counts people over 2 hours away as "nearby".
Crap. Get rid of ads. 1/5
Annoying and useless...and their response to this is even more useless. Pathetic app and people.