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Grindr has gone way downhill and the latest new “Unlimited” membership updates only make it worse. The worst problem this app has now, BY FAR, is that the ads on it are out of control. We are used to seeing ads, we know it’s a part of the trade using free apps - but these things are obnoxious to a new level. Sometimes it seems like every other time you click a profile you have to watch at least 5 seconds of a full screen pop-ad before you can do anything else. It’s so annoying, I’m tempted to download an ad blocked onto my phone. Next, are some of the new features. “Viewed me”, in particular, is off-putting. Why is Grindr now showing people when we view them? Not cool!! Did you just check out your ex boyfriend’s new shirtless torso picture? Well, now he can see that he made you look. Got a crazy ex roommate you’re keeping tabs on? He too can see that you looked. It’s not cool. Literally the ONLY thing this app has going for it anymore is that it is well known. But considering how far downhill it has gone, between bots, ads, and annoying new features, I think it’s about time to search for greener pastures. Thank you, next.
Update: it’s still the same, but now it’s kind of funny. I’ve never taken the time to review an app, but having been using this one since its inception it seems apt to give my 2 cents: the inconsistencies, lax monitoring and outright biased moderation of profile images, profile content and underage members is outrageous. I’ve personally had it at this point, sick of half my messages not getting through and half messages sent to me showing up on notifications but when I open up the app... nada. On this particular day, though, I’m really, really, really incensed by the discriminatory, inconsistent and offensively undeniable practices relating to profile pictures. I’ve always experienced very, very strict vetting to the extent of images not violating any guidelines rejected; furthermore in the past few days it’s come to my attention that there seems to be an abundance of guys out there that get a free pass and are exempt of certain regulations... without going into detail, it’s very frustrating to submit the same image over and over cropping just a bit more even though there’s nothing to crop as per the guidelines... long story short picture rejected 6 times so far, and they do reserve the right to crop at their discretion yet no... This is bullsh*t. Anyway, I’ll be back to continue this tirade.
This I think is the best hook up app for gay men, it has some bugs and honestly is pretty decent sometimes. The problems come when 1 the taps are useless, guys refuse to use it and when you get taps most of them are bots trying to scam, and this is a big problem in the app, the amount of scammer there are like, bots, “porn stars” passing by, “sugar daddies” that want to give you a crazy allowance in exchange of your bank info and other personal data, is just ridiculous, and if you don’t pay extra you have to deal with it cause limited blocking. That’s another thing, 20 bucks for extra and 40 for unlimited, are you nuts? That’s waaaaay too overpriced for unlocking a few options that are not really worth it, I had xtra for a month, and tried unlimited for a day, now both are the exact same thing, why is unlimited so expensive? Cause I can see who looked at my profile that day? And the icon change to gray? Tf? Xtra is expensive too, to unlock a few filters that won’t change anything really, the most useful thing is be able to filter tops and bottoms and see who is online at the moment, that’s it, the price shouldn’t be that high.
One of the best apps for the LGBTQ community however the features, the price and, and the monthly fee amounts are a little bit ridiculous. The rate of robot profiles and scammers are a little bit ridiculous and I feel like they should be under a bit more control. Minors are running rampant as well. I think the verification for an account should a bit more strict! Like entering and license or state id number. That way more real people are verified and using the apps. It’s one of my most used apps even though A lot of it is just spent a huffing and puffing over the features. The unlimited subscription price for $40 a month is outrageous and the $8 a month xtra price would be reasonable for the unlimited features. I feel like for the premium features it should be $8 and for the features of xtra it should be 2 to 5 dollars a month. I feel like more people would buy into it in more subscribers would use it. I would certainly consider it at the price then where is now. Grindr works well and better than other apps but for the extra features that are free on those one, Grindr should be a bit more reasonable.
I’ve been using this app for a while now, if I’m being honest I haven’t had problems with the app at all, I would totally give it a high rating, the only issue that has been occurring as of late is the fact the my account was banned for “spammy activity” all because I was talking to multiple people in a short amount of time. I’ve been asking whether or not this was permanent or if the Grindr support representative that I was talking with would cooperate to unban my account, all he said was that he “reviewed” my account and considered it spam and was gonna make sure that my account stayed banned. Like I said, no problems up until this point so I decided to create another account because I wasn’t gonna deal with that, now that account was banned within the few hours of its creation and it’s been two days since I’ve written a report about it not being spam or whatever they say this time and I haven’t gotten any response, I just want to talk with people and the representative I talked with took that from me, and that’s what angered me and led me hear to write a review, I’m hoping now that someone will read this with any advice to give.
Grindr is the world’s #1 FREE mobile social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people to connect. Chat and meet up with interesting people for free, or upgrade to Grindr XTRA or Grindr Unlimited for more features, more fun, and more chances to connect.
Grindr is faster and better than ever:
• See people nearby based on your location
• Browse re-designed profiles with bigger photos
and share private photos
• Filter your search to find what you want
• Customize your profile to share more about yourself
• Star your favorites and block others
• Report people easily and safely
• Send your location and make it easier to meet
• Browse and chat with people around the world
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• See 6x more profiles—up to 600 at once
• View only people who are online now
• View only profiles with a photo
• Unlimited blocks and favorites
• Access to all premium filters
• Chat easily with saved phrases
• Send multiple photos at once
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• Unsend - Undo sent messages and photos
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