Grindr is among the many dating platforms by LLC Grindr. It is the first gay dating app in the world based on location. This app uses geolocation to display to the users the gays, Trans, bi, and singles nearby. This dating platform boasts over 27, 000,000 users across the world.
Grindr received a lot of criticism in 2018 after demanding that the users add the HIV status on their profiles. Many users also were disgusted to find out that the app shares their data with third-party apps and service providers.
Grindr however, assured its users that the HIV status option will still be available on the profiles but safe and no information will be shared with the third-part providers or advertisers.
Users of this site can publish their health information on the Grindr community profile. This will include your HIV status and the last time you took an HIV test. When setting up your Grindr profile, it is good to keep in mind that other Grindr users can see what you have published about your HIV status.
The first thing to do if you want to join the Grindr community is downloading the Grindr app either from the Play Store or from App Store. You can register using your Facebook account or email address.
There is no email verification process, but you must post your photo and get it approved by the Grindr team. To complete the signup process, you have to provide your gender, age, date of birth and identity.
The last step is allowing Grindr to access your location. This is important since you will find users and matches that are near you.
Adding more info on your profile increases your chances of getting the perfect match near you. You can update any item quickly on the Grindr app interface.
You can easily notice the health status section on the Grindr app. Some members do not provide details about the HIV tests.
Your profile information is very important in the Grindr platform since it is this information that is used to match you with your favorite partner. Add interesting information to make your profile more appealing.
Sections to cover on your Grindr profile
Provide a short description about yourself in this section. It contains your user name and about me.
In the stats section, you can add your height, age, weight, ethnicity, body type, "my tribes", relationship status position and what your ideal partner should have.
Position, in this case, means the sexual position you prefer and "my tribe" refers to how you describe your sexual preference. Tribes include clean-cut, bear, daddy, geek, discreet, jock, otter, leather, poz, Trans, Twink and Rugged.
In what you are, looking for you will describe the features of the partner you want to meet. You can be looking for friends, chats, relationships, dates, right now or networking. Right now means hook up.
This contains pronouns and gender. You can choose gender as custom non-binary, non-binary, woman or man. Ensure that you set pronouns as per your gender.
In this section, you will find four items: HIV status, sexual health FAQ, last time tested and testing reminders.
This section was faced with controversy at its early stages of launching. The platform violated user privacy by sharing people's data with third parties. This included the HIV status of the members. However, the Company acted on this and confirmed that the user data is safe, and will not be sent to third party service.
You can link your Grindr account with your social platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Enter your user name on this online dating platform and connect.
Contacting Grindr Members
To connect with gays on Grindr, you can use two ways: Taps and Messages.
As a basic member, you can contact nearby members and those within your country. Your chats will be filtered to unread messages and Favorite messages.
Taps contain members who might have been interested in you in the following ways: looking, Hot, and friendly. You can also send interest to other members using the emoticons. For instance, if you think a member is hot, use a hot emoticon.
You can download Gaymoji and spice up your conversations. This is a free keyboard with over 500-sticker themes that you can use to make your chats personal and interesting. You can download the app from the Play Store and the Apple store.
This online dating app has several features that make browsing unique and fun.
These emoji are well customized to the language of the Grindr community. There are more than 500 gaymojis and very unique that you cannot find them on any social media platform. Spice up your conversing game using gaymojis.
Taps are used to indicate that you have an interest in someone without chatting with them. You can start messaging if interested.
You will use this feature to mark profiles that you feel interested in the text later. It is different from taps in that the other member will not know that you have marked him as your favorite.
Use this search feature to find other members, not in your country. Upgrade your account to enjoy this wonderful conversation feature.
- Informative blogs
Grindr is rich in information. You will find helpful blogs that can solve your relationship issues.
Most users of this platform are between age 25 to 34 United States having the highest number of frequent visitors. Other countries with high traffic on Grindr include Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong among others.
Grindr is the largest online dating site catering for bi, Trans, gays and queer individuals. More than 27 million people use the app across the world. You can meet your partner very quickly. Every time you visit the site you must find someone single.
I have true friends whom I know they started their sexual life on this platform. The many features on the Grindr platform make the whole experience in messaging differently.