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And that is a huge statement. Let’s try and figure out why this site earned that reputation.
Established in 2009, Grindr.com has gained lots and lots of users worldwide. It brags its 2 million daily active users who all have the choice to get a hook-up, a potential long-term partner, or merely a new friend.
After only around a decade since its foundation, Grindr has already achieved various awards. It took home the “Best Mobile Dating App” not once, not twice, but three times! If you’re still not impressed, we’ll go in-depth in a bit.
This app offers lots of features that you will probably find hot. Additionally, almost all of those features are free, though you still have the choice to upgrade the app and access more interesting features.
Let us guide you through the app.
Ease of Use
I think some may find the fact that the app isn’t available on desktop a real bummer. But heck, that’s not really an issue now that almost everybody uses smartphones and other gadgets. Also, this little ‘shortcoming’ pales in comparison with what the app really has to offer.
The app can run on different devices, including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry OS. You must first install it and then confirm that you’re 18 years old and above (you can show this info to other members if you prefer).
After entering your email address and password, you can start creating a profile, which is also quick and easy. You have to provide key information about you like your preferred nickname, your hobbies, like and dislikes, and others.
There’s this field called the Grindr Tribe. Among the community of users, there are words used to describe what kind of man you are. If you’re young and slim, you can be considered a Twink. If you’re a little plumper with lots of hair, you belong to the bear tribe. You also get to upload your own picture, though you have to follow the app’s guidelines: you cannot upload photos with explicit content, advertisements, guns, drugs etc.
Meanwhile, the user interface can vary from different devices and operating systems. Though there are icons which are found in all versions. The design is chill and easy to navigate. You can click that mask, where you can find various profile options, the speech bubble, which of course contains your messages, the circle, which lets you see only the online users, and the filter options.
As we mentioned, this site has a lot to offer to gay men and others who are looking for hook-ups and partners.
This app is free, so you don’t have to pay to send and receive messages. This makes this app a very convenient choice for those who are too excited to have the Grindr experience. If you avail the GrindrXtra feature, you can send multiple photos at one time, while also saving repeatedly used expressions.
Then, you can access another key feature, which is the geo-targeting function. You can use the “Send Location” feature to have a feel of the general location of another member.
Grindr also offers you various sections where you can learn much more about other users. Through different sections, users can indicate their preferred sexual positions. Or, they can read more about their health. The ‘Sexual Health’ section lets users share their health condition (i.e. HIV Status), including the time when they last got tested.
Users can also choose to share more things about themselves by connecting their personal social media profiles to their account on the app. That means you can check out more than the face or body picture of another user.
Further, matching gets more exciting because of the filters you can use to specify the type of man you’re looking for. For instance, you can use ‘Fresh Faces’ to view the newest users of the app around you. You can try and find someone who can share something hot with you real quick by using the ‘Right Now’ filter.
GrindrXtra also lets you do some unlimited blocking of men, among other things, if you avail it. You can also view more men on your app.
As mentioned, almost all of Grindr’s features are free. So you can sign-up and just start using it to find a partner right away. However, free Grindr comes with the burden of ads. If you want to remove those ads, you have to upgrade. And that premium membership can only cost you $5/month.
- You can save a lot of money just by choosing this over other dating sites out there.
- Messaging comes with various features, like photo sharing, template saving, and it’s also free.
- Even if you’re not a premium member, pop ads do not frequently disturb you.
- The app makes it easy for you to decide which kind of guy you want to date or go out with.
- Its geo-targeting function is extremely convenient and efficient.
- The filters are very much useful whatever your purposes for using the app are.
- You can’t be so sure about catfishers, or those people who create false profiles.
- You can’t search for matches by yourself since the app relies on geo-targeting.
- There’s no in-depth algorithm behind the matches.
Grindr really proves to be the quickest and easiest way to find a potential partner for gays and bisexuals. It also proves to be the best in catering to the needs and preferences of its target users. So, if you’re having a rough time finding that special someone, friend, or hook-up, Grindr is where you ought to be.