Chat content is adult and often sexual in nature.
What is Grindr?
Grindr is a dating and meeting online app predominantly used by gay and bisexual men and the trans and queer community. It uses your device’s GPS to locate other users nearby and displays their profile pictures in a grid, ordered by their distance from you. Tapping on a profile picture opens the full profile where you can initiate a chat.
Profiles can include a ‘looking for’ field which has pre-defined options ranging from ‘relationship’ to ‘right now’. Images sent within chats are not actively moderated. Expiring pictures will only display once, but could also be screenshotted before they disappear. Paid subscriptions of Grindr display more profiles and have additional features such as video chat, enhanced search and unlimited expiring picture sends.
How do people use Grindr?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use online relationship services like Grindr.
How can you block someone or report online abuse?
- Blocking and reporting profiles
How to block or report users from within the Grindr app. This includes fake profiles and other spam.
How can you protect your personal information?
- Understanding your settings
Control where and how your profile is displayed to other users.
- Deleting your account
How to delete all personally identifiable data from Grindr’s systems.
Outlines how Grindr collects and uses the information you share.
Key safety links
- Grindr community guidelines
These guidelines cover safety, respect and what’s appropriate for a profile picture.
- Help centre
Offers a range of general help, safety, sexual health and gender identity information.
- Safety guide
Provides practical advice if you are using Grindr somewhere it is not safe to be LGBTIQ+.
- Terms of service
The conditions you agree to when you use the Grindr app.