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Minimum age according to Grindr
18+ Minimum age according to Grindr

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.

Apps: Android app, Apple iOS app

How do people use Grindr?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use online relationship services like Grindr.

Grindr is used for: in-app purchasing, location sharing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, and photo/video sharing.

How can you block someone or report online abuse?

How can you protect your personal information?

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.