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What is Grindr?

Grindr is a mobile dating app predominantly used by gay men, bisexual men and the trans 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’. Chat content is adult and often sexual in nature. Images sent within chat are not actively moderated. The free version of Grindr displays less profiles than the paid Xtra version, which features video chat and no advertising.

Apps: Android app, Apple iOS app

How do people use Grindr?

Lean 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 report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?

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.