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.
How do people use Grindr?
Lean more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use online relationship services like Grindr.
How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?
- Block or report a user
How to block or report users from within the Grindr app. Blocking someone will stop them being able to contact you.
- Report fake profiles
How to report fake profiles and other spam.
- Remove a photo from your profile
How to remove a photo from your profile.
How can you protect your personal information?
- How to disable showing distance
Learn to adjust whether to show how far you are from other users on your profile or not.
- Delete your profile
To delete your profile you need to submit a support ticket.
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 LGBTQI.
- Terms of Service
The conditions you agree to when you use the Grindr app.