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Grindr is arguably the most popular and used dating app among homosexual and bisexual men. But what is it? How does it work and what are the (unwritten) rules for using it to the fullest? Find out here!
In the world of dating apps, Tinder and Lovoo are two of the most popular. But there is another that is not far behind: Grindr. The main and substantial difference between the three is that the last is dedicated exclusively to homosexual and bisexual men. Not only.
The approach on Grindr is much more direct and users “mind the hard”. That is, if you are looking for a serious relationship, it is not ideal. But if you want to have fun without too many thoughts, this is just the thing for you.
The first thing to do, if you want to use Grindr, is to download the app on your phone. For iOS and Android it is free, while on Blackberry you can take advantage of a trial version for 7 days. After the deadline, you are prompted to take out a paid subscription to Grindr X (tra), which has several additional features and is also available for iOS and Android.
Once the app is installed, you are prompted to create an account and profile. In the first case, you must enter your email, a password, validate a CAPTCHA code and confirm that you are of age. In the second, you are asked for specific data about yourself and what you are looking for.
In particular, in the profile you have to upload a photo of yourself (be careful, because the app has very strict rules and strictly prohibits pornographic and / or obscene content), your real name or a nickname, a headline, your age (which you can hide), a brief description of you and your interests, your “Tribe of Grindr” (that is, the one that identifies your appearance, your attitude and your tastes), what you are looking for, your status (single, engaged, in an open relationship …) and any social accounts.
Once you’ve created your Grindr account and profile, you can log in for the first time. The screen differs depending on the operating system of the device, but basically has a grid of photos (each of which corresponds to a user), arranged in order of proximity to you.
If you notice someone you like, just click on the thumbnail to find out more about them. In this way, you will see his photo enlarged, you will read the information he has entered in his profile and (above all) you will find out how far he is from you.
To talk to us, simply click on the balloon icon. While if you want to send him a photo, there is the appropriate camera icon. Instead, to let him know where you are, you have to press the “Menu” button and select “Send position”.
Grindr also allows you to select your favorite users, by moving their thumbnail to the beginning of the mosaic, as well as to block profiles that do not interest you (in this way, they will no longer appear in the grid and will not be able to contact you). Also, it gives you the option to save chats.
By subscribing to the paid version Grindr X (tra), you get additional features. In addition to having no banner ads, you can only view online users, receive push notifications for new messages, use filters, see and block an unlimited number of contacts.
The success of Grindr largely depends on the fact that creating an account and a profile is quick and easy and that it takes very little time to get up and running. Furthermore, the interface is essential and intuitive. So what could go wrong with use? In fact, everything.
An unwritten but fundamental rule concerns the urgent need to be clear. Most users (not all, of course) want to have fun. If you chat with someone and flinch when they ask you to meet, don’t be surprised if they react in an annoyed way. Pretending to be and want something else is always wrong and counterproductive. But it is even more so in dating apps and especially on Grindr.
In your profile, write who you are and what you are really looking for. You may not have great feedback or you will still run into some disappointment, but you will avoid making fun of yourself and those who contact you.
Speed is another huge factor for Grindr users. In the (extra) majority of cases, those who use the app are looking for an occasional meeting. If the guy you’re chatting with doesn’t interest you, or if at the specific time or in general you don’t like it, say it honestly and end the conversation. Another of the unwritten rules of Grindr is do not waste and do not waste time and this (brutally) means immediately making it clear what you like and what you don’t like and asking the other for similar information.
It goes without saying that being original always pays, but be careful not to be too original or forced. Also absolutely avoid putting a profile photo that does not correspond to reality or that – even worse – does not portray you.
What if you decide to meet someone? A good idea is to organize the appointment in a public place, to get an idea of who you are in front of and possibly walk away. In any case, “no” is an option that you can and must always exercise.
After graduating in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, he obtained a Master in Scientific Dissemination and took his first steps in publishing dealing with science and technology. Today he writes about fashion, beauty, wellness, lifestyle, cinema and TV for various magazines and digital publications and carries out copywriting, storytelling and ghostwriting activities online and offline.