The app allows members to create a personal profile and use their GPS position to place them on a cascade, where they can browse other profiles sorted by distance and be viewed by nearby and faraway members depending on one's filter settings. Selecting a profile photo in the grid view will display that member's full profile and photos, as well as the option to chat, send a "tap," send pictures, video call, and share one's precise location. For its first anniversary on March 25, , Grindr released the app for BlackBerry devices. On March 7, , Grindr launched the app for Android devices. In January , a vulnerability in the app's security software enabled hackers to change the profile picture of a small number of primarily Australian Grindr users to explicit images.
When one think of dating apps , Tinder is probably the first name that comes to mind. The app is insanely popular all across the world. As per the latest statistics late , Tinder boasts of over 50 million active users across the world and registers over 1. It also helps that the app is available in countries across the world and supports more 40 languages. In fact, depending on your preferences, you might find that a different app is more suited to your needs.
Weight stigma is an issue for queer men using dating apps, says a new University of Waterloo study. The study found that Grindr, the most popular dating app for gay, bisexual, two-spirit and queer men , had a negative effect on men's body image, especially when it came to weight. Three out of four gay men are reported to have used Grindr.
The U. Earlier this year, people in Washington familiar with the situation said CFIUS was pressuring Kunlun to sell Grindr over concerns that data gathered by the app on its more than 3 million daily users, who are mostly gay, bi, trans and queer men, could be used to blackmail Americans. One former senior intelligence official said the government was increasingly scrutinizing Chinese firms that owned social media groups. The company also promised that it would not transfer any sensitive data from Grindr to China, and that it would stop its operations in China, keeping its headquarters in the U.