Protect your identity.
Do not post personal information, such as your phone number or address, on your public profile and only share this information with other users when you feel you can trust them.
Be aware of phishing scams and do not provide any financial information to other users.
Don't rush into things.
Share your location only when you feel comfortable, and don't feel pressured if the other person has already sent you their location. Remember, Grindr updates your location only when the app is on, and there is a setting that allows you to hide your distance from your profile. (To hide your distance: Within Grindr, tap ‘My Account,’ then ‘Settings,’ then, scroll down to ‘Display Preferences’ and turn ‘Show Distance’ to the off position. Agree to meet only when you both are comfortable with each other, and consider meeting in a public place. Grindr also blocks geohashing in regions of the world where it is illegal or unsafe for members of the LGBTQ community.
Tell a friend.
Make sure a responsible person you trust knows who you’re meeting, where you’re going, and when you’re planning on coming back.
Report any attacks or threats to law enforcement.
If things go wrong, report it to the police. Give them all the facts.
Use our block and report features.
If someone is making you feel uncomfortable on the app, you may choose to block them by selecting the '🚫' icon on the user’s profile and tapping ‘block.’ This will remove you from the user's view, as well as remove the user from your view and you will not be able to contact each other unless you choose to unblock them.
If you feel another user is violating our Community Guidelines, report them by selecting the '🚫' icon on the user’s profile and tapping ‘report.’ Our moderation team will review the user's profile and your report and take appropriate action.
Be aware that other users of the Grindr App may be able to determine your location.
Grindr uses your mobile device’s location to calculate your distance from other users, to allow you to identify the relative distance to other users, and for other users to identify your relative distance from them. Any App that uses relative distance information has an inherent risk that your actual location may be determined, through sophisticated attacks or by a user who accesses the app from multiple locations while you remain in the same location. Grindr offers you the option to hide your “distance from” information, but even if you choose to do so your profile will still be sorted in the cascade of other Grindr users based on your relative location.
We encourage you to connect with each other and help us to build a safe and inclusive community.