Spam messages on Grindr on the rise

  • wesv

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    Jan 11, 2015 7:35 AM GMT
    Lately I've been noticing messages with phone numbers asking me to text them. Those profiles have no pictures, no stats--nothing.

    Who has been noticing this lately? Any personal stories?
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    Jan 11, 2015 2:56 PM GMT
    i get them all the time, i just report them as spam
  • OJ89

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    Jan 11, 2015 3:07 PM GMT
    I stopped using Grindr because of all the spam.
    Sad to hear it's no better.
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    Jan 11, 2015 5:51 PM GMT
    I get them too. Sadly I get more spam messages than regular messages.
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    Jan 11, 2015 7:32 PM GMT
    I just got my first spam number message. I've been using the app for about two weeks without any other instances though.
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    Jan 11, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
    Just got it, and in a small town :/ horrible to say the least lol. more spam than real people, and the spams actually better than most the people anyways. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 11, 2015 9:39 PM GMT
    I honestly can't believe anyone is still on that nasty app.
  • wesv

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    Jan 11, 2015 9:52 PM GMT
    Life2Short saidI get them too. Sadly I get more spam messages than regular messages.


    Poor baby
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    Jan 11, 2015 10:52 PM GMT
    wesv saidLately I've been noticing messages with phone numbers asking me to text them. Those profiles have no pictures, no stats--nothing.

    Who has been noticing this lately? Any personal stories?

    Did you try calling/texting?
  • blueandgold

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    Jan 11, 2015 11:23 PM GMT
    I love when people talk shit about social apps, like they should be finding other ways to meet people and that this method is somehow inferior.

    Dinosaurs... I mean people... have been doing this since the dawn of time. There was probably some Mesoamerican troll telling their tribe to stop using smoke signals or ranged weaponry because the good old fashioned ways were just intrinsically better. You know, cutting corners.

    Have you ever read about how some people negatively viewed the telephone in the early 20th century? Fascinating.
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    Jan 11, 2015 11:47 PM GMT
    blueandgold saidI love when people talk shit about social apps, like they should be finding other ways to meet people and that this method is somehow inferior.

    Dinosaurs... I mean people... have been doing this since the dawn of time. There was probably some Mesoamerican troll telling their tribe to stop using smoke signals or ranged weaponry because the good old fashioned ways were just intrinsically better. You know, cutting corners.

    Have you ever read about how some people negatively viewed the telephone in the early 20th century? Fascinating.


    The only one here bashing all online meeting venues is Pazzy, who is one to talk since he never leaves his mommy's basement. I'm against Grindr specifically because the majority of guys on Grindr are nasty sex addicts only looking for their next fix.
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    Jan 12, 2015 12:41 AM GMT
    pazzy said
    Radd said
    blueandgold saidI love when people talk shit about social apps, like they should be finding other ways to meet people and that this method is somehow inferior.

    Dinosaurs... I mean people... have been doing this since the dawn of time. There was probably some Mesoamerican troll telling their tribe to stop using smoke signals or ranged weaponry because the good old fashioned ways were just intrinsically better. You know, cutting corners.

    Have you ever read about how some people negatively viewed the telephone in the early 20th century? Fascinating.


    The only one here bashing all online meeting venues is Pazzy, who is one to talk since he never leaves his mommy's basement. I'm against Grindr specifically because the majority of guys on Grindr are nasty sex addicts only looking for their next fix.


    the guy that used to be in an open relationship, hooking up with rj members and got pictures of himself spreading his ass out for whoever is saying this. icon_lol.gif


    Silly virgin. What would you know about sex or relationships? I mean seriously. icon_lol.gif
    Posting a tasteful nude photo does not make someone a sex addict. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 12, 2015 12:56 AM GMT
    I get them too but not too frequently...
  • blueandgold

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    Jan 12, 2015 2:02 AM GMT
    pazzy said
    Radd said
    pazzy said
    Radd said
    blueandgold saidI love when people talk shit about social apps, like they should be finding other ways to meet people and that this method is somehow inferior.

    Dinosaurs... I mean people... have been doing this since the dawn of time. There was probably some Mesoamerican troll telling their tribe to stop using smoke signals or ranged weaponry because the good old fashioned ways were just intrinsically better. You know, cutting corners.

    Have you ever read about how some people negatively viewed the telephone in the early 20th century? Fascinating.


    The only one here bashing all online meeting venues is Pazzy, who is one to talk since he never leaves his mommy's basement. I'm against Grindr specifically because the majority of guys on Grindr are nasty sex addicts only looking for their next fix.


    the guy that used to be in an open relationship, hooking up with rj members and got pictures of himself spreading his ass out for whoever is saying this. icon_lol.gif


    Silly virgin. What would you know about sex or relationships? I mean seriously. icon_lol.gif
    Posting a tasteful nude photo does not make someone a sex addict. icon_rolleyes.gif


    why even bother dissing folks on grindr for doing the same shit you do though? you think that you're any better because you're using real jock or another app to do the same shit? icon_lol.gif

    i guess when you don't feel too good about yourself, the easiest way to get some self confidence is by putting others down even if you do the same things they do. sure explains a lot in your case.


    I think the bottom line is if it works for you, great. There's no wrong answer in the path toward happiness, but sometimes we treat each other like there is.

    If grindr or whatever gives you a
    chance to meet shatter you're looking for, there's no harm in it. It is what you make it... and the global instant interconnectivity between users it offers is amazing.
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    Jan 12, 2015 2:33 AM GMT
    pazzy said
    Radd said
    pazzy said
    Radd said
    blueandgold saidI love when people talk shit about social apps, like they should be finding other ways to meet people and that this method is somehow inferior.

    Dinosaurs... I mean people... have been doing this since the dawn of time. There was probably some Mesoamerican troll telling their tribe to stop using smoke signals or ranged weaponry because the good old fashioned ways were just intrinsically better. You know, cutting corners.

    Have you ever read about how some people negatively viewed the telephone in the early 20th century? Fascinating.


    The only one here bashing all online meeting venues is Pazzy, who is one to talk since he never leaves his mommy's basement. I'm against Grindr specifically because the majority of guys on Grindr are nasty sex addicts only looking for their next fix.


    the guy that used to be in an open relationship, hooking up with rj members and got pictures of himself spreading his ass out for whoever is saying this. icon_lol.gif


    Silly virgin. What would you know about sex or relationships? I mean seriously. icon_lol.gif
    Posting a tasteful nude photo does not make someone a sex addict. icon_rolleyes.gif


    why even bother dissing folks on grindr for doing the same shit you do though? you think that you're any better because you're using real jock or another app to do the same shit? icon_lol.gif

    i guess when you don't feel too good about yourself, the easiest way to get some self confidence is by putting others down even if you do the same things they do. sure explains a lot in your case.


    You're really acting stupid lately (even more so than normal.) You're talking about shit you know nothing about as usual. Yes that's right.....some apps are better than others.....duhhh. Grindr is nasty. Period. Not to mention half the guys on there are racist as fuck. Obviously if you knew anything about Grindr you'd already know this and would be throwing that race card. Wait and comment on something you know about.....like masturbating.
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    Jan 12, 2015 3:35 AM GMT
    pazzy said
    Radd said
    pazzy said
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    Radd said
    blueandgold saidI love when people talk shit about social apps, like they should be finding other ways to meet people and that this method is somehow inferior.

    Dinosaurs... I mean people... have been doing this since the dawn of time. There was probably some Mesoamerican troll telling their tribe to stop using smoke signals or ranged weaponry because the good old fashioned ways were just intrinsically better. You know, cutting corners.

    Have you ever read about how some people negatively viewed the telephone in the early 20th century? Fascinating.


    The only one here bashing all online meeting venues is Pazzy, who is one to talk since he never leaves his mommy's basement. I'm against Grindr specifically because the majority of guys on Grindr are nasty sex addicts only looking for their next fix.


    the guy that used to be in an open relationship, hooking up with rj members and got pictures of himself spreading his ass out for whoever is saying this. icon_lol.gif


    Silly virgin. What would you know about sex or relationships? I mean seriously. icon_lol.gif
    Posting a tasteful nude photo does not make someone a sex addict. icon_rolleyes.gif


    why even bother dissing folks on grindr for doing the same shit you do though? you think that you're any better because you're using real jock or another app to do the same shit? icon_lol.gif

    i guess when you don't feel too good about yourself, the easiest way to get some self confidence is by putting others down even if you do the same things they do. sure explains a lot in your case.


    You're really acting stupid lately (even more so than normal.) You're talking about shit you know nothing about as usual. Yes that's right.....some apps are better than others.....duhhh. Grindr is nasty. Period. Not to mention half the guys on there are racist as fuck. Obviously if you knew anything about Grindr you'd already know this and would be throwing that race card. Wait and comment on something you know about.....like masturbating.


    grindr, real jock, scruff, okcupid, adam4adam, it's all the same shit. basically, it's folks looking for something from somebody whether it's love or sex or friendship. as long as there's people around and these apps out there, there's really no way to weed out whoever. you're just being judgmental for no reason.


    No they are not all the same. You're showing your ignorance once again. That's like comparing Craigslist Casual Encounters with OKCupid. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 14, 2015 3:56 PM GMT
    pazzy said
    Radd said
    pazzy said
    Radd said
    pazzy said
    Radd said
    pazzy said
    Radd said
    blueandgold saidI love when people talk shit about social apps, like they should be finding other ways to meet people and that this method is somehow inferior.

    Dinosaurs... I mean people... have been doing this since the dawn of time. There was probably some Mesoamerican troll telling their tribe to stop using smoke signals or ranged weaponry because the good old fashioned ways were just intrinsically better. You know, cutting corners.

    Have you ever read about how some people negatively viewed the telephone in the early 20th century? Fascinating.


    The only one here bashing all online meeting venues is Pazzy, who is one to talk since he never leaves his mommy's basement. I'm against Grindr specifically because the majority of guys on Grindr are nasty sex addicts only looking for their next fix.


    the guy that used to be in an open relationship, hooking up with rj members and got pictures of himself spreading his ass out for whoever is saying this. icon_lol.gif


    Silly virgin. What would you know about sex or relationships? I mean seriously. icon_lol.gif
    Posting a tasteful nude photo does not make someone a sex addict. icon_rolleyes.gif


    why even bother dissing folks on grindr for doing the same shit you do though? you think that you're any better because you're using real jock or another app to do the same shit? icon_lol.gif

    i guess when you don't feel too good about yourself, the easiest way to get some self confidence is by putting others down even if you do the same things they do. sure explains a lot in your case.


    You're really acting stupid lately (even more so than normal.) You're talking about shit you know nothing about as usual. Yes that's right.....some apps are better than others.....duhhh. Grindr is nasty. Period. Not to mention half the guys on there are racist as fuck. Obviously if you knew anything about Grindr you'd already know this and would be throwing that race card. Wait and comment on something you know about.....like masturbating.


    grindr, real jock, scruff, okcupid, adam4adam, it's all the same shit. basically, it's folks looking for something from somebody whether it's love or sex or friendship. as long as there's people around and these apps out there, there's really no way to weed out whoever. you're just being judgmental for no reason.


    No they are not all the same. You're showing your ignorance once again. That's like comparing Craigslist Casual Encounters with OKCupid. icon_rolleyes.gif


    have you yourself been on okcupid? i was on there about 2 years ago and damn near almost all the guys that were interested in me wanted to do a HOOK UP. not to mention, some of the guys on there are half naked showing off their bodies talking about "they're looking for a date or friends" when they're looking for sex. i've also been on adam4adam where there's dudes that i actually exchanged messages with that stated that they were looking for guys to date and serious relationships and weren't into hooking up. hell, i've actually seen folks on supposed "dating sites" like okcupid and pof with profiles also on hookup sites like adam4adam. what does that tell you? i got annoyed with going on those online dating/hookup sites where i deleted all my accounts like two years ago and haven't looked back ever since. wasn't feeling all the arrogance, cockiness, folks waiting around for someone to shoot them a message and all this dumb shit plus i wasn't even comfortable with being on those sites myself because a couple of times i seen an old classmate or a customer that was at my former job on there or even someone that i would talk to at some meeting that i was dodging because they wanted to date or do something but i didn't want to. honestly, i don't need any of those shits and if i ever go back to any of those sites, i'm pretty much going to cut to the chase and get down to business. for now, i'm just relaxing, chilling and trying to handle other matters which are far more important than dating and sex. i'll admit that i'm actually scared to start dating or having sex and would rather take my time with it or wait til i'm with someone who puts me in the comfort zone to do that. until then i'm trying to get my money up and my career started.



    Well you and I are having VERY different experiences then. I got off A4A 6 years ago because it was nothing but sex addicts. All the White guys were looking for "BBC" and all the Black guys were looking for a "White boy." I've been on OKCupid since July and only had one inappropriate response. In fact I'd say it's the classiest dating site I've been on.
  • mwolverine

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    Jan 14, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
    How about everyone start by not abusing the quote function?
    Is there really a need to repeat the same 50-100 lines a 10th time just because you're appending a sentence or two?

    If you're just replying to the guy above you, just use the REPLY button.

    If you must Quote, at least bother to remove everything other than the last exchange.

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    Jan 14, 2015 4:18 PM GMT
    No healthy people use Grindr, so who cares?
  • mwolverine

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    Jan 14, 2015 4:19 PM GMT
    In addition to the blank text-me spammers, last night I noticed an instagram spammer. Saw 2 or 3 different accounts, with different pictures, but each saying "Hey" followed by identical stats and then asking people to follow their account, named something like "mybigdick".
  • mwolverine

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    Jan 14, 2015 4:20 PM GMT
    I think there are regional difference in who uses apps thus rendering generalizations about the app moot (other than discussing technical features). It's also a self-reinforcing process; if most everyone in an area is looking for a hookup, those looking for dates are going to leave, making it even moreso just those looking for a hookup (or vice versa).

    I was just in NY (more Long Island) and noticed that most people don't even bother with a profile at all. No stats, nothing except their pics. I could just hear a "if we're not going to have sex just block me to save us both time" universe.

    Back home here in Ann Arbor, most people have profiles (often terse, cryptic or meaningless, but at least something) and there are guys who are looking for friends, activities... and community.
  • mwolverine

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    Jan 14, 2015 4:21 PM GMT
    pazzy saidmaybe that would encourage you to actually go out to meet others instead of relying on dating apps to cut corners. sounds like way too many people are relying on shit like grindr and etc in order to socialize.

    Yet you have to start somewhere. So to spin off my comment above, I'm sure that in NY there's such a large gay population that there is a "real life" (or "face-to-face") group for gay midgets who crochet or play chess.

    Yet if you're in a college town (high turnover, maybe on average people coming out their sophomore or junior year), where there aren't quite as many gay groups or hangouts (I'm guessing your opinion of bars may be worse than of apps), it's a good place to start.

    I've leveraged such apps to start the gay flag football team and recruit for the gay soccer team.

    Maybe the pendulum is swinging back. Seems like into the 90s people were interested in various gay spaces (e.g. the "gay book club"), but as more and more people were out to their friends people saw that as self-segregating; why do I need a gay book club when I'm out to everyone in the [str8] book club? Why do I need to go to a gay bar if I'm out to my str8 friends and we can all go to any [str8] bar? Why do I need to play in a gay football league when I play in the university league?

    I think this helped fuel the various websites/apps, because while people could go out and have a good time with their [mostly str8] friends, they weren't meeting many other gay people. So there was a need to go on-line not so much for socializing but for hookups or to find "the one".