Can you fake your location on grindr?

  • myrosebud

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    Apr 07, 2016 5:36 AM GMT
    Yesterday I messaged this younger guy on grindr... at first he seemed to have ignored me, but after a couple more messages, he replied, and eventually invited me to his house near Rochester. He gave me a rural address, so I double-checked by making him send his location, which matched the address. When I drove over there, the only structure within a quarter mile was a rambling shack and clearly no one lives there. But on grindr, he was showing up within 100 yards. After half an hour of trying to get hold of him, I figured he was just trying to waste my time. He later messaged me "lol" How did he do this?
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    Apr 07, 2016 6:45 AM GMT
    If you turn your network off on your phone Grindr will show your last location until you reconnect, at least that's how I remember it. He could have been driving past that location. Either that or he's a hacker lol
  • ASHDOD

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    Apr 07, 2016 10:52 AM GMT
    '' a couple more messages''? one is enough
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    Apr 07, 2016 10:59 AM GMT
    My rose bud.

    lovin it.
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    Apr 07, 2016 11:13 AM GMT
    The question that you should be asking is how lucky were you. This could have been a set up to rob you, beat you up, kill you, etc. Perhaps you should thank your lucky stars instead of trying to figure out how you were misled by your prospect's grindr location. Not judging here, just being thoughtful.
  • profile97

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    Apr 07, 2016 12:54 PM GMT
    you can fake the location easily.. I do that all the time
  • Antarktis

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    Apr 07, 2016 1:13 PM GMT
    I've checked myself on the site many times and it told me I was 20 miles away.
  • NursePractiti...

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    Apr 07, 2016 2:43 PM GMT
    If your iPhone is jail-broken, you can download a program called location faker. I've placed myself in countries around the world.
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    Apr 07, 2016 8:16 PM GMT
    profile97 saidyou can fake the location easily.. I do that all the time

    Why? Just to be obnoxious?
  • Import

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    Apr 07, 2016 11:13 PM GMT
    Ashdod said'' a couple more messages''? one is enough

    My thoughts exactly...

    If u dont get a response, they're not interested. Being thirsty is never cute.
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    Apr 08, 2016 12:51 AM GMT
    its easy on android. Apple requires a hack. I never show my true location on apps. Its just not safe.
  • tas_515

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    Apr 08, 2016 1:16 AM GMT
    Import said
    Ashdod said'' a couple more messages''? one is enough

    My thoughts exactly...

    If u dont get a response, they're not interested. Being thirsty is never cute.


    lol@thirsty
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    Apr 08, 2016 2:03 AM GMT
    HikerSkier said
    profile97 saidyou can fake the location easily.. I do that all the time

    Why? Just to be obnoxious?

    Finnish humor?
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    Apr 08, 2016 7:55 AM GMT
    myrosebud saidYesterday I messaged this younger guy on grindr... at first he seemed to have ignored me, but after a couple more messages, he replied, and eventually invited me to his house near Rochester. He gave me a rural address, so I double-checked by making him send his location, which matched the address. When I drove over there, the only structure within a quarter mile was a rambling shack and clearly no one lives there. But on grindr, he was showing up within 100 yards. After half an hour of trying to get hold of him, I figured he was just trying to waste my time. He later messaged me "lol" How did he do this?

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    Apr 08, 2016 7:59 AM GMT
    I use a location spoofer. But not to troll guys. I just like to see what guys are like in other parts of the country/world. If one wants to meet or whatever, I just tell them I'm just visiting town and on my way out.
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    Apr 08, 2016 10:36 AM GMT
    I just got Grindr on my computer (because it no longer works on my phone), and I've been able to arbitrarily set my location. I've now "traveled" to Colombia and Egypt. I almost chose Syria, but then decided that I didn't want the NSA to think I was a terrorist, so opted against that.
  • myrosebud

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    Apr 08, 2016 11:19 PM GMT
    Import said
    Ashdod said'' a couple more messages''? one is enough

    My thoughts exactly...

    If u dont get a response, they're not interested. Being thirsty is never cute.


    Sometimes persistence pays off. What's there to lose?
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    Apr 08, 2016 11:50 PM GMT
    myrosebud said
    Import said
    Ashdod said'' a couple more messages''? one is enough

    My thoughts exactly...

    If u dont get a response, they're not interested. Being thirsty is never cute.


    Sometimes persistence pays off. What's there to lose?


    Your dignity?

    If a guy has expressed he's not interested (either by saying as much or not responding) you will not be able to convince him otherwise.

    Back when I was single and was on the apps I would get the same crazies messaging me several times a week saying basically the same thing over and over again ("hi, how's it going"-type stuff) and whether I said I wasn't interested or just ignored them, they'd keep at it. Persistence, in their case, never paid off.
  • Syphon

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    Apr 10, 2016 4:46 AM GMT
    Pretty easy to do on Android. Just enable mock locations in developer tools and download an app that lets you spoof your location. Any app running on your phone will think you're in the location you've specified, including Grindr, Scruff, Google Maps, etc.
  • myrosebud

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    May 15, 2016 7:02 PM GMT
    jackedgamer said
    myrosebud said
    Import said
    Ashdod said'' a couple more messages''? one is enough

    My thoughts exactly...

    If u dont get a response, they're not interested. Being thirsty is never cute.


    Sometimes persistence pays off. What's there to lose?


    Your dignity?

    If a guy has expressed he's not interested (either by saying as much or not responding) you will not be able to convince him otherwise.

    Back when I was single and was on the apps I would get the same crazies messaging me several times a week saying basically the same thing over and over again ("hi, how's it going"-type stuff) and whether I said I wasn't interested or just ignored them, they'd keep at it. Persistence, in their case, never paid off.


    I don't care if the other 9999 guys I messaged this week think I'm desperate as long as I can convince 1 guy that I'm worth his time, and that's the only guy that matters.