Grindr discriminates on there profile pictures.


  • Mar 31, 2018 12:01 AM GMT
    OK I admit it, I have a account on grindr, and I like to post my profile pic with me wearing just underwear which does not show as much as others ive seen on that site except they are like 19-20 yo. For example, one guy on there is in his early 20s and wearing skimpy thin briefs that shows full "outline". They say "no nudity", but mine im wearing a robe with 1/2 my underwear showing which is far from nudity and is still rejected... So I guess, if your older then 30s they wont approve your profile pic the same as someone in there 20s. Just my thought....
  • MikeW

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    Mar 31, 2018 12:09 AM GMT
    I'd complain to Management if I were you. I'm sure they'll get right on it.

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  • Mar 31, 2018 12:24 AM GMT
    MikeW saidI'd complain to Management if I were you. I'm sure they'll get right on it.

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    I did that once, and the answer I got is there Disclaimer explaining the procedures of "No Nudity". SO its answering a question with a question.. I should not let this crap bother me... Most of the time it does not. Im not on the "Gaydar" anyhow.... LOL.

  • Mar 31, 2018 12:40 AM GMT
    Here is my pic that I was trying to post.

    Somehow, I cant seem to upload pics.. oh well...
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    Mar 31, 2018 1:14 AM GMT
    These decisions are made by different people, not the same individual for all of Grindr. Guys who interpret things using individual subjective judgment. Perhaps your robe pic was considered a provacative pose, whereas skimpier briefs were worn more "neutrally". Or the reviewer was a young guy who doesn't think older guys should reveal their bodies. Who knows.

    And then your appeal was handled by another guy. Who merely poll-parroted the official line, without even looking at your pic. Since it wasn't his job to judge pics, just to answer appeals according to the legally-approved company policy, automatically assuming the initial judgment was correct. That's how these big companies operate.
  • jocked_and_lo...

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    Mar 31, 2018 1:22 AM GMT
    Try posting the pic of you in your Speedo. That should be fine. It's what you would wear in public.
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    Mar 31, 2018 8:31 AM GMT
    I posted one where I was in shorts, but you could see the underwear elastic band at the top (about an 3/4 of an inch). It got rejected for showing underwear. I couldn't believe it
  • Element1313

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    Mar 31, 2018 3:51 PM GMT
    Duh, of course. Old white guys are marketing death so get used to the discrimination. Post a fake profile with a beautiful 20 something boy pic and see if it’s rejected.
  • bro4bro

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    Mar 31, 2018 5:54 PM GMT
    You don't look bad from the waist up.
    Why is it important that you post a pic in your underwear?
    Unless your bulge is enormous - and that's your main selling point - I don't see what difference it makes.

  • Mar 31, 2018 11:32 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidYou don't look bad from the waist up.
    Why is it important that you post a pic in your underwear?
    Unless your bulge is enormous - and that's your main selling point - I don't see what difference it makes.


    This^ +1

    I'd hire this guy as a Life Coach! Sensible advice where you retain your dignity and integrity!
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    Apr 02, 2018 12:46 AM GMT
    Well just be grateful that Grindr doesn't discriminate based on poor grammar because you'd be kicked out.

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    Apr 02, 2018 6:50 PM GMT
    Re-serving possessive forms for maggass, what a yummie!
    maggass saidWell just be grateful that Grindr doesn't discriminate based on poor grammar because you'd be kicked out.

  • MarvelClimber

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    Apr 02, 2018 7:04 PM GMT
    The photo reviewers let things slide when they like the photo. I've seen this happen on both grindr and scruff. I had photos routinely rejected when there were guys in my favorites who wore low-rise briefs with a well-defined cock outline as their main photo. But those guys look like the profiles scruff promotes. If you don't meet the subjective criteria (body type, perceived race, age, personal attractiveness, etc) then you get the brunt of criticism and rejection.

    In true form, it is a reflection of the problems in gay dating... not so much the instant rejection, but the inequality and hypocrisy of rejection on stated terms.
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    Apr 02, 2018 9:29 PM GMT
    Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status And Location Data

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  • buddycat

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    Apr 02, 2018 9:34 PM GMT
    My underwear pic was rejected by them too. They are tight sport boxer briefs. I was just trying it out to see other's responses. Now it is just a private pic.
  • trixareforkid...

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    Apr 03, 2018 1:41 AM GMT
    Let's be real, who wants to see some old guy in his underwear. Even Grindr has quality standards.
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    Apr 03, 2018 2:32 AM GMT
    MarvelClimber saidThe photo reviewers let things slide when they like the photo. I've seen this happen on both grindr and scruff. I had photos routinely rejected when there were guys in my favorites who wore low-rise briefs with a well-defined cock outline as their main photo. But those guys look like the profiles scruff promotes. If you don't meet the subjective criteria (body type, perceived race, age, personal attractiveness, etc) then you get the brunt of criticism and rejection.

    In true form, it is a reflection of the problems in gay dating... not so much the instant rejection, but the inequality and hypocrisy of rejection on stated terms.


    "We create rules for the people we don't like" just so we can have an acceptable excuse to reject people for unacceptable reasons.
  • interesting

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    Apr 03, 2018 2:44 AM GMT
    Eh, Grindr is like its own world, it's just people monitoring what they want to monitor, I would look at it like, maybe they can't handle your hotness that's why they wouldn't let the photo stay.
  • Offset

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    May 10, 2018 7:15 AM GMT
    Fuck Grindr. It's just a racist app, I don't use it at all.
  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Oct 18, 2019 2:49 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidYou don't look bad from the waist up.
    Why is it important that you post a pic in your underwear?
    Unless your bulge is enormous - and that's your main selling point - I don't see what difference it makes.


    You're missing the point.
  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Oct 18, 2019 2:54 AM GMT
    What's an alternative to Grindr?