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Grindr Safety

All the safety features of this popular dating app

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The basics about Grindr

What is Grindr?

Grindr is a dating app, specifically aimed at gay and bisexual men. It’s free of charge and available on Apple, Android and Blackberry phones.

How does Grindr work?

When you log on to Grindr, you are instantly able to view the profiles of other Grindr users in your area, listed in order of their proximity to you.  So if another Grindr user is very close to you, their profile will appear at the top of your Grindr menu.  It can be used to share pictures and chat.

Is Grindr for me?

Grindr is strictly for adults over 18 years of age. This app is aimed specifically at gay and bisexual men. Whilst Grindr does not have to be used specifically for dating purposes, and many users simply use it just to make friends, it is best known for facilitating romantic and sexual interactions.

How to block someone on Grindr

To block someone on Grindr, tap the 'Block' icon in the profile of the person you’re looking to block. This is located in the top right for Android phones, and bottom right for iOS. Select 'Block User' and follow the instructions on screen.

How to report someone

To report someone on Grindr, tap the 'Block' icon in the profile of the person you’re looking to block. This is located in the top right for Android phones, and bottom right for iOS. Select 'Report User' and follow the instructions on screen.​

How do I delete my account?

  • Tap the 'Settings' gear int he top right corner of your profile picture. 
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Delete Profile > Confirm

How do I delete the app from my phone?


  • Open Settings > Applications > Manage Applications
  • Tap Grindr > Uninstall
  • Restart your device


  • From the Home screen, tap and hold Grindr
  • When it starts to jiggle, tap the black (x) icon to remove it
  • Tap Delete to remove Grindr from your device

How do I delete recently sent photos?

If you are using iOS, you can delete photos you've recently sent. To do this:

  • Tap on the Camera Icon within a chat
  • Scroll up in the My Photos section
  • Tap Edit
  • Select the photos you'd like to delete
  • Tap delete


For help and support, check out Grindr’s support page here

Staying safe

It's really important to look after your safety while dating online. For more information on saying safe while dating online, check out our article here

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Published Jan­u­ary 23rd2015
Last updated May 22nd2018
Tags grindr social media online safety online dating lgbt
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