Grindr, A Simple Review

I remember a time when finding an authentic, fun dating app which was LGBTQ inclusive was impossible. But now, in 2020, it would be a shame not to find at least a handful of these apps. 

This brings me to one of the most popular and well-loved LGBTQ apps out there- Grindr. Launched in 2009 as one of the first gay dating apps ever, this app has grown ever since. Now, it is inclusive to transgender, queer, and bisexual people as well.

Why Should You Use It?

If you identify with any of the above, then Grindr is worth checking out. Firstly, it has quite a vast user database – with over 4 million users daily. That’s a lot of people to explore!

Moreover, the app is entirely free. So even if you’re not actively looking to hook-up with someone or even start a serious relationship, you can still explore the app. Who knows, you might end up finding a friend or something more?

What’s Its Unique Selling Point?

There are a lot of reasons why I would recommend this app. The first thing I would like to mention is that the registration process is swift and straightforward. It takes just a few seconds to get your profile as well as photos verified, so you can instantly jump on the Grindr wagon!

I also liked the fact that registering on this app doesn’t require email verification. You can, of course, choose to log in through your Facebook account. You can enjoy all the Grindr features even if you are a free user, which is excellent. 

Also, let me add that there is a Discreet App Icon option. It lets you customize how the Grindr app icon looks on your phone if you like your privacy.

How Much Does It Cost?

Well, that’s the significant part. Grindr is free to use, and you won’t have any restrictions. However, there is a paid subscription as well, called Grindr Xtra. Here is a breakdown of the costs: 

One month   $11.99

Three months  $23.99

Six months   $39.99

One year         $59.99

Making a Profile

As I mentioned earlier, making a profile on Grindr is ridiculously straightforward. Just register with your name, age, and sexuality. Don’t forget to add your sexual preference and a few profile photos to get yourself out there.

And well, that’s about it! 

Grindr has an excellent support team and several unique features like Gaymoji, GrindrLite, and Sexual Health Resource. 

Matching With Someone

Matching with someone is also effortless and doesn’t have anything complicated I need to get into. Do you like someone? Tap on their profile to get their attention, or send them a DM. 


  1. Completely free to use
  2. Safe and secure
  3. Discreet app icon feature
  4. Uses location to find matches
  5. Huge user database
  6. No email verification needed 


  1. Live Chat feature is only for premium members
  2. The ratio of men to women is asymmetrical 
  3. You can only upload one photo at a time

Final Verdict

If you are gay, bi, trans, or queer, you absolutely cannot go wrong with one of the most famous LBGTQ dating apps out there. Since it’s free, why not give it a go? Hopefully, you’ll find someone worth your time.

Keep exploring!

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