NEW YORK CITY: Grindr Sued After Impersonator Sends Over 700 Men To Victim’s Home And Workplace

A New York City man has filed a civil lawsuit against Grindr, claiming that over 700 men have appeared at his home and workplace after receiving invitations to have sex from someone impersonating him on the service. Wired reports:

Last October, Matthew Herrick was smoking a cigarette in front of his West Harlem brownstone when the first visitor appeared. As Herrick tells it, the man innocently pressed the buzzer for Herrick’s apartment. Then he asked matter-of-factly if Herrick was the one who been communicating with him via the hookup app Grindr, and who’d minutes earlier invited him over for sex. Herrick said that he hadn’t—he hadn’t even looked at the app in a week—and asked how the stranger even knew his name.

That’s when the man pulled out his phone and showed Herrick a Grindr profile that included a photo of Herrick in his kitchen, taken from his Instagram account, including the 32-year-old actor and model’s face and bare chest. Herrick was unnerved. “That’s me, but that’s not me,” he remembers saying.

Herrick says three more men came to his home that first day, all expecting sex. The next day brought just as many, all of whom referred to the same spoofed account. Herrick reported the fake profile to Grindr, but the impersonations only multiplied. Soon there were eight or nine visitors a day, and then more than a dozen, all finding their way not just to Herrick’s home, but also to the midtown Manhattan restaurant where he worked. The unwanted suitors had gotten his phone number through the app as well, and bombarded him with messages, calls, and pictures of genitalia.

Herrick, who believes the impersonator is an ex-boyfriend, says Grindr only sent automated responses to his complaints and allowed the spoofed account to stay active. Hit the link for the rest of the story, things got pretty scary.

  • Michael R

    The information age is getting ugly .

    • The Milkman

      Oh chile… it’s BEEN ugly.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It is. We often overlook what seems like a simple app of even a game never mind social network app actually have full access to the devices we use. So many just hit the I agreed button and ignored the ticked boxes what we allow this developers to collect.

    • We Been Trumped

      If you think information is ugly, try disinformation.

  • Todd20036

    A version of “revenge porn”.

    The free apps can attract these types of people, partly because these malevolent types cannot be so easily tracked.

  • A new study from the Center for Innovative Public Health Research has found that 1 in 25 Americans–that’s roughly 10 million people–say they’ve been confronted and/or threatened with revenge porn, with LGBTQ people being the most targeted group of victims.

    The survey, which was the first national study conducted on the topic, asked more than 3,000 people ages 15 years and up about their experiences with revenge porn. Researchers learned was that about 3% of respondents have had an ex-lower threaten to post their nudie pics and videos online in an effort to humiliate them, and 2% said someone did so without their permission.

    Researcher also found that LGBTQ people were the hardest hit when it came to acts of revenge porn, with 15% reporting being threatened, and 7% reporting having the threat carried out.

    Women, in general, were more affected than their male counterparts, with 10% reporting threats and 6% reporting having seen their images shared online without consent. In comparison, 4% of men said they’ve found non-consensual x-rated images of themselves online, and 3% reported having received threats.

    Amanda Lenhart, the author of the report, told the Washington Post that revenge porn is “a common tactic among domestic abusers” but that it can also be committed by hackers who break into a person’s email, cloud-storage, or webcam.

    “Nonconsensual pornography can have a devastating and lasting impact on victims,” she said, “so it’s vital that we understand how common this is and who is affected.”

    • i’m just needing to rant today, i hope yall can forgive me. i am avoiding some ugly real life.

      but anyway, i think murkins just need to get the fuck over their issues with the unclothed human body. i’ll happily defend the line against child abuse, but after that? relax, you fucking puritans! it’s getting boring.

      so your church choir director took a selfie of his cock and sent it to his ex in 2013. wow, i don’t care! and please, don’t send it to me as “proof” of what an immoral, inhumane, corrupted, satanic… oh, where does the time go, my stars! i think i’m done with this tea, Beaulah. I’ll see you at Bridge on thursday, tootles!

      anyway, someday in the near future everyone will have/be an “embarrassing” photo on the interwebs. it’s up to you if you want to be Very, Very Upset that a potential employee, lover, dog sitter, plumber or teacher once took a photo of themselves and a large furry unicorn and three elongated pears and a snare drum set. and put it on the interwebs, teh horrorrrrrr!

      republican senators can have public sex with dogs and they keep their jobs. i think we should all enjoy this privilege. let’s start by not caring about when people have sex. if you want to get mad, just ask me for a list. i can make one really easily, of things that matter to you so much more.

      • ColdCountry

        Well put. And if you don’t want certain people to see certain pictures, don’t take them in the first place! There are no secrets on the interwebz!

      • Body issues can be found in MOST but not all countries around the world…so this is NOT an AMERICAN issue…

      • Until that magical day happens because I know my history and it has yet to be celebrated by others with a parade.

        http://izquotes.com/quotes-pictures/quote-discretion-is-the-better-part-of-valor-anonymous-280907.jpg

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        “once took a photo of themselves and a large furry unicorn and three elongated pears and a snare drum set. and put it on the interwebs, teh horrorrrrrr!”

        elongated pears. THREE elongated pears….

        I love you even more!

    • DonnaLee

      Delving into revenge porn myself, I was shocked at what was done. These people have no shame, and will publish your full name/address/phone. Then they’ll have your facebook account, several email accounts, nude pictures, work addresses…and they don’t care if you’re under age either! It’s quite sickening! I was looking at all this and thought I’d check the facebook accounts directly, since some of these people looked very young. There were datestamps on many photos, so checking facebook yielded ages from 15-17 for several of them at the time the pictures were taken. Several accounts outed lesbian and gay men either thru descriptions or pictures.

  • Gigi

    This is a horrifying story but if he believes that it’s an ex who made the parody account and is sending this guys to his house and place of work, why is he suing Grindr?

    • Silver Badger

      No proof about the ex? Deeper Grinder pockets?

      • canoebum

        It would be, I imagine, a fairly simple task to trace the origin of the fake account to a particular computer or smartphone. If it wasn’t Herrick’s, Grindr should be prepared to pay up on this one.

    • Martin

      Probably because he asked them to remove the fake profile on numerous occasions and they just ignored his pleas.

      • Chris Baker

        Or the ex just kept creating new fake profiles.

        • Then they should have kept taking the fake ones down and at some point they could have figured out how to block his phone from their app so they wouldn’t have to keep doing that.

        • how does dixsux work with that? cause it’s pretty effective, have you noted?

          i think it’s something like 3-7 flags and a user gets banned. sure, they can create false new accounts, but those get banned quickly too.

          it can be done, is the point. grindr of ALL places should’ve been expert at this. no jury will disagree.

          • stuckinthewoods

            Yes, the article reported that Scruff was able to stop it on their app.

    • Do Something Nice

      According to what is written above, Grindr didn’t responds to his complaints, which I imagine were pretty desperate pleas for help.

    • Chris H.

      As per the article, he claims that Grindr allowed the fake profiles to continue even after reporting them. He claims he sent over 50 complaints to Grindr and only received automated responses.

    • Frostbite

      Grindr also probably has a lot more money than the Ex

    • Reality.Bites

      Because there’s absolute proof of grindr’s inaction when they were obligated to act.

      Proving his ex did it would be a very long and expensive battle.

    • Cousin Bleh

      I think he’s got a case against Grindr. But he should also be forcing them to reveal the IP or other ways to identify the ex-boyfriend, and he should be filing criminal charges against him.

    • Spongebob CrankyPants

      The terms of service explicit say that spoofing was not allowed, yet they allowed the spoofing to contnue by not blocking the IP adress.

    • Ponder4fksake

      Imagine if this happened to you and you contacted Grindr relentlessly to do something, anything at all really, to address someone posing at you and having hundreds of people show up at your place of work. Imagine that Grindr never did anything at all. Do you NOT think they have some accountability to their users?

      If the ex is responsible, he clearly should also be sued/charged.

  • Silver Badger

    A beautiful man like this is going to have problems with unwanted suitors anyway. What a pity!

    • Michael R
      • Silver Badger

        Way too much clothing.

        • PickyPecker
          • Silver Badger

            Better, but still shamefully overdressed.
            OT: I missed you yesterday PP! Hope all is well.

          • PickyPecker

            All good, SB. If you search google for pics of Matthew, you’ll see he is rather fond of being photographed. 🙂

          • Silver Badger

            It looks like he has a healthy respect for his own beauty. Could this all be a publicity stunt gone wrong?

          • Michael R

            That occurred to me , will be interesting to see .
            Parts of this not quite right .

          • you know what? fuck it, i would approve, if that’s the case. this is the drumpf era, all bets are off, so to speak. actors have a hard enough life as it is. extremity in search of a job is no vice.

            it has certainly reminded me of the perils of self-publication for any reason, so there’s that. maybe others too.

          • Cousin Bleh

            I suspected publicity stunt too, but finished reading the article, and he’s reported it to the police and there’s a criminal investigation. So I doubt it’s a stunt.

          • CanuckDon

            It’s certainly obvious why this delectable milkshake brought so many boys to the yard….but Grindr is responsible for taking it off its menu.

        • Cousin Bleh

          There are hundreds of pics of him in far less clothing available via a simple Google image search.

          What happened to him is wrong, but it’s ironic that he says “My privacy has been taken from me” when he presumably uploaded all those photos himself. That’s millennial AF.

          • Jacob

            A thousand selfies on Instagram doesn’t give anyone the right to accost him on the street.

          • Cousin Bleh

            Totally agree.

          • MT YVR

            It’s like saying “Oh, did you see how she was dressed? What did she expect?”

            Really? That’s where we’re gonna go with this article? 1] he’s so pretty, of course people want him… 2] he put a lot of pictures up so he’s what, a narcissist and …. ? There’s a hell of a lot of dismissal here. A person is entitled to be safe. Being drunk, wearing a thong, being drugged are not reasons that “I don’t want this” go away. Neither is being pretty or having a lot of pictures online.

            So what? Someone in media, say Emma Watson who has had god knows how many photo spreads and movies and interviews? She has less sympathy or entitlement to safety because, what, she asked for it? Fuck that in the ear.

            Regardless of how anyone views him or views what he’s done in his life (the pictures) he has the right to say “nope, do not want, was not me, stop it now.”

      • John Ruff

        Nah, I’m good. It takes more than biceps and pecs to get my attention

        • Cousin Bleh

          Me too. Biceps, pecs … and a beard.

          • John Ruff

            Yeah, just not with his face.

    • The Milkman

      Yup, he’s pretty gorgeous. But if I were he, I’d be utterly terrified. Really? People show up to his work to have sex in the bathroom? At a restaurant? That says a lot about the type of people who are responding, and it’s frankly amazing that he hasn’t been assaulted. No amount of hotness will help when some freak shoots you or pulls out a knife.

  • Do Something Nice

    Seems like he has a case. If social media companies what to make it easy to engage, they have to have responsive customer support.

    • John Ruff

      Read the full article. He doesn’t have a case.

      • Do Something Nice

        “Herrick’s civil complaint against the company states that despite
        contacting Grindr more than 50 times, Grindr hasn’t offered a single response beyond auto-replies saying that it’s looking into the profiles he’s reported. Even after a judge signed an injunctive relief order Friday to force Grindr to stop the impersonating profiles, they persist: Herrick says that at least 24 men have come to his home and work since then.”

        Regardless of the protection provided by the Communications Decency Act, I think Grindr still may face legal challenges. If they continue to ignore the issues, that would encourage hundreds of users to spoof accounts, which I hope happens. It is inconceivable that Grindr cares so little about their user base that the are ignoring this very real problem.

        • John Ruff

          I dunno. That Matchmaker.com case is pretty much settled. This guy needs to sue the fuck outta whoever posted the ads. Grindr should be ordered to cough up the impersonators info

  • Cousin Bleh

    So did he hook up with any of them?

  • Michael R

    Why does the Grindr logo look like an invitation for serial killers ?
    Maybe it’s just me .

    • KCMC

      logo shows up for profiles with no/locked profile photos. Beyond creepy to get messages from that image.

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    • Ernest Endevor

      Looks like the mask from Silence of the Lambs movie.

    • Brian in Valdosta

      Yes. It brings to mind the mask that Anthony Hopkins wore as Hannibal the Cannibal. Creepy.

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    Sad that Grindr was so unresponsive. And here I thought that was just the asshole that runs Bear411.

  • Gene Perry

    Sorry, guy, but you’re suing the wrong person. You shouldn’t be suing Grindr, you should be suing you ex. Sueing Grindr is like suing ATT because you get telemarketer calls. Sorry.

    • Michael R

      Site hosts fake account with your name etc and doesn’t respond when you notify them . I see a problem there .

      • Chris Baker

        He could have notified Grindr and they could have taken it down, but the ex could have easily created another new fake account and it would have taken another hour or so to discover that. Lather, rinse, repeat.

        • Do Something Nice

          He contacted Grindr more than 50 times, and never got a response beyond a ‘canned’ email.

        • Cousin Bleh

          It says in the article that the ex started doing the same thing on Scruff, and after he reported it they blocked the device and IP and it stopped.

          So clearly Grindr could have stopped it.

    • Ponder4fksake

      He may need to sue his ex as well, but Grindr DEFINITELY has a responsibility to respond and address problems like this and chose not to multiple times. They are playing with sensitive and intimate information, and are accountable when showing disregard for issues that arise.

      • No, he needs criminal charges against the ex. Why do we seek justice in civil rather than criminal courts now?

        • Reality.Bites

          According to the article the police didn’t help him either.

        • Ponder4fksake

          Of course if the ex is guilty, which has been shown in the article, he should be charged. However, do you really think Grindr is absolved of doing NOTHING after being contacted multiple times? How is that okay?

          • See my other posts. Once Grindr was aware of the problem it was their responsibility to do their best to remedy it. I realize there are limits to what they can do but it looks like they did nothing which is unacceptable. In that case a civil suit is warranted. For the ex who is harassing him? That should be a criminal case. Harassment is a crime. At the least he should be able to get a restraining order.

    • Beagle

      From the article, it sounds like he doesn’t have enough evidence that the ex is behind it. If that evidence does turn up, it isn’t that hard to amend the complaint to add the ex.
      And I think the comparison to AT&T is a little too simplistic. A better analogy would be suing AT&T because, even after repeated requests, they don’t block a phone number that is repeatedly used to make harassing phone calls. (Assuming the technology is available to prevent calls from one phone number to another — I’m more or less illiterate about that sort of thing.)

    • It would be like suing ATT because they refused to help you when you were getting harassing phone calls.

  • AJD

    I hesitate to call it intentional infliction of emotional distress on Grindr’s part. More like incompetent infliction, given how bug-ridden that app has been.

  • People of ALL sexualities NEED to take a HUGE STEP back from posting anything nude online or sending anything to someone.

    You are giving the internet around the world FREE porn!!!

    • Cousin Bleh

      Posting? Haha, think bigger. Hackers can break into phones and cloud accounts and steal private photos you never intended to post somewhere.

      • ColdCountry

        “Never take a picture you wouldn’t want your mother to see.”
        And:
        “Never write anything to anyone you wouldn’t want to hear read out loud in a court of law with your Granny in the audience.”

        Excellent advice.

        • Lars De

          Agreed! I don’t care who sees my pics, but I draw the line at videos. That just isn’t happening!

          • William

            You could send them to me for safekeeping.

      • Ok…I see where you are going and counter with this little bit of self-knowledge: since I do not suffer from short term memory loss I know what my dick and ass looks likes…if I want to see them BOOM I can unzip and there it all is…

        • Cousin Bleh

          Don’t forgot about the drones peeping in your window!

          • Please adjust your tin cap and lock the basement door from the inside…

          • dood, amazon is using drones these days. it’s not Foily to worry about who/what is taking an image of you thru the crack in your window. that’s simply a proper understanding of what 50$ worth of camera and software will get you, if you’re a perv, these days.

          • Aluminum foil is being sold in bulk these days

  • ok, i was pretty pro grindr the last time there was a story here about them, but this is too far.

    grindr has one job: weed out the crazies. that means keeping at least two interns working at all hours, fielding emails. it doesn’t cost that much, and shutting down an account isn’t hard. sorry, but they deserve whatever they get, after this. i don’t want to hear it, about this guy taking risks just b/c he was looking for sex. nope.

    i don’t use these sorts of services anymore, but if this had happened to me? phuque yeah i’d be calling a lawyer.

    • Reality.Bites

      This guy wasn’t even doing that much. He wasn’t looking or using the app.

    • Chris Baker

      Yes, they do need to be diligent about closing down fake profiles. But, first of all you would have to find the fake profile then flag it. Then the flagged person has to somehow prove that they are real. And then what’s to stop the spammer to just immediately create another new fake profile? Then it might take another few hours to get that new profile discovered and flagged.
      Obviously in this case it was an angry ex.

      (And by not being on Grinder doesn’t protect you because one of your ex’s probably has a photo of you or two and your address and phone number and could create a fake profile of you.)

      • grindr is in a special position b/c reasons mainly having to do with sex. this is lawyer dyke talking, or even investor dyke, both of them agree.

        i’m betting grindr is making lots of money right now. that’s a target. the most important, first line of defense of that honey pot? returning emails. the courts are being dragged in to the 21st c whether they like it or not. an electronic paper trail is increasingly valuable. it’s just not that fucking hard to delete an account, block a user/IP addy, and reply to an email complaining about something.

        smaller concerns have done so to me, heh. and i wasn’t even costing them any money. 😉

        • So the answer is to get people to leave the apps that don’t offer any support when problems arise and drive business towards those who do. Companies only understand profit. If it makes money they keep doing it or do more of it. If it loses money then they change. Wanting them to do something out of the goodness of their non-existent hearts is almost always a waste of time.

          • yeah, the People are going to shut down grindr…

            meanwhile, my lawyer and i are over here, successfully suing them and not sharing anything we squeeze out of them for negligence.

      • then they block his phone. They can tell what device is being used to post stuff. They can block that. It’s not like he just set up an account. He was actively making hundreds of appointments. That’s a sick motherfucker. This requires criminal action as well as civil.

        • Chris Baker

          True. There should be some mechanism that tracks accounts that were flagged, to specific IP/Phones. Although, apparently you can fake an android device on a computer too (which is how a lot of the spammers work).

          • Fair enough. My first thought was that this person might not be that savvy, but you never know. A few years back there was a singer who was being stalked by a woman (they’d never even dated so why she was so hung up on him I don’t know. She even had a boyfriend of her own. Cray is the only explanation). She was very good at making her emails and phone calls look like they were coming from other people which made it hard to prove it was her. She’d do things like call the opera company where he was working claiming he was behind on his child support payments. As an independent contractor it’s especially problematic to have such issues around you. Even the most sympathetic of people have limited patience with being harassed on your behalf and they don’t have to fire you, just not hire you back for any more gigs.

      • boatboy_srq

        FB just bugged me yesterday for a profile pic. I don’t post one for this precise reason.

      • Acronym Jim

        If you read the story, Scruff had a similar situation with an impersonator. They were able to delete the account and block the device and ip address within 24 hours of receiving the complaint.

    • ScottinPhilly

      I agree, and contrast this with how Scruff handled the same situation noted in the article:

      “When profiles impersonating Herrick began to appear on Scruff, he filed
      an abuse complaint with the company that led to the offending account
      being banned within 24 hours, according to Herrick’s complaint against
      Grindr. Scruff also prevented the same device or IP address from
      creating any new accounts.”

    • stanhope

      You’d spend alot of money for nuttin’. 😂 You think grindr hasn’t insulated itself from this with a user agreement? You think a judge in trump’s america is going to award money to a sex crazed [email protected]@ot? Believe me, that is how the court is likely to view the complainant.

  • John Ruff

    Another reason I’m glad I don’t live in NYC. The gays there are fucking nuts.

    • Ponder4fksake

      ? No more so than anywhere else.

      If you believe they are inordinately “nuts,” how so? What makes you believe this?

      • John Ruff

        Relax, I was being facetious.

        • Ponder4fksake

          Definitely glad to hear that.

    • I lived in NYC and never had any problems with gays guys being nuts. In the south though…hooh boy!

      • John Ruff

        Southern gays are really nice, when they’re not condescending to people of color.

        • And when they don’t have too much religious right upbringing messing them up with all kinds of bs guilt and shame over being gay. I say this from experience. Give me a nice NYC guy any day.

          • John Ruff

            Awww I married a guy from the south..but he was educated in NYC. Lol

  • BobSF_94117

    I find it odd that in roughly 40 comments, no one has mentioned the police.

    This harassment is illegal.

    The article says He declines to talk about any criminal investigation against the ex he believes is behind the spoofed profiles.

    Very odd.

    • Cousin Bleh

      I mentioned it 2 or 3 times. He should be filing criminal charges against the ex.

      Maybe you have me blocked!

      • BobSF_94117

        I didn’t count that one because you said HE should file criminal charges. Individuals can file complaints, not charges.

        • Cousin Bleh

          But they always say in the movies, “Do you want to file charges, ma’am?”

          I get all my criminal justice knowledge from Netflix.

          • SFBruce

            That’s where you went wrong. Everyone knows the best tv legal education comes from watching The Good Wife.

          • Cousin Bleh

            I’m old school. LA Law in the house.

          • ok, you just made me “Whooo!” out loud.

            /local gang move with hands and body in CB’s direction/

            tyght, my Cuz. 😉

      • Beagle

        According to the article, he did contact the police but isn’t saying anything more on that subject.

    • ScottinPhilly

      Well, there is this in the article:

      The ex-boyfriend told WIRED in a phone call that he denies “any and all
      allegations” in the complaint, but declined to comment further due to
      what he described as another pending case that involves both him and
      Herrick.

      I’m wondering if this could be a criminal case that is pending.

  • BobSF_94117

    I still think we should go back to index cards.

  • Tomcat

    Fight fire with fire and send people to the site owners door.

  • At first I was thinking, “how is this Grindr’s fault?” and then I kept reading. There is always a danger of fraudulent accounts and activity on these apps and there should be a mechanism for shutting down the bad accounts. Once they were aware of the problem then they bear responsibility for helping him with this and they did nothing. Shameful.

    • Acronym Jim

      Exactly, Scruff had a similar situation where they shut down and deleted the fraudulent account within 24 hours of receiving the complaint.

  • Skip Intro

    Terrifying. Imagine having to turn away 700 men.

  • That’s…pretty terrifying, actually.

  • Reality.Bites

    Sad truth: If an ex wanted to harass me by sending 700 to my door he would have to use someone else’s photos. 🙁

    • grada3784

      700? For me it would be 2.

      • Derrick Johns

        Now, now, grada…but they would be two nice men. Not a bunch of whores.
        I could never imagine taking videos or pictures for anybody or for me. Not even when I was young and a little pretty. I guess I was a prudish whore. Now, who’d even want to take the pictures. Nobody.

        • grada3784

          Alas, nice guys left my building long ago.

  • boatboy_srq

    “Grindr did not respond to Wired’s request for comment.”

    Imagine that.

    So, if they don’t respond to their members, and they don’t respond to the press, who DO they respond to?

    If I still had an account on that sorry app it would be SO deleted after reading this.

  • Chaz Antonelli

    … “the 32-year-old actor and model”

    Am I the only one that thinks this might be “self-inflicted” for cash from Grindr?

  • RYalman

    I like the ex’s sense of humour.

  • Michael McReavy

    Perhaps Grindr will use the Microsoft explanation: It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. But I for one hope he sues their pants off.

  • Jack M.

    700 losers who go to a complete stranger’s home for loveless sexual intercourse. Slaves to the promiscuity-industrial complex.

  • Mickey Bitsko

    Can we just go back to four people on ARPANET now please?

    On second thought, make that one person playing Pong.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Yet another reason always to tip generously for good service.

    While the article has no information about the subject’s tipping habits, and the fact that he works in a restaurant indicates he is most likely aware of the issue, it’s never too late to do the right thing.

    Remember, tips are good karma. And karma never lies. And only the wait staff knows for sure. Thank you.

  • stanhope

    He must be hot! Hmm west harlem brownstone….was it neil patrick harris? Naw he ain’t hot…perhaps his husband.

  • M Jackson

    Sounds like they could have had a Faith and Family Summit in Harlem.

  • FatNance

    I’d be very happy to be “bombarded with pictures of genitalia”!!

  • HZ81

    God, sounds like his EX is responsible, and I hope he is charged with something. Terrifying.

  • Dk6

    I’m off Grndr & all of those, Adam, Manhunt etc. People say how can you be? especially the young gays, but it really is a lot of talk & no action, and a lot of fakery and dishonesty. I suppose if I lived somewhere that doesn’t have a gay nightlife I might reconsider, but NYC still has 40+ gay bars and plenty of other options to actually meet a living and breathing human being, so why bother

  • BeaverTales

    Lucky for him, he was already on Grindr. Not surprised that privacy/safety is a low priority for the Chinese billionaire who just purchased the company for $1,7B.

    How would you even know how to deal with this if you were never on Grindr in the first place?

  • James

    SHOCKED that there are problems with an app for gay men owned by China