Few bugs, and some spamming here and there, but still the best app out there.
Was never a perfect app, but still better than every other m4m app out there, with Scruff being a close second favorite of mine. It just seems like there are always more guys close by who are looking to strictly hook up and that's all I really want from an app like this. If you aren't subscribed to Grindr xtra, then you can't expect a great experience with this app. Simple as that. I had a free week subscription of xtra a couple months ago and I loved it. Considering purchasing a month subscription to give it another go. Maybe it's just my location, but on Grindr there always seems to be guys looking within a few thousand feet from me. Other apps it seems like the closest guys to me are always the same ones and no one is within like 4 miles from me. And being into older guys in particular, I've managed to come in contact with a lot of married guys on the DL in my town that I've known for years and have hooked up with a few of them. Nothing hotter than that to me!
Pros and Cons
Grindr is an extremely app to use and is usually pretty accurate as far a location and quick with updating profiles. There are several concerns. There are many setting limitations and privacy concerns. The app allows spammers and bots to breach often. Accounts are set up with emails rather than phone numbers. This allows spammers, bots and people that harass people to create new profiles very easily. This would stop with registration required by phone numbers as most people only have one phone number. The service support is rather awful. There is no way to contact service support directly. Service support would rather you place an idea for other members to vote on. This is a very poor practice. Other apps make it very easy to contact a service support members and they will email you directly and on a personal level rather than a can response. The service rendered by Grindr is that equal to an app that is free rather than the ridiculous high charges Grindr charges annually.
I feel like Grindr is the easiest & most convenient of the dating apps. Adam4Adam is decent, has been around for a while, can have much more detailed info; but sometimes has a weird crowd. Sometimes attracts the users on their home computer, who don’t own a smart phone… not saying smart phone owners can’t be shady. Honestly, one of the main complaints I have as of late, with Grindr, Is that using voice text within the app seems to work a little differently than if you were using it anywhere else… As in texting, Safari, Chrome, etc. The words are horribly incorrect the majority of the time. Like 80%. lol. I don’t know if it’s a different software they use or what, but so much editing has to be done if I use voice text. I don’t always want to type if I’m chatting with someone. Also the app is incredibly slow moving and loading during “peak” times. Even if it’s on and I’m not using it, it heats up my phone so much. Sometimes it’s so slow, and the voice/autocorrect is so pathetic, I give up. But I still use it...