Launched in 2009, Grindr is one of many online dating platforms operated by Grindr LLC. It is the first gay location-based dating app in the world, which utilizes a mobile device’s geolocation to display gay, bi, trans, and queer singles nearby. This dating community already has over 27,000,000 total members around the globe.
After the controversy in April 2018, adding HIV status to each member’s profile, Grindr received a lot of sharp criticisms. Seemingly, the majority of the users were also appalled that their information is being shared with third-party service providers.
Grindr took action and assured the public that although it will maintain having the “HIV status” as part of the user profile, it will not share such to third-party advertisers or providers.
At the recommendation of HIV prevention experts and the community of Grindr users, there is now an option to publish your health characteristics in your Grindr community profile. These include HIV status and date last tested. So, as you complete your profile, remember that if you choose to include your status on your sexual health, that information will become public to other users of the Grindr app.
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