Community Guidelines

Grindr is a global community, and we’re committed to creating an environment where diversity and inclusion thrive. These guidelines exist to let you express yourself freely while also helping us maintain the safe, authentic, and accepting environment we strive to cultivate. Any violation of these guidelines may result in the removal of prohibited content or a permanent ban from Grindr.

Treat other Grindr users with respect.

We have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment, and abusive behavior. We want you to be yourself, but not at the expense of someone else. Anyone found bullying, threatening, or defaming another user will be banned.

We will also remove any discriminatory statements displayed on profiles. You’re free to express your preferences, but we’d rather hear about what you’re into, not what you aren’t. Profile language that is used to openly discriminate against other users’ traits and characteristics will not be tolerated and will be subject to review by our moderation team.

If you see someone breaking the rules, please report them using the        button found in the upper right corner of their profile. We’ll take it from there. You may also encounter people on the app who upset or offend you without necessarily violating our guidelines. In those instances we recommend using the block feature, which will prevent you and the other user from seeing each other or having future contact.

Make your safety a priority.

Your safety, both on and offline, is important to us. We encourage you to read our safety tips and stay informed.

Grindr will never ask you for personal details like your password or credit card information. We’re all for getting to know you, but please protect yourself by keeping this information private.

In the interest of safety, we will also remove any sensitive personal information displayed publicly, such as phone numbers and addresses. Profiles displaying this information may be banned.

Keep your profile photos appropriate for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

We try to be as transparent as possible with our guidelines so that you can get your photo approved quickly and start connecting.

Not allowed:

  • Nudity and pornography (cropping matters—if it looks like you’re not wearing any clothes, the photo will not be approved)

  • Sex toys and sex acts (real or mimicked)

  • Underwear shots

  • Shapes or outlines that make genitals visible through clothing

  • Crotch shots from any angle (front, back, and side)

  • Graphic text and emoji around sexual acts


  • We allow swimwear, in context. Because some bathing suits can look like underwear, we require that bathing suit photos be taken in outdoor settings (on the beach, by the pool, etc.)

Obey the law.

No, seriously—if something is illegal offline, don’t do it on Grindr. Mentions and/or photos of drugs and drug paraphernalia (including emoji) are not allowed.

Profiles advertising sexual services (including escort or massage services) will be banned.

Photos and/or mentions of violence and weapons will be removed.

Minors under the age of 18 aren’t allowed on Grindr. Please use the in-app tool to report any underage user who may be improperly using the app.

Be authentic.

Be yourself on the app, not someone else. Any profiles impersonating other people, including celebrities, will be banned. If you believe someone is impersonating you or someone you know, please report the user in-app.

Copyrighted photos and illustrations will be removed, and advertising is strictly prohibited on user profiles.

Spamming is also a no-go. Attempting to solicit another user’s personal information or prompting users to visit outside links will get you banned from Grindr faster than you can say “hey.”

Have fun.

Finally, don’t overthink it—these common sense guidelines are here to keep Grindr safe, authentic, and welcoming for everyone. When in doubt, just play nice and you’ll be good to go.

Keep connecting,