Grindr is one of the most popular social networking apps for gay men allowing them to meet other men. The app is available for both Apple and Android-based smartphones and other devices, using their location features. The app was launched in 2009 and has approximately 27 million users worldwide.
How much does Grindr cost?
The basic Grindr app is free, anyone can download the app from the store and register using their smartphone or another gadget. Signing up for Grindr is free, only email id, password, and date of birth should be provided.
Grindr will work well only if the location services are enabled. For the free version, advertisements are displayed to cover the cost of the service. If the user does not want to be disturbed by the ads,he can upgrade for Grindr Xtra.
Like most other dating websites, the cost of Grindr Xtra will vary depending on the duration for which the user will subscribe. For one month subscription, the cost is $9.99, for three months, the monthly cost is $6.99, a subscription for six months is priced at $4.99/ month while twelve-month subscription is the cheapest monthly since it will only cost $3.99 per month.
Grindr Unlimited has some additional features and will cost $25/monthly. Kindly note that the monthly prices may be changed anytime
Grindr Xtra vs Unlimited prices and features compared
Grindr Xtra is fairly affordable for those who wish to use it for a longer time since it is priced at $3.99 for an annual subscription. Compared to the free version of Grindr, the Xtra version is preferred by many since it has no advertising.
The user can view up to 600 profiles of users with the cascade feature. He can also chat with users globally using the explore option. Phrases that are used frequently while chatting can be saved so that the user does not have to waste time typing.
Read receipts are provided for messages sent, and the user can keep a record of who has chatted with him. He can also send 5 expiring photos to anyone he wishes. The user can also unlock premium filters like profiles with photos, face photos, height, weight, body type, by subscribing to Grindr Xtra
Grindr Unlimited will cost $25/month and the user will have access to all the features of Grindr Xtra as well as some other premium features. The upgraded member can view unlimited profiles, find out who has viewed his profile, send unlimited expiring photos, which are visible for only a short duration of time.
He can also find out who is sending messages to him, and unsend any message which was being sent earlier, especially if he has sent the message by mistake or is regretting sending it for any reason.
Additionally, the chat translation feature which allows the member to contact members from other countries is only available to Grindr Unlimited members. Also, unlimited members can remain incognito, invisible to other members if they wish.
Grindr free membership features vs premium features
Grindr is an easy to use app mainly targetting gay men. The app uses the location feature of smartphones to find other men with an accuracy of 100 meters. After downloading the app and registering, free members are shown profiles of users in the locality, along with the approximate distance from the member. The free members can send messages with text, voice, video, images to any other member.
To support the cost of the services, free members are shown advertising. If the member wants to use premium features, like filters, expiring photos, saved phrases, chat translation, unsend messages, he should upgrade to Grindr Xtra or Unlimited.
Grindr Xtra & Unlimited free trial
Members who are interested in a free trial of Grindr Xtra or Unlimited should be aware that Grindr does not usually offer a free trial, though discount codes may be available. However, compared to other dating apps, Grindr has a large number of free features, especially free messaging and free search based on various criteria to get a match.
Also, free Grindr members should provide complete information on their profile, especially photos, and personal details, so it is more likely that a premium member will contact the free member when he is searching for information based on certain criteria. Usually, premium members are more likely to trust free members with a complete profile.