How to find out if someone is on Grindr? 5 ways to spot that specific profile!


If you want to find out if someone is on Grindr then you have to sign up or you need to use the third-party apps.

If you sign up it’s easier for you to navigate with the filters on Grindr and find their profile.

To find someone on Grindr, you need to also focus on how you create your profile.

Instead of focusing completely on finding their profile through location or phone number, you can create your profile adjusting to their characteristics.

More specifically, here are the 5 ways to find out if someone is on Grindr:

1. Create a Grindr account and make good use of the Explore feature.

Create a Grindr account and use the Explore feature

The first safe step that they took and you should take is to sign up on Grindr.

  • You can download the app and then you can sign up with your email, Facebook account or your Apple ID.
  • Then you need to take a few steps to verify your account.
  • You can use your phone number and they will send you a code to confirm your account.

Then you can use the filters that are offered from Grindr.

Then you can use the filters that are offered from Grindr
  • Start by using the location map.
  • Go to the explore navigation bar that is located on the Grid.
  • Click where it writes Explore and you will be able to use the map where you set your location.
  • Then users that are near your location will be able to check your profile and you will be able to see their profiles too.

To use Explore for a longer period you need to have Grindr Xtra membership. Yet, this app gives you the chance to use it for a week during Free Trial and not pay for it.

Grindr uses the GPS of your phone to spot your location but if you or in this case the other person has turned off Show My Distance, you might be able to find their profile.

Hence, you might not immediately spot their profile or know the exact location.

2. Check if they receive emails from Grindr.

If you want to find out if someone, your boyfriend for example, is on Grindr, you might also check their emails.

  • You need to have access to their email to do it. So, if you use the same computer, you might be able to catch a glimpse of their email.
  • Or, if you see them using their phone and suddenly, they get an email from Grindr, this means that they already have a profile on this app.

I don’t usually recommend you to do this, but if it’s a matter that can’t wait, you can also go to Grindr.com and sign in with their email.

This is where you can use the option ‘I forgot my password’ and set a new password for their account.

Yet you should know that when they signed up they might have chosen the option to not receive emails from this app.

In this case, you might not be able to track their Grindr interaction.

3. To find out if someone is on Grindr you can use third-party apps.

To see if someone has a Grindr without joining this app, you can use third-party apps.

If they are already using a fake name or username for their profile or if they have blocked you, third-party apps can still detect that profile.

I cannot say the same thing if they’re using Incognito Mode. Sometimes even for the third-party apps that profile would be invisible.

Whatever the case, if you don’t want to sign up on Grindr, you can use Social Catfish or Intelius to check if they have a Grinder profile.

  • You can use any of their photos, their phone number, their email address, or their location and click search.
  • The process is this simple and you don’t need to wait much to get the results (aa few minutes).
  • Also, to use Social Catfish for 5 days, you need to pay $5.73. Whereas, to use Intelius, you need to pay $39.95 to do a general background check.

4. Try to attract them and define your bio according to their preferences.

Try to attract them and define your bio according to their preferences

This photo is used to explain that people use different bios and different details of themselves that might make other people quite confused.

Thus, if you want to find out if someone is on Grindr then check what you put on your bio too.

  • To find out if someone has a Grindr account, you don’t need to always search for them.
  • You can also attract their profile. If your location and bio description matches with them then they might add you on their list as a match.
  • They might also star you as a favorite profile, but you won’t be able to know it because Grindr doesn’t notify you for that.

Additionally, if someone has their social media linked to their bio but are using profiles with another username, you might find who they are by clicking on their socials.

5. To find if someone is on Grindr, use the “My Tags” feature.

To find if someone is on Grindr use the My Tags feature

To see if someone has a Grindr, you can also use the feature “My Tags”.

To turn on this feature, you need to go to the page where you edit your profile.

Then you might encounter the collection of tags that Grindr offers and choose the ones that describe you the best or the ones that will help you find someone’s profile.

This feature makes it easier for you to find a profile and to be found.

The client that I was advising for her Grindr journey found that profile using this future. Unlike Tinder or Bumble, this app allows you to find other Grindr profiles through tags.

FAQ: How to find out if someone has a Grindr account?

– Can someone track you on Grindr?

Yes, someone can see your location on Grindr if you choose to share it by clicking on the Show Me feature.

Yet, if you don’t click on that and keep it off then others might be able to look at your profile within that area but won’t be able to track your current location.

– How to know if someone deleted their account on Grindr?

If someone has blocked you on Grindr then it might say that account is deleted.

In this case, you should ask a friend if they have a Grindr account and search for this person so you can check if they have deleted their account on Grindr or just blocked you.

If they blocked you, you will know because the conversation that you had, if you interacted, will disappear.

– Can people find my Grindr account through my phone number or email?

No and yes. Other users cannot find your Grindr profile through your phone or email.

Grindr uses your phone number or email just for verification and to open the account.

On the other hand, third-party apps such as Social Catfish might detect your Grindr profile if you signed up with your Facebook or Email.

In most cases, Facebook might indirectly share bits of information on Grindr that can be found through search engines or third-party apps.

Make sure that when you sign in, you sign in with your phone number. To avoid any doubt, you can use a back burner phone number or email.

– Are people setting a fake location on Grindr?

To escape frauds and scammers many people are setting up different locations and this might make it a bit harder to search.

If you live in a specific area and you want to check if a specific person has a Grindr profile but it doesn’t appear, don’t worry.

They might be using another location just to hide the fact that they have joined this app or want to avoid people from that area.

I recommend setting your location in a wider range and the chances their profile will appear are higher.

The end: How to see if someone has a Grindr?

To see if someone has a Grindr profile, you need to sign up or search for their profile through third-party apps and search engines.

Yet, the safest way to find out if someone is on Grindr is to create your profile and set the filters according to that person’s traits or where they live.

Also, remember that people might use the Incognito Mode or just use a Fake profile.

They might do this for different reasons. They might not want to be found or just use this account to troll other people.

Thus, make sure to check every detail of them before adjusting your filters and finding their profile.

Good luck and happy browsing!


One response to “How to find out if someone is on Grindr? 5 ways to spot that specific profile!”

  1. I found a charge on my bank acct. For Google *GrindrLLC it’s not my charge, it’s my boyfriends. does this mean he’s gay/bi what? Could it be a different company called Grindr!!!
    Ya I’m stupid I know it’s right there in black and white on my bank statement.

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