Tinder vs. Grindr

Finding a perfect dating platform to search for friends or love partners can be a bit tricky even to those that have been in the act for a while. We have come up with two top dating sites that may not exactly be the same but offer reliable services for you to pick from. This is a combined Tinder review and Grindr review that has been sourced from well-researched experts.

Tinder is among the most popular dating apps in modern times, with millions of active users worldwide. On the other hand, Grindr is also a global giant in the dating app scene. Let’s take a look at how these two apps are similar or different.

Features TinderGrinder
Free MembershipYesYes
Scene NegotiationYesNo
Visual Fetish ListNoNo
Photo GalleryYesYes
Private GalleriesYesYes
Free ChatYesYes
Group ChatYesNo
Dating SearchesYesYes
App for iPhone/AndroidYesYes

Features Tinder vs. Grindr

Tinder’s registration process is easy, free, and doesn’t take long, which is the same case in Grindr. Both apps allow you to register via Facebook, but Tinder goes a step further by including Google, email, or mobile in its registration process. Grindr doesn’t have email verification, while Tinder requires that for your registration to be approved.

Tinder is an app for all genders, but you cannot register on Grindr if you are female since it is a male seeking male partner’s platform.

Both platforms are LGBTQ friendly, even though Tinder tends to have a more diverse membership structure. Tinder’s profile design is impressive, with clear images and an easy way to swipe left or right for the people you like or dislike. Grindr does not have such an impressive design, but it is user-friendly and has straightforward features to access the various functions.

Many Grindr photos are not as vivid as users prefer to remain anonymous.


Swipe feature to like or dislike a profileThe most active dating app
50 million+ members to browse throughFree users have full functionality
Welcome to LGBTQ membersLocation-based matches
Ability to connect to Spotify and SnapchatLive chat for premium members
Profile information limitedMillions of messages and photos sent daily
Superficial swipe concept

Prices Tinder vs. Grindr

Tinder has three premium packages, while Grindr has two that enable the members to enjoy certain features they don’t get for free. The prices on both apps tend to be on average, but Grindr is slightly costlier, given that it doesn’t have as many options as Tinder has. The price structure for both apps are as follows:

Tinder Gold under 28

  • 1 Month $14.99/Month $14.99
  • 6 Months $8.83/Month $52.99
  • 12 Months $6.92/Month $82.99

Tinder plus under 28

  • 1 Month $9.99/Month $9.99
  • 6 Months $5.83/Month $34.99
  • 12 Months $4.58/Month $54.99

Tinder Gold over 28

  • 1 Month $29.99/Month $29.99
  • 6 Months $18.83/Month $112.99
  • 12 Months $12.50/Month $149.99

Tinder Plus over 28

  • 1 Month $19.99/Month $19.99
  • 6 Months $10.00/Month $60.00
  • 12 Months $6.67/Month $80.00

Grindr Xtra

  • 1 Month $13.00/Month $13.00
  • 3 Months $9.40/Month $28.20
  • 12 Months $5.20/Month $62.40

Grindr Unlimited

  • 1 Month $41.11/Month $41.11
  • 3 Months $20.39/Month $61.17
  • 12 Months $14.71/Month $176.46

Members Tinder vs. Grindr

Grindr only has male members that range from 18 up to 78 years old. As in most dating sites, the most prevalent age group is between 25 and 34 years old. In total, it has more than 27 million members globally that are spread across 190 nations. The numbers on Tinder are hard to figure as the membership keeps growing exponentially by the day.

In the USA alone, it has over 28 million members, with 8 million active users weekly. Male members dominate the platform at 63%, and those in the ages of 18-35 are the most active.

The members on Grindr are mostly from the LGBTQ community, unlike Tinder, where there is a mixture of people with diverse sexual needs. Both platforms have millions of members across the world, but young adults are usually the most active. They both have very active users, with most staying on the platform for extended periods at any given time.


Grindr has wide coverage, but some countries are more active in it. They include:

  • USA – approximately 7 million members
  • UK – approximately 2 million members
  • Australia – approximately 650 000 members
  • New Zealand – approximately 125 000 members
  • Singapore – approximately 162 000 members
  • China – approximately 190 000 members

Tinder is all over the world, but the USA has most members even though the other countries also have millions of users too.

Card Stack & Tile View

Tinder’s card stack view gives users a better experience as they can view full images of potential matches and choose to swipe left if they dislike or right if they are interested. The concept is intended to make it easy for Tinder users to swiftly browse through the suggested matches and decide about their intentions on a particular person.

The display is impressive as it gives a better view of the profile photos.

The tile view on Grindr simply gives an overview of the potential matches, and one has to click on an individual photo to get a better view. Since this is a mobile app, it might be tedious going into every individual, and if you don’t like them, it means you have to repeat the process repeatedly.

This is a normal occurrence in many dating apps, but Tinder has made the process less cumbersome with its Card stack design.

Who owns Grindr and Tinder?

Grindr is owned by Grindr LLC and was established in 2009. It was initially Chinese based but was acquired by the USA company, San Vicente Acquisition LLC.

Tinder is owned by Match Group, Inc., which is based in Dallas, TX. Its sister websites include, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, OurTime, Hinge, and many more.

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