Grindr “tribes” question

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MikeBiDude, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. MikeBiDude

    MikeBiDude Earl

    So “tribes” in a Grindr profile. Is this a description of what a person is, or what they’re looking for? Seems to be whichever....

    I put “daddy” bcs I am one. When I filter for “daddy” sometimes I get fellow daddies, sometimes users looking for daddies. Some users put “twinks, daddy”?
     
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  2. MikeBiDude

    MikeBiDude Earl

    Bump...any Grindr regulars able to answer my query?
     
  3. biggerbilly

    biggerbilly Knight

    It’s both. Grindr should really have it separated.
     
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  4. MikeBiDude

    MikeBiDude Earl

    Thx, that was my deduction
     
  5. Bucky

    Bucky Journeyman

    I disagree.

    The intent of the tribe field is to SELF-describe. It's in the same "STATS" section where you list, age, height, body type, position, etc. And just above "I'm Looking For".

    http://www.wussymag.com/all/2016/8/2/identity-crisis-on-grindr

    BUT, it is certainly misconstrued and misused by soo00 many users that by now, everyone is confused!
     
  6. OliverSaks

    OliverSaks Knight

    I would say that it is meant to be a description of yourself.

    However, non-paying users only get one choice of tribe, so I think certain people with niche interests will “spend” the allowance to broadcast what they like (like a younger guy with “Daddy” as his tribe, I think it is pretty clear that he is a younger guy who likes older guys, which is more useful than labeling himself as “twink” - I do realize that he misses guys who filter by “twink” type, but he would still catch people by his stated age)