New Site Lets You See Who’s Blocked You On Grindr

“Some guys were completely random–why’d they block me!?" says C*ckblocked creator Trever Faden.

Blocking someone on Grindr has always been an anonymous feature, but a new program allows users to see who had them removed.

D.C. tech professional Trever Faden says he developed C*ckblocked mostly for fun after noticing a vulnerability in Grindr’s code. “About two weeks ago I discovered that Grindr actually gives each user the profile IDs of all the users who blocked you on the app,” Faden told Queerty. “They don’t display it anywhere on the actual app itself, but the data is there.”

Users log into C*ckblocked with their Grindr credentials and the site show you all the users who blocked you. Since Queerty’s article on Saturday, the C*ckblocked site has logged more than 30,000 users. Of course, Faden used the free program to see who had blocked him first.

“Some guys were completely random–why’d they block me!?” he shared. “Others were people I had spoken to in the past. I even saw a friend of mine on there! That was an odd conversation to have.”

While seeing who rejected you out of hand on Grindr could hurt your ego, the bigger threat, according to Faden, is to personal security.

“When you block someone on Grindr, you do assume that information will stay somewhat private,” he says. “Sometimes that is unfortunately just an assumption, as we’ve seen with data breaches in the past at companies like Ashley Madison. All of this data is safe, until it’s not.

His advice? “If you really want to keep a secret, don’t send it through the Internet.”

It’s only a matter of time before Grindr closes up this particular loophole, so if you’re interested, you better check out C*ckblocked ASAP.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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