Unfortunately Grindr does not have a name search function. You can still find someone on Grindr if you know what they look like as long as you are willing to go through everyone user profile in a specific location. To do this you will need to purchase Grindr’s premium service.
Here are some simple steps to find a specific person on Grindr
- Start with a fresh account where you have not been blocked.
- Click on the little “Rocket Ship” icon at the top of the home screen and type in a location that is in close proximity to your friends location.
- Go through all the profiles that come up. If they don’t show up that’s OK. You will find them eventually with enough determination.
Grindr does provide a paid version which allows you to see more than 600 people. If you want to find someone specific on Tinder, I recommendwhich will find them for you.