Grindr Unwrapped: which countries have the most top, vers and bottom users, plus other interesting facts

Grindr Unwrapped
Grindr Unwrapped

Grindr Unwrapped: which countries have the most top, vers, bottom and side users, plus other interesting facts

It comes quicker every year.


Screw Spotify unwrapped! This is the kind of information the gays we want. Nay, this is the kind of information we need.


Grindr has released its annual end-of-year report on user habits, based on geographical location, and the results, much like those from its 2021 predecessor, are rather interesting.


The informal annual report from Grindr comes un two parts: one uses anonymous, aggregated data from the app’s 13 million worldwide users who include information on their profiles. The other comes from a survey of 10,000 users about their favorite queer pop culture moments of 2022.


“It hasn’t been the easiest year for our community – we’ve had high highs with moments like the passing of the Respect for Marriage Act and Grindr going public, and plenty of low lows with increased transphobic and homophobic legislation and atrocities like the shooting at Club Q,” said Alex Black, Grindr’s Director of Marketing.

“GRINDR UNWRAPPED this year is a fun, authentic reflection of what our users got up to and got into in 2022, and we’re glad to help add some levity to the end of year madness.”


Here are some key finds from Grindr’s Unwrapped for 2022, based on data:


The most popular time on the app, for those looking to increase their odds, is 9pm.


Countries with the most TOPS:

  1. Bolivia
  2. USA
  3. South Korea
  4. Greece
  5. India


Countries with the most BOTTOMS:

  1. Denmark
  2. Japan
  3. Serbia
  4. South Africa
  5. Peru


Countries with the most VERS users:

  1. Russia
  2. Finland
  3. Croatia
  4. Germany
  5. Taiwan


Countries with the most SIDES (ICYMI, ‘side’ refers to those with a preference for non-penetrative sex)

  1. China
  2. New Zealand
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Australia
  5. Singapore

Most used emojis in 2022:

  1. 👀
  2. 🍆
  3. 💦
  4. 😈
  5. 🍑


Most active users by city:

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Paris
  3. Bogotá
  4. São Paulo
  5. Houston


Most displayed profile tags:



Most searched profile tags:


Most explored cities:

  1. Mexico City
  2. Bogotá
  3. Paris
  4. Madrid
  5. London


Most explored countries:

  1. France
  2. India
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Colombia
  5. Germany


Here are some key finds from Grindr’s Unwrapped for 2022, based on the survey:


Biggest Gay Gasp: Rihanna Superbowl announcement 

Rihanna Super Bowl
She’s baaaaaack (musically)


Best song: Sam Smith ft. Kim Petras – Unholy


Best Album: Beyonce – RENAISSANCE 



Best Show: Euphoria 

Euphoria Season 2


Best Movie: Black Panther, Wackanda Forever


Best Podcast: Making Gay History


Best Acting: Kit Connor – Heartstopper 

Kit Connor
Kit Connor


Biggest Serve: Julia Fox


For Grindr’s 2022 Unwrapped in full, click here.