Grindr on Wednesday released a new update to its 5-year-old location-based hookup app for gay and bisexual men.

According to, the update improves targeting in two ways. Users can select various subcategories, or tribes, to help find a match. Tribes include bear, clean-cut, daddy, discreet, geek, jock, leather, otter, poz, rugged, trans and twink.

Free Grindr users can pick one tribe, while paying users of Grindr Xtra can choose up to three.

Grindr's new app has also added filters such as age, height, weight and ethnicity. Free users have access to three filters, while paid users can choose as many filters as they want.

Founder Joel Simkhai told TechCrunch that the new options were needed to help sort out the millions of users on Grindr.

“Now there are so many guys, people would rather spend their time finding what they're really looking for,” Simkhai said.

Grindr has between 2.5 and 3 million monthly active users, according to Simkhai.

The update also includes larger photo thumbnails and a new chat inbox.

“Our biggest focus with Grindr is now speed,” said Simkhai. “There are lots of guys on it now, and they all want it to be faster. So that's what we've done with the next-gen version.”

The updated app for iPhone is available now, and an Android version should be available soon.