Popular dating app, Tinder has a new gender option – bringing forth inclusion for Transgender individuals. Earlier, users could only identify themselves as either Male or Female. The new option brings a wider array of options for individuals to identify themselves as. More genders options on Tinder have been rolled out to users in UK, Canada and US for the moment, with no information on a global update for the same.
To change your gender option, you need to simply edit your profile. By tapping on the “I Am” option and selecting “More” – you will now be able to describe your gender identity. Users will also be able to select the searches to best reflect their identity. An option to hide gender on your profile can be turned on below the gender section.
“Every new person in your life expands your horizons in some way. Inclusion and acceptance drive this expansion, and we want Tinder to reflect the world that surrounds us every day. No one will ever be banned from Tinder because of their gender,” the Tinder team said in a blog post.
Tinder’s efforts to make the online-dating app into a more inclusive community comes with the help of gender non-conforming and Transgender consultants from GLAAD’s (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Transgender Media Program, along with filmmaker and trans advocate Andrea James.
“We know that we haven’t been perfect in the past. If you believe you were ever wrongfully removed from Tinder because another user reported you unfairly due to your gender, we want to invite you back to our platform,” the post added. Such users can contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to their Facebook profile.