Tinder rolls out new transgender identity options

Finally Tinder has introduced more genderfluid options

Up until now, people just had two gender options on the app - man or woman, which was stored with their private information on the app's settings page.

THE world's biggest dating app has been updated to allow trans users to identify as genders other than a man or a woman.

The company, based in West Hollywood, California, said that users can also choose to be shown in searches that best reflect that identity.

Tinder rolls out new transgender identity options
Tinder rolls out new transgender identity options

A statement from the company read: "We haven't had the right tools to serve our diverse community in the past, but that changes today".

"But who knows? Maybe some Tinder users will get to meet people they would never usually have come across in their everyday lives".

"It sends a strong message of acceptance when a platform like Tinder clearly tells its users that transgender people are welcome", Nick Adams, director of GLAAD's Transgender Media Program, said in a press release.

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Before the update, users had to choose man or woman when making a profile on the site, but now more than 40 options can be autofilled, or a customized option can be filled in by the user, CNNMoney reported.

Tinder is also working to address other problems faced by transgender users - for example, being harassed by other users or being reported and banned just for their gender. But Tinder isn't the last app to add the feature. "For a long time we haven't done enough to give [non-binary users] a good experience", Rad said at Recode's Code Conference.

"At the end of the day, as a trans user, what you would experience is higher quality matches". "But trans people have different strategies for dating and some would prefer to go on a date first and then disclose". "Not only is it the right thing to do for our users, it's the right thing to do, period", Tinder told us in June.

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The expanded gender options will be available to Tinder users in the United Kingdom and Canada on Tuesday also, CNNMoney reported.

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