Tinder is making its app more inclusive for all users.
Right now there are two gender choices users can add to their profile and describe who they want to date: male and female. Soon they’ll be able to list other gender choices and dating preferences.
“For a long time we haven’t done enough to give [transgender people] a good experience,”Tinder CEO Sean Rad said Thursday at the Code Conference. “It’s not only good for the Tinder community, but it’s the right thing to do for the world.”
While Rad claims that his app has made dating a less intimidating process, transgender people had reported getting banned from using the app because they identified as transgender. A company spokesperson said in a statement that it’s working with LGBTQ advisers and activists to help it “address this important demographic.”
A company spokesperson said in a statement that it’s working with LGBTQ advisers and activists to help it “address this important demographic.”
While there are apps for transgender users such as Transgndr and Thurst, they are not as well known as Tinder.
The transgender community has been getting more support from tech companies lately. Facebook, for example, has dozens of options for gender.