Tinder, the dating and/or hookup (depending on who you ask) app that you've downloaded and deleted at least ten times this year, is launching a big update that hopes to help get trans people some love and/or laid (again, depending on who you ask).
“Our goal is to provide a product that gives our transgender and gender non-conforming users a better experience on Tinder,” said Tinder CEO Sean Rad. “We’re really excited about the update and believe it is the right step to take as a company to create more meaningful connections between all our users. Everyone is welcome on Tinder.”
The new update is set to have more than two gender display options, opening up the romantic possibilities for non-binary and trans individuals. Tinder teamed up with GLAAD and film producer Andrea James for the launch. To promote the new features, they also consulted with a handful of notable trans icons including Munroe Bergdorf, Lady J, and Strut's very own Laith Ashley and Ren Spriggs. They discussed their previous experiences on the app and looked forward to the progress being made by the Tinder team.
“For many trans people, opening up to a new romantic prospect about being trans can be a really nerve-wracking experience,” said James, a dedicated inclusivity advocate. “I know this update will help trans and gender nonconforming users feel more comfortable while forging relationships.”