Tinder has today launched their new trans-inclusive feature on their app, meaning users can identify as genders other than male and female. The change comes after many transgender users said their accounts were being suspended from the dating app after complaints from other users.
Now, along with the man and woman options, you can also choose trans, trans man, trans woman and transgender. Users also have the option not to display their gender on their profile. Crimes involving dating apps increase sevenfold in two years “No one will ever be banned from Tinder because of their gender. We haven’t had the right tools to serve our diverse community in the past, but that changes today,” a statement on Tinder’s website said. “We know that we haven’t been perfect in the past,” the statement continued before inviting people that had wrongfully been removed in the past back to the platform.