Tinder’s latest update is rolling out more gender options for users to select from. The popular dating app has rolled out 37 new gender identity options to coincide with its #AllTypesAllSwipe campaign.
Tinder introduced a new update on Tuesday that expands the genders users can select on their profiles. Now, along with “Man” and “Woman,” Tinder users can choose among options such as “Trans Man,” “Trans Woman” or “Transgender” on their profiles. The new update also includes: “Gender Fluid,” “Two-Spirit,” “Pangender” and “Neither.”
If users can’t find the gender term that fits them, they can type in any term that best fits their gender identity, the company said in a statement.
“Our goal is to provide a product that gives our transgender and gender non-conforming users a better experience on Tinder,” CEO Sean Rad said.
All Tinder users will also be able to choose whether they want their gender shown on their profile.
Tinder, which lets users swipe left or right on a profile depending on whether they want to match with dates, proved to be problematic for the transgender community when it only let users identify as men or women. At a conference in June, Rad admitted the service hasn’t done enough to help the transgender community after numerous transgender users complained that they had their accounts flagged.
Tinder’s groundbreaking update comes as National Transgender Awareness Week kicked off Monday.