Latest in Culture

Image credit: Associated Press

Tinder to debut transgender-friendly feature next month

Gender identity descriptions will be far more nuanced.
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Associated Press

Up until now, Tinder's gender options have been rather, well, binary. It's either men looking for women or vice versa. However, that's going to change according to Tinder CEO, Sean Rad. "There's a transgender community on Tinder and we haven't done enough to give them a good experience," Rad told the attendees at the Recode Code Conference on Thursday. To that end, the company will begin rolling out a more flexible system with which people can identify themselves and specify who they're looking to connect with. Rad did not go into much detail of how the news system will actually work, though he did confirm that the features will be implemented within the next month and a half.

This move comes as the debate surrounding transgender rights picks up. Certainly a percentage of the community will react with anger, disbelief and threats to this policy change -- you know, the manufactured rage that is now status quo for the internet. However, trans folks have just as much of a right to online love as anybody else. And given all the crazy shit that cishet people pull on Tinder, looking at you datenappers, maybe that anger is better spent in more productive pursuits.

Source: CNet
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

View
FAA: Please don't weaponize your drone

FAA: Please don't weaponize your drone

View
The best robotics kits for beginners

The best robotics kits for beginners

View
The 'Breaking Bad' movie comes to Netflix on October 11th

The 'Breaking Bad' movie comes to Netflix on October 11th

View
For Disney, it's all about 'quality over quantity' with Disney+

For Disney, it's all about 'quality over quantity' with Disney+

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr