"Tinder's diversifying of gender identification is in line with how people are living their lives and preparing for a future generation that will not conform to the rigid binary that we've been accustomed to", said Drucker, who admitted to having a boyfriend though not ruling out someday using the app.
Lees also expressed concerns that people may abuse the gender search function.
The CEO says the company retrained its moderators and algorithms to better detect this type of harassment and that the company will now have a "far more aggressive" policy for banning users that violate its harassment policies.
"Gender is a complex conversation-it's an ongoing dialogue", Rad stated, referencing Tinder's progress on the matter. For example, a transgender male can choose to show up in Tinder's network to male users or female users, depending on their sexuality. "All people, including trans people, can find the person that they love". "That is going to end". It says people who believe they were wrongfully removed over their gender selection are invited back to the platform.
Tinder's moves come after three months of focus-group testing and working with transgender community leaders.
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"Dating is one of the major frontiers in our movement, and one of the issues I focus on", she said. Users can exclude transgender or gender non-conforming people, or choose to match only with them. That chips away at that shame that leads to harassment and violence.
Obviously, Tinder's update and their enhanced training won't fix these risks and these problems-which are, after all, more deeply rooted in systemic issues regarding gender-but their efforts to normalize and raise exposure to trans people feels like a genuine effort to at least address these things. It will still be up to individual members to decide whether and how to include their gender identity as part of their profile.
There will be more than 35 suggested genders from Tinder in the new update, including "Gender Fluid", "Two-Spirit", "Pangender" and "Neither".