Previously, trans users on Tinder were either overlooked or wrongfully banned.
Rad acknowledged these past oversights last week at Recode's Code Conference, stating, "There's a transgender community on Tinder, and we haven't done enough to give them a good experience," CNet reports.
We reached out to Tinder to see what exact changes it plans to make around the recently announced update.
Tinder will soon take a major step toward inclusivity.
CEO Sean Rad announced on Thursday that the app plans to expand its gender and dating options to better serve the transgender community within its platform.
The company has been working with LGBTQ advisors and transgender activists, including Andrea James, to meet its trans users' needs — as well as those of other users.
The dating app has already incorporated a particularly progressive feature: STI-testing assistance via a clinic locator built into the app itself.
But ladies, if you're attracted to men, fancying a trans guy doesn't suddenly change your sexuality. Sometimes that's enough for a trans man to feel comfortable and surgery isn't necessary.5. Someone could be in the process of waiting to get on testosterone, or have their own reasons not to be on it. It's understandable to feel nervous before your first time with a trans guy... I'm always camping it up and am not afraid to be feminine! being with a trans guy is really just like being with any guy.
Our bodies change on testosterone treatment to become more masculine. I am really comfortable with myself as a guy, so I often joke about my transition with my girlfriend and friends. Many people are unaware that the clitoris grows into a small penis on testosterone, and there is a surgery that works to enhance what you have naturally, called the metoidioplasty.