The popular dating app, Tinder, has been trying everything to offer its users the best possible experience. To enhance the matches to the users’ profiles, Tinder has added a new feature that allows the users to pick out their sexual orientation as well.
The app allows you to choose three of the nine initial options, straight, bisexual, gay, demisexual, asexual, queer, pansexual, and questioning. Another additional feature of the app is that it allows you to choose if you want your preferences to show up or not on your profile.
Wondering what will happen to your profile, since this feature was just introduced? Easy, all you have to do is edit your profile. Existing users can edit their profiles. For all those who are just joining the app, all they need to do is select the options and their performances while they get onboard.
This all-new future is rolling out for Android as well as iOS. Furthermore, the features will be rolled out in the areas of US, India, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Ireland this month. Although the app used to allow the users to choose who they wanted to see, the options include men, women or both, the app even added the gender option this month in order to improve the user’s experience with the app.
This will be the first time that Tinder considers the orientation of a person. With this feature being rolled out, the app wants to help users feel comfortable in being who they are. Rich Ferraro, GLAAD’s chief communications officer, says “This feature impact will be felt by those who find it hard to be who they want to be on online platforms.”
Tinder is following in the footsteps of OKCupid. Unlike Tinder, it allows the users to opt out of being seen by gay or straight users.