This New Tinder Update Includes 37 New Gender Identity Options

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Since Tinder opened operations a few years back, eager daters have built profiles around only two gender options: female and male. On Tuesday, they updated their system to include a total of 37 other gender identities in hopes of being more inclusive.

“Six months ago we discovered that the transgender community on Tinder was experiencing some harassment on the platform,” Tinder CEO Sean Rad explained. “When we initially heard about it, we were very angry.”

In response, the company regrouped and worked with GLAAD and their own transgender users to find a satisfying answer. After much discussion, they decided to include an additional 37 gender options, along with the choice to not display your gender on your profile altogether. A Tinder modification team was also put in place to ensure that transgender users aren’t unfairly reported and banned from using the app.

“[This is] an important step forward [and] a message to its tens of millions of users that transgender and gender non-conforming people are welcome,” Nick Adams, the director of Transgender Affairs at GLAAD, said. “What the app’s update does provide is the ability for people to self-identify in more expansive and encompassing ways that truly reflect who they are with a fill-in blank feature.”

Shoutout to Tinder for taking this update in the right direction. Below is the full list of gender options — and, for those who need it, their respective definitions — you can now choose from when building your dating profile. Happy swiping!

Full List of 37 “Other” Gender Identity Options:

Agender
Genderless or lacking gender. Gender neutral.

Androgyne
A gender which is simultaneously feminine and masculine, though not necessarily in equal amounts.

Androgynous
A combination of masculine and feminine characteristics and features.

Bigender
A gender identity that includes any two gender identities and behaviors.

Female to Male
A person transitioning from female to male.

FTM
An abbreviation for “female to male.”

Gender Fluid
A gender fluid experiences a combination of gender identities.

Gender Nonconforming
A person who doesn’t follow other people’s ideas or stereotypes associated with a certain gender.

Gender Questioning
A person who is exploring their gender.

Gender Variant
A person whose behavior does not exhibit gender norms of the gender they were assigned at birth.

Genderqueer
A person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both or a combination of male and female genders.

Male to Female
A person transitioning from male to female.

MTF
An abbreviation for “male to female.”

Neither
A person who does not see themselves exclusively as male or female.

Neutrois
A person who does not identify with being solely male or solely female.

Non-binary
A person who does not exclusively identify themselves as being masculine or feminine.

Other
Someone who identifies as another gender.

Pangender
People who identify as all genders.

Trans
A person who is transgender or transsexual.

Trans Man
A female to male gender transition.

Trans Person
A person who is transgender or transsexual.

Trans Woman
A male to female gender transition.

Transfeminine
A person who was assigned male at birth, but identifies more with femininity than masculinity.

Transgender
A person whose gender identity is different than their assigned sex.

Transgender Female
A person who has transitioned into being a female.

Transgender Male
A person who has transitioned into being a male.

Transgender Man
A person who has transitioned into being a male.

Transgender Person
A person who has transitioned from the gender they were assigned at birth.

Transgender Woman
A person who has transitioned into being a female.

Transmasculine
A person who was assigned female at birth, but identifies more with masculinity than femininity.

Transsexual
A person who identifies with the gender opposite of which they were assigned at birth.

Transsexual Female
A person who identifies with the female gender.

Transsexual Male
A person who identifies with the male gender.

Transsexual Man
A person who identifies with the male gender.

Transsexual Person
A person who identifies with the gender opposite of which they were assigned at birth.

Transsexual Woman
A person who identifies with the female gender.

Two-Spirit
A spiritual identity based on gender.

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