Tinder to address ‘transphobia problem’

Tinder to address ‘transphobia problem’

 The boss of Tinder will be swiping right for transgender people as plans are underway to make the dating app user friendly for the trans community.

At the moment, the app which has attracted 50 million people, makes it easy for straight and gay users to find their ideal partner.

But Tinder has been accused of having a ‘transphobia problem’ in its failings to recognise transgender and nonconforming gender communities, Huffington Post reports.

To fix this problem, Tinder CEO Sean Rad revealed that the app is now planning to ‘address this important demographic’ because ‘it’s the right thing to do’.

At the Code Conference in Los Angeles, he said: ‘No matter who you are, no matter what you’re looking for, you should get quality matches through the Tinder experience. There’s an important transgender (and gender nonconforming) community on Tinder who haven’t had that experience… yet.

Sean Rad speaking at the Reason Code Conference in Los Angeles (Picture: Getty Images)

Tinder boss promises to help make Tinder more user friendly for trans people (Picture: Alamy)

 

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