Tinder Introduces Sexual Orientation Feature in Partnership with GLAAD

In time for Pride Month, dating and hookup app Tinder has teamed up with GLAAD to introduce a feature that allows users to select up to three sexual orientations, reported Gay Star News.

The feature will also allow users to prioritize matches based on orientation preferences after a study done by the app found that almost half of the LGBTQ community said that online dating made it easier to explore their identity

“We want all of our users to feel empowered expressing who they are while connecting with new people – and we’re always working to make that easier for our users on Tinder,” said Tinder’s CEO Elie Seidman. “Dating apps are invaluable platforms for connecting the LGBTQ community, and we’re beyond proud to continue our efforts, in partnership with GLAAD, to improve the community’s experience on Tinder.”

The app is also working with Munroe Bergdorf, a trans rights activist and model.

“As a trans woman, dating is something that hasn’t always been easy, especially being pansexual,” Bergdorf said. “However, dating apps have really helped me on this journey. Tinder has been a place of acceptance and the new development that allows me to add my sexual orientation – and choose to see others who identify in the same way before anyone else – is a huge step in the right direction for the LGBTQ community.”

If users wish to add their sexual orientation to their profile, they can go to Orientation under Edit Info. From there, they can select up to three of the nine sexual orientations and whether they wish to display this information on their profile. If they want to see users with their same sexual orientation first, they can choose to do so under Discovery Preferences.

The Orientation feature will roll out to iOS and Android users this month.