Everyone is welcome on Tinder.
Starting today, no matter how you identify, you can express your authentic self on Tinder.
To edit or add more information about your gender on Tinder, simply edit your profile. When you tap “I Am” and select “More” you can type a word that describes your gender identity. You can also select to be shown in searches which best reflect your identity. All users have the option to display their gender on their profile, as well.
More choices. More voices.
Every new person in your life expands your horizons in some way. Inclusion and acceptance drive this expansion, and we want Tinder to reflect the world that surrounds us every day.
No one will ever be banned from Tinder because of their gender. We haven’t had the right tools to serve our diverse community in the past, but that changes today. In addition to this new feature, we are learning to be a better ally to transgender and gender non-conforming communities by allocating additional resources to our support team, which includes educating our staff about the challenges facing these communities.
We know that we haven’t been perfect in the past. If you believe you were ever wrongfully removed from Tinder because another user reported you unfairly due to your gender, we want to invite you back to our platform. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your Facebook profile. Our team will review your request and work to grant you access to Tinder.
This is just one step in our efforts to make Tinder a more inclusive community. We built this feature with the help of our transgender and gender non-conforming users and consultants, including India’s oldest LGBTQ organization working for the health and human rights of the LGBTQ community since 1994, The Humsafar Trust and LGBTQ author and inclusion advocate, Parmesh Shahani.
We welcome your feedback and are committed to making Tinder the best platform for meeting new people – for everyone.
Users identifying outside the binary, for more assistance and access to the clinical and counselling unit of The Humsafar Trust click here. You can also call their helpline 022 26673800 to talk their resident counsellors and doctors. Issues include coming out, acceptance, anxiety, depression, relationship and sex- reassignment.
For LBT persons seeking support, Umang, the LBT support group of The Humsafar Trust, based in Mumbai provide community support spaces to Lesbian women, Bisexual women and Trans*persons (LBT). Services include mental health counselling, legal support, community support and events.
They also have a helpline number whereby they accept counselling calls from Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 8.30 pm. The helpline number is +91 9930095856. You can call or Whatsapp them and stay up to date on activities and events and for information on additional resources in cities outside of Mumbai.