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Tinder adds gender options other than male or female


Tinder has started giving users the option to select a gender other than man or woman.

The online dating app said its latest update allows users to type a word that describes their gender identity.

The company, based in West Hollywood, California, said in a blog post that users can also choose to be shown in searches that best reflect that identity.

Tinder said it did not have "the right tools to serve our diverse community in the past, but that changes today".

It added that people who believe they have been wrongfully removed over their gender selection are being invited back.

The app was set up with input from GLAAD, an organisation that monitors media and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.