Love it or hate it, Tinder (AKA Amy Schumer鈥檚 personal amusement source) isn鈥檛 going anywhere: CEO Sean Rad made that perfectly clear at this week鈥檚 Code Conference, where he revealed some seriously exciting news that will change ERRTHANG, with the potential to make the app the best it鈥檚 ever been.


Forget the introduction of GIFs and unveiling of Tinder Social: THIS is the update the LGBTQ community has been waiting for. That鈥檚 rigggghhht: Tinder is intro-ing gender-inclusive options to enhance its user experience.

Going beyond its dated 鈥渕ale鈥 and 鈥渇emale鈥 classification model, the newly revamped app hopes to allow both transgendered and non-conformist gender users to classify themselves however they please.

鈥淔or a long time we haven鈥檛 done enough to give them a good experience,鈥 Rad reportedly said at the聽conference. 鈥淚t鈥檚 harder for them to get what they are looking for.鈥

He isn鈥檛 kidding. Just check out some of the Tweets documenting user struggles below.

Valid question, @RachelCDailey.

User @AddieVincent92 was even placed 鈥渦nder review鈥 for merely posting her profile.

Your stance was heard loud and clear, @RhiannonDrewIt! Addressing their collection concerns in his speech, Rad said, 鈥淲e have to modify our experience to address that. It鈥檚 not only good for the Tinder community, but it鈥檚 the right thing to do for the world.鈥

Pretty cool, huh? It鈥檚 definitely a step in the right direction, with the best of intentions at heart. As Dr. Samantha Allen was quick to point out via Twitter, however, some find the implication that transgender users can鈥檛 classify themselves as 鈥渕ale鈥 or 鈥渇emale鈥 disappointing:

Whether you鈥檙e for them or against them, the changes will be rolled out in the next month or two. The app is also set to start allowing users to better customize their profiles to include what exactly it is they鈥檙e looking for in a partner.

Hopefully, all of these updates will inspire other social platforms to make some revamps of their own, making online dating more inclusive for all of its users of any age or gender.

What do you think of Tinder鈥檚 big update? Tweet us @BritandCo.

(h/t Hello Giggles)