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Tinder finally lets users select their sexual orientation on the app

/ 04:38 PM June 05, 2019

Just in time for Pride month, Tinder has introduced sexual orientation options to the platform so that users can both select their sexuality as well as how their matches are ordered.

The online dating service announced Tuesday that it has partnered with GLAAD, an American company dedicated to promoting inclusive representation in media, to give users the ability to select their sexual orientation on the platform.

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While the company expanded the selection of genders that users can identify as back in 2016, the change did not allow people to see the orientation of their matches; this led to issues like lesbians being matched primarily to men.

As of Tuesday, users can select up to three terms that they feel best describe their sexual orientation which can then be optionally displayed on their profiles.

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Additionally, this update will let users decide in what order their matches are presented to them, including an option to display “people of the same orientation first.”

This new sexual orientation feature will be rolling out in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, India, Australia and New Zealand throughout this month. RGA/NVG

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