Finding love using online dating apps and services can be tough, and even dangerous for anyone who’s not straight and cisgender (those who don’t identify as transgender).
Yes, there are apps for gay men, like Grindr and Scruff, and one for queer women called Her. Enter Thurst, a dating app for queer, trans and gender non-conforming people.
I’ve reached out to both Tinder and Hinge about safeguards for trans people using their apps and why they don’t offer other ways for people to express their genders.
I’ll update this story if I hear back from Tinder and Hinge.
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That goes for trans women of color who get unreal levels of harassment and violence on dating platforms and apps.” Thurst, which is currently in beta, hopes to launch early next year.
A couple of nights ago, Bromell pitched Thurst at Tech Crunch’s NYC Meetup and Pitch-Off and ended up winning second place.This includes instances when transgender users are reported by others, but haven’t violated any of our community standards.” Still, Tinder only offers two options for gender identification: male and female. But Tinder isn’t the only mainstream dating app that’s guilty of excluding trans people.Hinge, another popular dating app, also only offers “woman” and “man” as gender options.Of the well-known dating apps, OKCupid is one of the few doing it right.Last year, OKCupid added expanded options for gender to include choices like transgender, gender queer and androgynous.You’ve gone out a few times, and there are all these questions going through your head that you don’t quite know how to approach.