How to Adjust Which Genders You Are Interested in on Tinder

Without a doubt, one of the most helpful functionalities of Tinder is the ability to filter out your matches. What’s the use in swiping through men if you’re only interested in women? And why waste your time checking out cuties who live too far away for you to realistically date? But arguably, one of the most important factors that come into play with dating is your sexual orientation. If only you could express your orientation to get more compatible matches, right? Now you can, thanks to a new Tinder rollout. Wondering how to use Tinders new Orientation feature? Fret not, Ive got you covered.

Sexual orientation is nuanced, and thankfully, Tinders Orientation feature, which launched on Tuesday, June 4 (just in time for Pride Month, FTW) allows you to select up to three orientations. There are nine possible options to choose from, which include straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, demisexual, pansexual, queer, and questioning. Then, you get to choose whether or not you want to display that information openly on your profile. Either way, the orientations you select will guide the app’s algorithms in showing you matches that you may be more likely to swipe right on.

So, how does it work? If you’re already using Tinder, simply hit “Edit Info,” select “Orientation,” and add one to three terms that you identify with. Then, youll have the option to either display your orientation(s) or keep that info private. If you’re downloading the app for the first time, you’ll be prompted to include your orientation while setting up your profile. The best part? You can also change your discovery preferences to prioritize people of the same orientation.

As the conversation around sexuality broadens and society gradually begins embracing the idea of sexual fluidity, it’s high time for dating apps to encourage users to be fully and authentically themselves. And Tinder’s recent survey revealed that a whopping 60% of LGBTQ+ millennials would be interested in dating apps that make it easy to express their sexual orientation. By allowing users to express their orientation, Tinder could potentially increase the odds that those users connect with people they’re actually a good match with. Not only that, but according to Tinder’s survey, 64% of adults identify as LGBTQ+ online or in a closed group before formally coming out, and a staggering 78% admit that doing so gave them the confidence they needed to then formally come out offline. In other words, empowering people to express their orientation on a dating app could serve as a stepping stone to bravely acknowledging this aspect of their identity IRL.

And this isn’t the first time that Tinder made an effort on the inclusivity front, either. Back in 2016, Tinder overhauled its gender identity approach, which at the time, only allowed users to select “male” or “female.” The app partnered with GLAAD to add 37 additional gender options, including “transgender,” “trans man,” and “trans woman.” While users still aren’t able to identify their pronoun, orientation is a noteworthy step in the right direction. Before the roll-out of this feature, users were only able to select a preference for “men,” “women,” or “both,” — and now, they can be far more specific in what they’re looking for.

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Introducing Orientation on Tinder

We worked closely with GLAAD to introduce Orientation on Tinder. And we know that it will continue to evolve and change, just like sexuality. If you have feedback about the update or would like to see more sexual orientation terms added to Tinder, simply send us a note to [email protected] We want to hear from you.

To edit or add more information about your sexual orientation on Tinder, simply edit your profile. When you tap “Orientation” you’ll be able to select up to three terms that you feel best describe your sexual orientation. From there, it’s totally up to you whether these are displayed on your profile or not.

How to Adjust Which Genders You Are Interested in on Tinder

Tinder automatically uses your Facebook’s “Interested In” section to figure out your sexuality and assign you appropriate potential matches. However, you may need to adjust these settings yourself (for example, if you’re “Interested In” section is not set, or is private). Luckily, the app makes it fairly easy for you to do so. You can fix this yourself through your Tinder app’s Settings page.

Tinder’s New Orientation Feature Allows You To Express Your Identity & Swipe Smarter

And this isn’t the first time that Tinder made an effort on the inclusivity front, either. Back in 2016, Tinder overhauled its gender identity approach, which at the time, only allowed users to select “male” or “female.” The app partnered with GLAAD to add 37 additional gender options, including “transgender,” “trans man,” and “trans woman.” While users still aren’t able to identify their pronoun, orientation is a noteworthy step in the right direction. Before the roll-out of this feature, users were only able to select a preference for “men,” “women,” or “both,” — and now, they can be far more specific in what they’re looking for.

Sexual orientation is nuanced, and thankfully, Tinders Orientation feature, which launched on Tuesday, June 4 (just in time for Pride Month, FTW) allows you to select up to three orientations. There are nine possible options to choose from, which include straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, demisexual, pansexual, queer, and questioning. Then, you get to choose whether or not you want to display that information openly on your profile. Either way, the orientations you select will guide the app’s algorithms in showing you matches that you may be more likely to swipe right on.

So, how does it work? If you’re already using Tinder, simply hit “Edit Info,” select “Orientation,” and add one to three terms that you identify with. Then, youll have the option to either display your orientation(s) or keep that info private. If you’re downloading the app for the first time, you’ll be prompted to include your orientation while setting up your profile. The best part? You can also change your discovery preferences to prioritize people of the same orientation.

Without a doubt, one of the most helpful functionalities of Tinder is the ability to filter out your matches. What’s the use in swiping through men if you’re only interested in women? And why waste your time checking out cuties who live too far away for you to realistically date? But arguably, one of the most important factors that come into play with dating is your sexual orientation. If only you could express your orientation to get more compatible matches, right? Now you can, thanks to a new Tinder rollout. Wondering how to use Tinders new Orientation feature? Fret not, Ive got you covered.

As the conversation around sexuality broadens and society gradually begins embracing the idea of sexual fluidity, it’s high time for dating apps to encourage users to be fully and authentically themselves. And Tinder’s recent survey revealed that a whopping 60% of LGBTQ+ millennials would be interested in dating apps that make it easy to express their sexual orientation. By allowing users to express their orientation, Tinder could potentially increase the odds that those users connect with people they’re actually a good match with. Not only that, but according to Tinder’s survey, 64% of adults identify as LGBTQ+ online or in a closed group before formally coming out, and a staggering 78% admit that doing so gave them the confidence they needed to then formally come out offline. In other words, empowering people to express their orientation on a dating app could serve as a stepping stone to bravely acknowledging this aspect of their identity IRL.

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