OkCupid rolled out more gender-inclusive options for the dating app making it one of the only mainstream dating apps to have the option besides Grindr.
Users can now choose between he / him, she / her and they / them pronouns to display on their profiles. OkCupid already offers 13 sexual orientations and 22 gender options.
Anyone who does not choose male or female at sign-up will be given the option to choose their pronouns. Users who choose male or female can also display their pronouns but it will only be offered once they have already signed up and are editing their profile. The option will also be available to anyone who doesn’t identify as straight.
Product designer Rowan Rosenthal, who uses they/them pronouns, told the Verge they often had first dates where Rosenthal’s date would refer to them as “she.” However, OKCupid didn’t have a space for pronouns so they couldn’t blame their dates for not knowing. Rosenthal says the option “helps people move past and mitigate the situation.”