ICYMI: Either person who identify as non-binary can now make the first move on Bumble Date
The ABCs of gender is one that’s constantly evolving, and global brands and companies want to take part in the conversation. Bumble, the app that revolutionized dating by allowing women to take charge, confronts traditional gender gaps by providing a safe space to make dating as inclusive as possible.
Bumble wants to improve the experience of dating for members who identify as non-binary or genderqueer. Through new, helpful features, they’re expanding opportunities for individuals to connect on the app.
The company has announced late July that they will be updating the member experience for matches with non-binary people. Now, either person can make the first move on Bumble Date.
Founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd notes, “We were founded with the intention of empowering women, and we want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves.” She adds, “As part of that mission, it’s important that we continue to update our platform to help create an inclusive community where everyone can feel comfortable.”
Since its inception in 2014, Bumble has continued to listen to their users to help shape a safe, equitable dating environment. Case in point, earlier this year, the dating app expanded selection of gender options to better support Bumble’s LGBTQIA+ community, in partnership with GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).
Alex Schmider, Director of Transgender Representation at GLAAD, shares, “We worked closely with Bumble to build a roadmap toward the opportunity for people of all genders to more fully express themselves and be seen by others on the app.”
He adds, “People can choose to share their gender directly on their profile if they want to, which can be an important part of self-expression and respecting people of all genders. We are proud to help guide Bumble as the company continues to pursue product updates that make its app a more inclusive and welcoming place for people to authentically connect.”
Bumble is in the business of empowering people to form healthy and equitable relationships created around kindness and respect.
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver