In the new era of online dating, apps and websites are making strides for inclusion. OkCupid just announced a new feature that contributes to that socially-conscious effort.
The dating app has just launched a dedicated space for members to share their preferred pronouns. In developing the feature, OkCupid teamed up with GLAAD to ensure that it will properly represent and empower LGBTQ users. In the past, they've expanded features to include 13 sexual orientations and 22 gender options.
"One of the main reasons I was drawn to working at OkCupid was because it was one of the few mainstream dating apps that felt more inclusive, and I felt I'd be able to express my own identity fully and openly within the workplace," says Rowan Rosenthal, the OkCupid employee who designed the feature. "As a gender non-conforming person, I wanted to ensure the product that I work on everyday empowers the LGBTQIA+ community."
The new feature rolls out September 10 on OkCupid.