Bumble, the app that started a movement by putting women in charge when dating, announced today that it is taking steps to improve the experience for nonbinary people on its platform by expanding their opportunities to connect while dating.
The company announced today that it would be updating the member experience for matches with nonbinary people, where either person can make the first move on Bumble Date. Women will continue to make the first move in matches with men and between people of the same gender. Either person can make the first move.
“We were founded to empower women, and we want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves,” said Whitney Wolfe Herd, Founder, and CEO of Bumble Inc. “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.”
Earlier this year, Bumble released an expanded selection of gender options to support Bumble’s LGBTQIA+ community better. The company made these changes in partnership with GLAAD.
“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,” said Alex Schmider, Director of Transgender Representation at GLAAD. “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 connect authentically.“
Bumble launched as a dating app in 2014 where only women can initiate a conversation.
About Bumble app
Bumble, the women-first dating, and social networking app, were founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble connects people through dating (Bumble Date), friendship (Bumble BFF), and professional networking (Bumble Bizz). Bumble is built on equitable relationships and their importance to a healthy, happy life. They’ve made their platform around kindness, respect, and equality – and their community plays an important part. Bumble holds its users accountable for their actions and does not allow any form of hate, aggression, or bullying. Bumble is free and widely available in the App Store and Google Play.