OKCupid begins rolling out new sexuality and gender options
Dating website OKCupid has started testing a broader list of sexualities and genders, allowing people a raft of new identity choices.
The website – which claims to have over 3.5 million active users – previously only allowed the choice of Straight, Gay or Bisexual for sexuality, and Male or Female for gender.
However, after calls for a broader range of choice to be available, some users have received a number of new test options.
A message from the site says: “We’re in the process of expanding gender and orientation options to build a more inclusive OKCupid.
“You’re part of a select group with access to this feature.
“Keep in mind as we continue to work on this feature: For now, editing your gender and orientation is only supported on the desktop site.”
For sexuality, the list now includes: Straight, Gay, Bisexual, Asexual, Demisexual, Heteroflexible, Homoflexible, Lesbian, Pansexual, Queer, Questioning or Sapiosexual.
The list of genders now includes: Woman, Man, Agender, Androgynous, Bigender, Cis Man, Cis Woman, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, Gender Nononforming, Hijra, Intersex, Non-binary, Other, Pangender, Transfeminine, Transgender, Transmasculine, Transsexual, Trans Man, Trans Woman, or Two Spirit.
The update is not yet available for all users – PinkNews has approached OKCupid for more details.
Fellow dating site Match.com apologised in April, after it asked bisexual customers to pay for two separate subscriptions if they want to be able search for both men and women.