For the second time in just over two months, users in Europe and the United States saw their matches deleted, were prevented from logging in, and found their messages unsent.
— Jean (@elsicario12) November 15, 2016
The service was up and running again shortly before 4:00 AM EST, but many users reported that matches and conversations disappeared. While some took this as a sign, others took to social media to express their despair over the issue.
— Benjamin Meine (@BenMeine) November 15, 2016
— chelsee (@sadmoonfacegal) November 15, 2016
One user humorously tweeted at the company suggesting that they do not think that she deserves love.
— brit brit (@bwackk_) November 15, 2016
However, the International Business Times reported that the glitch is not permanent, and users can get their potential dates back if they logout and log back in multiple times.
The dating app unveiled a new feature on Tuesday, allowing users to select from more gender options. Previously, the options were just “male,” or “female,” but now there is a third option which features a box for users to input anything they wish, as well as to choose from nearly 40 autofill options including two-spirit or pangender.
— Tinder (@Tinder) November 15, 2016
“Part of keeping it simple means that there will not be hyper-specific ways to decide the gender of people you want to see. Women can’t choose to see only cisgender men. Gender fluid people cannot seek only other gender fluid people. It’s men, women or both,” Time Magazine detailed.
The company suggests that if you are shown someone who is transgendered and you are not interested, you simply swipe left.