Online dating gender
November 17, 2016 (Life Site News) — The online “hookup” and “dating” app Tinder announced Tuesday that it is expanding its “gender identity” choices for users from “male” and “female” to a total of almost 40 genders in a move heralded by the widely-distrusted “mainstream” media who regularly promote transgenderism.
The Los Angeles-based company worked directly with the LGBTQ organization GLAAD to add 37 new “gender identities,” such as “Genderqueer,” “Two Spirit,” “Transmasculine,” and “Neither.” Here is the full list of 37 new “gender identity” options for users added by Tinder, courtesy of the Daily Mail.
These individuals may have an easier time approaching people and opening up online.
Thus, it is not surprising that shy people are more likely to look for romance on dating sites (Scharlott & Christ, 1995; Ward & Tracey, 2004). As discussed, one benefit of online dating sites is access to hundreds, even thousands of potential mates—but having all those options is not always a great thing.
And even though men generally contact women more than vice versa on these sites, research has shown that a sizable minority of women do reach out to men they find desirable online, suggesting that these sites allow some women to overcome traditional gender norms that cast them in a passive role of waiting to be approached (Scharlott & Christ, 1995). Shy or socially anxious individuals often have difficulty forming and maintaining close relationships (Alden & Taylor, 2004; Davila & Beck, 2002).
Research suggests that those who are socially anxious (Green, 2001) or introverted (Amichai-Hamburger et al., 2002; Rice & Markey, 2009) feel more comfortable communicating online.
You can feel confident in your decision about which car to buy when there are only three under consideration, but if there are hundreds, you’ll constantly second-guess yourself and wonder if you could have done better.
The same principle applies to online dating: The sheer number of potential partners creates abundant choice.
Having no choices can lead to misery, but too many options can overwhelm and lead you to worry that you’ve chosen wrong. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. It is not clear why both “Female to Male” and its acronym, FTM — and “Male to Female” and MTF — are listed as separate gender identities: Agender Androgyne Androgynous Bigender Female to Male [transsexual] FTM [Female-to-Male transsexual] Gender Fluid Gender Nonconforming Gender Questioning Gender Variant Genderqueer – (“A term used by some individuals who identify as neither entirely male or entirely female” — National Center for Transgender Equality definition) Male to Female MTF Neither Neutrois – (“Neutrois is a non-binary gender identity that falls under the genderqueer or transgender umbrellas,” incorporating the following: “Neutral-gender, Null-gender, Neither male nor female, Genderless, Agender”— Neurtrois.com) Non-binary Other Pangender Trans Trans Man Trans Person Trans Woman Transfeminine Transgender Transgender Female Transgender Male Transgender Man Transgender Person Transgender Woman Transmasculine Transsexual Transsexual Female Transsexual Male Transsexual Man Transsexual Person Transsexual Woman Two-Spirit In a promotional video using actors and writers from the show “Transparent,” Tinder CEO Sean Rad said, “Everyone has the right to be who they are, and meet someone great who loves them for who they are.” But the pro-LGBTQ and GLAAD hit upon the larger significance of the change: helping to further mainstream transgenderism, which conservative critics call “gender confusion,” in American culture and throughout the world.(Rad claims that “Tinder has created more than 20 billion matches in 196 countries.”) Nick Adams, the director of transgender media programs for GLAAD (formerly the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), said, “This update reflects a growing awareness that trans people are part of the fabric of everyday life, which in turn, accelerates acceptance for transgender and gender non-conforming people." GLAAD, like many other LGBTQ lobby groups and activists and allied liberals, generally celebrates only a certain brand of “inclusion” and “acceptance.” The homosexual-transgender media organization regularly demonizes and denigrates Judeo-Christian-based pro-family groups like Family Research Council.