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“Our main focus is pretty much security and safety,” said Bromell.
A couple of nights ago, Bromell pitched Thurst at Tech Crunch’s NYC Meetup and Pitch-Off and ended up winning second place.
Tinder is trying to make itself more accessible to transgender users.
The dating app, which is owned by Match Group (mtch), is adding gender options and more dating preferences in the next month or two.
What seemed to be happening was that transphobic people on Tinder were reporting those transgender users on the app.
“Everyone is welcome on Tinder,” a Tinder spokesperson told Business Insider in June. If we find that a user has been wrongfully banned, then we unban their account.
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“Thurst pretty much came out of a frustrated conversation with friends, joking about how horrible OKCupid was, for queer folks in general but especially for women and trans folks,” Thurst Co-Founder Morgen Bromell told me.