Implementing a Designated Space to List Gender Identity / Preferred Pronouns on Grommr Profiles
Proposal: that there be an a space on user profiles for listing our gender identity and preferred pronouns. More and more often these days, I run into other Grommr users who are trans, nonbinary, don’t identify as men, and/or don't use he/him/his pronouns. Designating a space on profile forms where one could list their gender identity and preferred pronouns right alongside our [weight, relationship status, body type, etc] would mean a lot to users like me who love Grommr, but get weary of being called names / pronouns that don’t suit us, or otherwise being misunderstood by our fellow, well-meaning users. A gender identity / preferred pronoun option would make it easy to signal clearly to everyone who we are right off the bat.
I think there's more than one right way to do this, but perhaps two free spaces, one each for gender identity and preferred pronoun, would do the trick. Some sites like OKCupid have gone the route of offering a long drop-down list, but why not just let us tell each other who we are in our own words?
Thank you for reading, and please upvote! If you want to talk more about this, feel free to message me on Grommr :)
-- Matt / @poundsoflove
[nonbinary ; they / them / theirs]
jay heath commented