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However, these sites often have their own pitfalls: unintuitive interfaces, binary gender options, and, perhaps most limiting of all, few active users.(During my numerous visits to Asexualitic at multiple times of day, there were typically five to seven members online; I never saw the number on the homepage hit double digits.) ACEapp, which launched on Android in June (with pending i Phone and web versions), has a slightly slicker look and a nonbinary gender option, but its pool of users is even smaller than that of other ace-centric sites The app has around 12,000 members, 40 percent of whom live in the US, says founder Purushotam Rawat, a 20-year-old college student from India studying computer science.Ok Cupid director of product Nick Saretzky acknowledges that infrastructure changes like these aren’t simple — but that they are important nonetheless.“It [was] very complex to change a dating app that had been around for 10 years, and [we] were aware it would be a pretty significant investment in terms of time and money,” Saretzky said by email.
Although the representative adds that “everyone is welcome on Tinder,” these aren’t welcoming options, especially on an app with a reputation for fostering hasty hookups rather than lasting relationships.
“But it was the right thing to do to create an experience that worked for everyone.” Although Ok Cupid doesn’t include aromantic options or every gradation on the ace spectrum — including various combinations of romantic and sexual identities — it’s still ahead of the game when it comes to actively including ace users. It probably only matters if it comes down to their bottom line.” Tinder offers multiple gender options and allows people to select an interest in men and/or women, but that’s where the choices end.
“You have this one dating app that’s leading the way around gender identity and sexual orientation,” Cerankowski says. There are no identification or filtering options for aces, so if you want to identify as asexual or aromantic, you have to work around the app’s existing infrastructure.
Among mainstream dating services, OKCupid stands alone in acknowledging aces.
In November 2014, it added expansive dropdown options for gender and sexuality, including asexuality and demisexuality.