There is no shortage of dating apps designed to make it easier for people to meet, but rarely do they guarantee a safe space for everybody. They frequently fail to protect people from harassment and hate speech, or from getting their accounts unfairly banned.
This is especially true for members of the LGBTQ+ community, and even more so for transgender and genderfluid people, who have to deal with all sorts of prejudices and insults — as well as people that care more about what’s in their pants than who they are as people.
The joy of making friends and dating is to meet people we like for who they are, not just for what they are. With all the networking and dating apps out there, few have taken the necessary measures to make a space safe that’s comfortable for everyone.
LGTBQ+ people often complain that after setting their preferences, the wrong people keep slipping through their filters. No matter what they do, on most apps they still find themselves swiping past an endless series of profiles that don’t fit what they’re looking for.
Another problem plaguing networking and dating platforms is the total impunity with which transphobic users can harass trans people, and at the same time, get them unfairly banned. Transgender and genderfluid users often get reported for no good reason besides the fact that they’re not cisgender.
That’s where Fiori comes in. Fiori wants people of all genders and sexualities to find each other on a platform prioritizing respect among its users. All users are required to use a phone number or a social network when setting up their account, making it more difficult for users to come back to the site after they’re banned for improper conduct.
At the same time, in order to get banned, a special moderation team has to review the reports before making a decision. This protects people from getting their accounts canceled for no other reason than their gender. It also ensures that harassment, hate speech, and the fetishization of trans users has no place in the Fiori community.
Fiori has also made sure that their free plan isn’t too limited — a common drawback of many dating apps. With Fiori, users get full access to all the services from the moment they open an account.
With respect and safety as the foundation of this new networking app, cisgender allies, trans and non-binary people are free to be themselves and meet new friends and partners.
Fiori is a dating app for transgender people and their allies. Interested in more? Click here to download the app!