Gauri Arora as told to Tinder:
I think our country is incredible, the best at most things, growing and developing. But we’re far behind when it comes to gender. Section 377 took 73 years to decriminalise so it makes me think why can’t we be more open and less judgmental as a society? All I really notice is judgement. Judgement for women on Tinder, judgement for women off Tinder. And I don’t understand it, it’s an app that helps facilitate so many types of relationships and should be a personal choice, why do people feel like they can police us?
However you identify or whatever your sexual preference, everyone has the right to define their own life and choose their own partners. Why do we enforce so many barriers and guardrails within which personal choice takes shape?
I am a single woman and I also have the right to explore, I get to define how to use Tinder and how to navigate life. Don’t try and define my experience. I have a problem when people try to put you in boxes.
Forget gender, we have to respect each other as human beings first, gender comes later. People don’t even understand this basic human concept, so the construct of gender is far off.