The banned users have taken to social media to express their frustration at having their accounts suspended, with many believing that they're being discriminated against because of their gender identity.
The app has a 'report' function, that gives all users the option to flag inappropriate messages or photos, bad offline behaviour and spam accounts.
— Molly McGlone (@mollymcglone11) April 28, 2015
It appears that transphobic users are misusing the report function to alert Tinder to the accounts of transgender users, who subsequently have their accounts locked while Tinder investigate.
In a statement about the banning process, Tinder said: "Each banned account is individually assessed. If we find that a user has been wrongfully banned, then we ‘unban’ their account."
"This includes instances when transgender users are reported by others, but haven't violated any of our community standards."
Tinder currently only has male and female options for users to select when they sign up, and there's no feature for trans preferences. A spokesperson for the app said: "Unfortunately, [only being able to select male or female] can lead to some users reporting other users when they unexpectedly appear in their recommendations."
"Tinder recognises and believes in the importance of being inclusive of all gender identities and is working towards optimising the experience for everyone."
It's hard to imagine anyone going as far as reporting someone for being transgender, but according to Twitter, there's a huge number of transphobic people who think that it's ok...
It's about hit that time where I'm gonna have to start looking before I just say yes to people on Tinder, just approved a transgender person— Rohan Hester (@RPNY1991) June 17, 2013
So it turns out my friend's only tinder match ended up being a transgender #uhoh— Nick Kot (@chickswithnicks) June 13, 2013
Accidentally matched with a 35-year-old transgender woman on Tinder when I was drunk Friday night. LOL at my life. I can't handle this.— Much Frat (@AR_DreamMan) February 3, 2014
Just read the bio of some decent girl on tinder.. Pre op trans gender. 😐 pic.twitter.com/MHNzMK7Ydv— Sam (@SamTBroughton) March 25, 2014
I've become excellent at identifying transgender women on tinder.
Apparently some mistakes you only have to make once.— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) July 23, 2014
Just matched my second transgender on tinder. Fml— Dominick Bussanich (@DomBuss02) September 21, 2014
You know you've hit an all time low when you've matched a transgender on tinder...— mavanagh (@CALLaCav) November 25, 2014
"Oh hey she's hot"
*Look at profile
"Well FUCK 😅🔫"
*Unmatch— Jerome Manzano (@MANZanass_) December 18, 2014