But at the center of it all, “trans men and women are just like anyone else. However, thanks to a host of complicated issues, being loved is easier said than done.”Especially for trans women, navigating the dating scene is difficult.
The conversation in which she reveals that she’s trans is always looming overhead, threatening to swoop in and ruin all chances of compatibility and chemistry.
Most of the news stories and opinion pieces circulating focus on the darker side of trans life: the bathroom bills, the high rate of death among trans women, the lack of protection against discrimination and hate crimes.
For instance, does it really follow through on what it promises? Butterfly, a new transgender dating app has just launched around the globe.
Currently available in South Africa, Greece, the UK and the US, to name a few, it claims to protect user privacy with no swiping necessary.
Even as the most well-known dating sites have adjusted their perspectives to welcome trans daters with open arms, it’s still a market aimed at heterosexual and gay and typically the language is aimed at binary gendered folks.
One standout is Ok Cupid, who offers a “How Transgender Friendly Are You?