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Dating sites or personal ads for transgendered mtf ftm

However, as I write this, it seems the tides may be turning in my favor.

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We had been flirting on Facebook for about a year and agreed that if either of us was ever traveling close enough to the other, we would meet.She drove down from New York and we had an enjoyable dinner in Philadelphia.There were definitely sparks flying, but she explained that she was just getting over a very difficult relationship and needed time to heal. We both agreed it was not our time and that there might be potential for some kind of connection at some point in the future. Part of me is tempted to say this is universal—that everyone kind of hates it. Of course, I didn’t self-identify as a woman inside—so that part wasn’t easy. Looking back, it seems dating was much easier when I was a cis-gendered female, rather than it is now that I am an out trans guy.After this notable dating disaster, I went on other dates that didn’t go as badly; but quite honestly, many people are not as open-minded as they’d like to believe.

I recall planning a couple of potential dates in which the person explicitly acknowledged being comfortable about meeting a trans person, and then would politely back out before the date even happened.

Surprisingly, we had both recommended the same place.

As we eased into conversation, she revealed that she was aware of my trans status from my profile, and while she had previously dated women and been married to a man, she wanted to get back to her “Queer roots.” As we talked, we discovered that we shared some history in the Queer community.

But there’s no denying that the dating part itself presented fewer challenges as a cis-gendered person.

The more I sit with this realization, the more I am convinced that a huge element of the challenge came from the fact that dating sites and other social media groups geared toward dating just aren't that “user-friendly” for trans people.

I planned to meet up with some trans guys who were members of a Facebook page I belonged to.