Dating service for transexuals
Now though, OKCupid is rolling out nine additional sexual orientations (including lesbian, asexual, demisexual, and queer) and a whopping 19 new genders (including agender, androgynous, bigender, and genderqueer). What’s even more exciting is that you can select multiple descriptors for your gender and sexual orientation as opposed to just one for each: you can be a demisexual lesbian androgynous woman, for example.
Until recently, the site only allowed users to select from two genders (man or woman) and three sexual orientations (straight, gay, or bisexual).
Much of the correspondence I've received from FTMs expressed sadness and despair as these men felt it was unlikely that they could ever meet a partner.
The psychological ramifications of gender non-conformity are intense and can lead to feelings of isolation and depression.
Everyone else from pet owners to sports fans all had their own corner of the web to meet each other.
But there was still no special dating site catering to the unique needs of transmen.
There is a great deal of stigma attached to being a man who dates a transgender woman, even when that transgender woman is Despite the very strong incentive against putting your “transness” out front as part of your profile, an analysis of surveys revealed that 61% of transgender people tell potential partners they are transgender before they ever go out on a first date. reward calculation for a stealth, post-operative transgender woman in her 50s who has lived as a woman for 35 years, whom no one in her circle of friends has ever known as anything but a woman, is very low.
That’s right, now you can save your writing skills for your tear-jerking mini essay about the six things you could never live without.
OKCupid’s decision was probably motivated by users who boycotted and petitioned the service, asking them to create more gender options for transgender and gender non-conforming people, and more sexual orientation options for queer folks.
For some people, trying to date on OKCupid used to feel like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole — it. These new options will allow users to clearly communicate all of the specifics about how they identify without having to post lengthy explanations at the top of their profiles.
After all, why shouldn’t your online dating profile be more customizable than a Chipotle burrito?
This struck a particularly personal chord with me, as I met my own wife over ten years ago in an online group.