Although that depends on the partner I’m with and what circles they travel in.”Why do you mean? If I’m dating someone who identifies as a female, then they are already generally identifying as queer, or else they wouldn’t be dating me.
So they’re already into queer circles, and there’s a lot less exposition that I have to do about what trans is.
So if someone just says, ‘Hey baby,” and expects me to go on this diatribe about myself where I reveal everything, that’s not who I am.
And when I’m with the person, in person, I’ll put them on the spot with it and see how they react.
And that’s part of the reason why I’m 32 and I’m not in a relationship. “I wanted to be a daddy or a parent even before I transitioned.
But I knew I never wanted [my transition] to destroy a partner’s life.
READ: Tinder is Now Embracing the Transgender Community According to the survey, 65 percent of adults say they would not have a relationship with a trans individual, while 12 percent say they are open to it and 23 percent are undecided.
While more women than men (14% versus 10%) were open to a relationship with a trans partner, 28 percent of women versus 18 percent of men were unsure.
The results of the survey are very telling of where society as a whole is on understanding trans identity and people.
I’m confident about being trans, and my philosophy about dating as a trans woman is I bring up my trans status as soon as possible.
And sometimes it will be as simple as mentioning, ‘Oh I just got off a Lifeline call.’ Because I was a volunteer coordinator for them.
On certain sites, like Ok Cupid where you’re able to write in longer profiles and descriptions about yourself, I’ll put it in the actual profile description.
But it’s not the first line, and it’s not the last line. It’s a good barometer for me of who actually reads my profile, because if you read it all the way through, you would have found it.“I firmly believe that with dating apps especially — and that’s the only way people date these days that I’m aware of — you get out what you put in.As much as I love sharing my dating stories, there are a lot of experiences that I haven't had.