Trans dating sites
Since I identify as a trans male, and my sexual preference is for females, I have been left with only one option in the online dating world: heterosexual.My foray into the dating world began a couple of years ago while I was still fairly early in my transition.“This update shows to me that Tinder is able to see around the corner and plan for the future — the next generation will have a much more expansive understanding of gender than we do today.”These new gender options are now available to users in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
For example, not only did transgender users say they received inappropriate messages, but they were also being “reported” to the app unfairly by other users.“We started put together the ‘dream team’ around not just understanding issues surrounding the transgender community but also understanding the harassment that’s out there in the real world.”Rad said that the overriding goal is for transgender users to ultimately “get matched with people who appreciate who they are.” Beyond that, the company hopes to reduce the harassment users encounter through the app.“The least visible but most impactful thing that we worked on was through back-end algorithm moderation.Our tools were re-written from the ground up so that we could better pinpoint harassment that is happening in the platform and allow us to quickly react and delete people quickly,” he stressed.After I came out as trans (FTM), my lesbian relationship was ending, and my first instinct was to stick mainly to gay and lesbian dating sites.
Perhaps this was out of a desire to meet and connect with people in the queer community; perhaps it was because I wasn’t totally comfortable identifying as heterosexual, despite the fact that I was a man and was attracted to women.
The changes come after complaints that many transgender users were being inappropriately “reported” and subsequently blocked by other users, in addition to the reality that after matching with prospective dates or partners, many transgender users received derogatory or threatening messages through the app.