So, whenever I see 6’2″ or taller on a guy’s profile, it’s almost an automatic right swipe.
As a trans woman on dating apps, I’ve always made sure that guys are aware that I am transgender. There have also been many documented cases of trans women being hurt and sometimes even killed when they disclose their status to transphobic men that found them attractive, so being completely transparent is also a way of protecting myself from potentially dangerous situations.
Although Tinder, Grindr and Ok Cupid allow users to list their identity as transgender, as a trans man, trans woman, and gender queer, there has not been an explicitly trans dating app space to date.
Transdr co-founder Sean Kennedy recently introduced Pink News to the app by stating the need for an explicitly trans dating service, especially as other trans-friendly sites have closed.
As a transgender woman, my relationship with online dating is complicated to say the least.
With my accounts on Ok Cupid, Tinder, Hinge, Coffee Meets Bagel and Christian Mingle, I am subjected to the same kind of messages from Mr.
oh no who could have seen this coming ♀️,” wrote one Twitter user.App users were given the options to define as male or female, as well as female to male (FTM) or male to female (MTF).Non-binary Transdr users were forced to either define as a binary gender or “other,” which many said was unfair for a trans focused app.I usually get very forward messages from guys who just want me for my body.They view me as exotic, a kink, something new to try.“However, we care about our users very much and we have removed those terms on our official site.Also, we will remove them on the app title.” Another issue that had been highlighted by users is the lack of non-binary options within the app.“There are many imperfect places on the official site and the app.It’s a mistake.” They later added: “In the end, we decided that Transdr is only for trans people.The most important thing for a dating app is to get as many new users as possible to give its users more choices.“If we are doing well in bringing new users to Transdr, our users will be able to find the right person easier and quicker.