Even as the most well-known dating sites have adjusted their perspectives to welcome trans daters with open arms, it’s still a market aimed at heterosexual and gay and typically the language is aimed at binary gendered folks.One standout is Ok Cupid, who offers a “How Transgender Friendly Are You?When it comes to dating apps, you never really know which one to go with.And when an app is aimed at the LGBTQ community, you tend to view it with some trepidation. These are all valid questions that you should be asking, and rightly so.For instance, does it really follow through on what it promises? Butterfly, a new transgender dating app has just launched around the globe.Currently available in South Africa, Greece, the UK and the US, to name a few, it claims to protect user privacy with no swiping necessary.Unlike other dating sites, TAT isn’t trying to adjust its approach or target to make trans women feel welcome, it is trans owned and operated.
Adds Richmond, “TAT's competition is mainly from large corporate owned and publicly traded companies whose websites are highly commercial in nature.
TAT is also very inclusive and is not just for transgender people.
In addition, we saw a need to match transgender people with admirers from outside of the gay community (i.e.
These corporate sites often charge extremely high membership fees and their bottom line is monetary revenue.
TAT is different in that its owners are more interested in creating a thriving on-line community.”, to the ongoing international discussion about trans rights, it’s clear that awareness has increased.