Our goal is to change trans dating from a daunting experience into something fun and positive.We are committed to creating an atmosphere where trans people feel more secure and in control. We cater to people throughout the gender spectrum with an extensive list of genders and orientations available for creating your profile and searching for matches. With an ever-expanding community and tools custom-made to fit your needs, Trans is quickly becoming your #1 choice for finding that special someone.“Thurst pretty much came out of a frustrated conversation with friends, joking about how horrible OKCupid was, for queer folks in general but especially for women and trans folks,” Thurst Co-Founder Morgen Bromell told me.“We were talking about our various experiences on Tinder and realizing there wasn’t actually a space to exist and feel completely comfortable, and safe to interact with people and try to date at all.” Earlier this year, trans people on Tinder reported that they were getting banned from using the app because of their transgender identity.I'm not implying that trans* folks are particularly kinky, but some are and it's a place where you can find both discussions, friends, and events of a related nature. Trans is a premium transgender dating site designed for, and by, members of the transgender community.He joined the online dating site OKCupid six years ago, about three years before he transitioned.
It has a much more varied approach to self description for it's members and a large number of subgroups and message boards based on particular interests.
I’ve reached out to both Tinder and Hinge about safeguards for trans people using their apps and why they don’t offer other ways for people to express their genders.
I’ll update this story if I hear back from Tinder and Hinge.
Ryley Pogensky, the genderqueer person who created the petition, said that when he asked OKCupid about adding more gender identity options, a representative told him it would be difficult to change the site because it was built “in a pretty binary way.” La Mon has noticed that his male and female OKCupid profiles get different matches.
While he has dated some people through the site—it’s where he met the woman he’s seeing—he is frustrated with the limited ways transgender people are able to identify on the site, “because you don’t fit into these little boxes, or the people you’re interested in don’t fit in neat little boxes.” La Mon wasn't alone in his discontent.
Yes, there are several TS dating sites, not all of them are worth joining though.