There were men who got sexual way too fast, men who had empty profiles and shady personas and men who felt they should be given a trophy for dating trans women.Last November, Tinder updated its dating profiles to allow users the option of selecting their gender identity from dozens of choices.
She even dove deep into the misconceptions that exist and potentially threaten her ability to date without conflict.
At the core of the issue is communication and specialization.
The move was widely praised as a smart, inclusive step forward.
However, critics warned that these identity options could be used to target trans women in areas that were less accepting.
However, despite this slowly rising level of awareness, there are still several challenges.
Most of the news stories and opinion pieces circulating focus on the darker side of trans life: the bathroom bills, the high rate of death among trans women, the lack of protection against discrimination and hate crimes.
Some of those issues will only dissipate with more education, acceptance and understanding from the broader population.
However, with sites like TAT, trans women can bypass a large majority of the roadblocks that they face when dating within a mixed pool of men who just don’t understand.
Furthermore, many trans women are understandably wary and vigilant about their safety as the dating world is full of cisgender men who stigmatize them.“The biggest challenge was figuring out how to market to the transgender community.