Lesbian dating for transgender
Part of me is tempted to say this is universal—that everyone kind of hates it. Of course, I didn’t self-identify as a woman inside—so that part wasn’t easy. Looking back, it seems dating was much easier when I was a cis-gendered female, rather than it is now that I am an out trans guy.
Plus, since I live in a small community, there aren’t many opportunities to date and less of a selection of potential partners.For Drucker, this was one of the most progressive changes made to the app.“I’m pleased that Tinder decided to include a range of gender identity keywords, because there are many different ways to identify,” Drucker wrote.But there’s no denying that the dating part itself presented fewer challenges as a cis-gendered person.The more I sit with this realization, the more I am convinced that a huge element of the challenge came from the fact that dating sites and other social media groups geared toward dating just aren't that “user-friendly” for trans people.“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.
In 2014, Facebook started letting users choose from more than 50 different terms for describing their identity.
Tinder engineers adjusted the field where a user enters a chosen gender identity to leave it completely open, giving users the freedom to enter whatever term they’re most comfortable with, rather than having a restrictive drop-down of options.
Tinder co-founder and CEO Sean Rad told CBS News that several of the company’s own employees shed light on the problem of in-app harassment against transgender users that many others in the company at large weren’t aware of.
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.
Furthermore, there tends not to be much flexibility when it comes to stating your sexual orientation.