I’m confident about being trans, and my philosophy about dating as a trans woman is I bring up my trans status as soon as possible.And sometimes it will be as simple as mentioning, ‘Oh I just got off a Lifeline call.’ Because I was a volunteer coordinator for them.
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Or I’ll say, ‘Oh I was working with this youth person and they’re trans,’ and then I can segue into saying that I’m trans, too.
I feel the person out about it, and I do that quickly.
As much as I love sharing my dating stories, there are a lot of experiences that I haven't had.
That's why I'll be talking to people with a broad range of experiences to see how things are different — and how they're the same. I’ve been doing a lot of advocacy work and speaking out on trans issues lately.It’s not a dominating conversation when you’re dating somebody, but if they’re not fully on board and aware of what’s going on, they’re not worth my time.”I’ve spoken to trans individuals who don’t like feeling like they “need” to disclose something like that upfront. Now, some will give you the option to list a trans status, but I don’t believe it belongs there.Does it bother you that you feel like you have to disclose your trans status so early in a relationship? That said, when I’m meeting the person, I believe it’s about my time and my feeling this person out.There's no reason you should have to do all that leg work when we can do it for you.So, each month we'll test drive the latest dating apps and report back on what's worth your time.So if someone just says, ‘Hey baby,” and expects me to go on this diatribe about myself where I reveal everything, that’s not who I am.