Indeed, nearly 20% fewer people indicated an interest in trans women than would have been expected based on the sexual identities of the individuals within the sample. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 23(2), 60-74.
Sending private messages to each other in a safe and familiar environment gives you the opportunity to get to know others gradually, before you decide whether or not you want to take things further.
Perhaps you would turn to a popular dating app and begin filling out your dating profile in hopes of finding "the one." In the process of doing so, you'd likely be asked to indicate your gender and the genders of others that you would be interested in dating.
Under these hypothetical circumstances, which of the following people would you consider as a potential dating partner (check all that apply): Our results indicated that 87.5% of the participants who were asked this very question only checked off the cisgender options and excluded transgender and non-binary individuals from their hypothetical dating pool. For many of my trans friends, the question of whether or not someone will date them after they transition or come out often weighs heavily on their mind.
Over time, dating can open up your life to new pathways you may have never considered.
With each of you bringing your own values and interests to the relationship, you can come to love again in a way that is different from what you have previously known.