In order to spare my fellow trans women from the often harsh reality of our attempts at finding love, I wish the people who dated us would keep these things in mind: Save the Bedroom Talk For the Bedroom.Christine Jorgenson was a World War II veteran, but ask anyone familiar with Jorgenson and they’ll be surprised.
It’s one of the many reasons why I personally choose to openly state that I’m a trans woman on my tinder profile. Trans women aren’t likely to change our sexual orientation after transitioning.I Googled everything I wanted to know as I came to terms with my gender identity, so spare the textbook talk with a Google search, a book, or an actual classroom.There are vast amounts of tools for knowledge — don’t be afraid to use them.Know what labels are respectful to us and which ones aren’t. “Wow, I would have never known you were a man — you look just like a woman!” or something similar isn’t a compliment — it’s just rude.
Those of us who were attracted to women before transitioning are still likely to remain attracted to women. Dating us doesn’t even mean you have to be bisexual.