Cross dressing and dating
Despite the slowly turning tides, dealing with these potential partners is difficult because I often have to serve as both a therapist and a teacher. He was very much interested in me, but it took a few months for him to admit the full extent.
I vowed as I left his place in the middle of the night that I would never put myself in that dangerous of a situation again.
And even though I now make sure people know my identity before I’m alone with a potential partner, there are still some aspects of this interaction that seem to show up in my dating life no matter how many precautions I take.
Despite one pervasive misconception that transgender people transition for the approval or acceptance of future sexual partners, when I transitioned there was nothing about the forthcoming experience that assured me I would be seen as desirable. But when you’re trans, it’s hard in a completely different way.
There's always Craigslist for local connections - but sites like One of my most known attributes in the trans-community is that I never “out” anyone about they're dressing - even if they piss me off.
Everybody knows this abut me & because of that fact, I’ve had an abnormal number of high-profile persona's share the fact that they privately dress when able.