Men are afraid of being labeled gay, or doubting their own masculinity, if they have sex with a transgender person.
Treating an already marginalized population as a special case further adds to the perception of transgender people being part of an “untouchables” caste.
Indeed, the acceptance of the violence visited on transgender women based on non-disclosure has a chilling parallel in “honor killings” of women.
However, the risk of being just another fetish is said they would be open to dating a transgender person, while 65% would never consider it.
There is a great deal of stigma attached to being a man who dates a transgender woman, even when that transgender woman is Despite the very strong incentive against putting your “transness” out front as part of your profile, an analysis of surveys revealed that 61% of transgender people tell potential partners they are transgender before they ever go out on a first date. reward calculation for a stealth, post-operative transgender woman in her 50s who has lived as a woman for 35 years, whom no one in her circle of friends has ever known as anything but a woman, is very low.
Disclosing you are transgender comes with a steep penalty; very few straight people are willing to date a transgender person, period.
The odds aren’t great with dating within the LGB community, but scarcity is its own problem.Nor does an individual have to provide a complete list of whom they have slept with, when, and what acts they have performed.Nor is there a legal requirement to list surgeries you have had.This effect is magnified for transgender women in have become the primary way of meeting other people, and the number of queer spaces and “gay bars” is falling accordingly.Putting that you’re transgender right up front in your profile might cut down on the number of responses, but it also reduces the chances of “jerks and surprises.” just an item to check off someone’s sexual bucket list.” “Chasers” present something of a dilemma too: sometimes they represent the only potential attention a transgender woman might receive in a rural area.would consider dating a transgender person, and 44% would not.