Even as recently as five years ago, transgender people and those interested in dating them had a tough time meeting online. Slowly but surely, this is changing in a positive direction, and trans dating is becoming easier. There are so many apps for transgender dating out there now that it can be difficult to decide on the best one. This article lists some excellent options.
Sites like Lucky and Zoosk are simple and straightforward. Signing up doesn’t take more than a few minutes and both sites are anonymous, which can be appealing to many. Lucky supports all sexual orientations.
Zoosk currently has four options: man seeking woman, woman seeking man, man seeking man, and woman seeking woman. However, its online dating platform is very sophisticated in that it features a “Behavior Match Algorithm”. The site’s layout is clean and user-friendly, making it very popular with young people across the globe. It has actually become the most popular platform among single transgender people with the largest member base.
Grindr started as an app and there is still one, albeit backed by a number of platforms. There is a lot of original content, a vast dating pool, and options to indicate what kind of relationship you’re looking for (casual, long-term, etc.) Users include trans women, straight men and women, gay men, and others who are interested in dating a transgender person.
An obvious contender for the top spot, this international platform targets transsexual women and transgender women who are looking for long-term relationships. It’s one of the safest apps on the market with outstanding security measures.
Queer women of all orientations are welcome on Fem. This app is unique in that video profiles are encouraged. However, they are by no means mandatory, and group chats are a possibility too.
Albeit not being designed specifically for transgender people, this app has more than 12 sexual orientations and 20 preferred pronouns to choose from. On OkCupid, you can answer questions about your preferences and dislikes so you have a better chance of meeting a suitable partner. The app has a feature that indicates potential partners in percentages.
Plenty of Fish
While users here can’t choose non-binary options, Plenty Of Fish seems to be a well-developed app with tens of personality-related questions to help people meet their match.
Hinge works by connecting people to friends of their friends on Facebook, so if someone you know has a lot of trans friends, it can be really helpful. If not, then it’s not likely to be.
FriendFinder-X is an adults-only app and website catering to transgender persons. Its members are representative of a very wide variety of sexual orientations. The site is more focused on casual dating than love and relationships. It is definitely THE option if you’re looking for a one night stand.
Coffee Meets Bagel
Coffee Meets Bagel is changing and coming to accommodate users from the transgender community. After signing up, you’ll find this app features the typical swipe-left or right setup. There is one thing that makes it unique. Users are sent one high-quality match per day, called a bagel, which you can classify as “pass” or “like.”
You have a week to decide whether to chat to the person after that.
One element of Coffee Meets Bagel that can be off-putting is having to choose a gender (red lips or mustaches) for yourself and your potential match. Bisexual people can choose both.
Apart from these, there are many other helpful apps out there. We wish you luck in your romantic endeavors!