Date: 2017-12-12 21:56
Because of our tester’s age and orientation, our reviews are necessarily skewed toward people who are straight and on the side. But other demographics — LGBT people, middle-aged or older people, people in small rural towns, and so forth — are trying to find potential dates in inherently smaller pools of people. In a 7567 academic paper , researchers Michael Rosenfeld and Reuben Thomas termed those smaller pools thin dating markets.
Grindr currently has twelve ‘tribes,’ and for some people this just is not enough. Researching this article I ended up talking to androgynous and ‘genderqueer’ users who had placed themselves under the label of ‘transgender’ as it was the nearest they could find to what they wanted to call themselves—like Nick Fuentes, a 78 year old, proudly genderqueer freelance casting director who has recently moved to New York from Austin.
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Grindr’s ‘tribes’ function has been wonderful for users like Fuentes, but now they want more groups included. “Why wouldn’t you want more? I feel like it’s treading dangerous territory when we say we need less,” said Fuentes with a laugh. ‘Leapolitan’ said there was one way that apps could improve her experience: “Come up with a term for men who date/love transwomen.”
One last piece of advice from Dolor: “It’s best to keep your profile action-driven, so talk about things you enjoy doing, not the personality traits you possess. Ultimately, positivity is key.” Still need help? Ray, Dolor, and other matchmaking services and online-dating experts can be great resources.
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Of those men using Scruff who identified as being interested in trans users, one, “Keith,” was very open about their interest in trans users being a fetish. To him they are “a unique person, having both masculine features with (most of the time female genitalia.)”