Yes I’m a transgender woman, but it doesn’t mean the people I date actually respect or treat me like a woman. Maybe they fancy me, but they don’t always respect me, and treat me the way I should be treated. Here’s what I wish people know about dating me and other trans girls.
Don’t see me as a fetish or a novelty
A lot of men see me as a kind of fetish. I went on a date recently, and the guy said, “Ah, I’ve never dated a trans woman before”.
He went on to say he’d been wondering how I’d tucked my “penis” away. When I told him I have a vagina, he replied, “Oh my god, no way.”