Last November, Tinder updated its dating profiles to allow users the option of selecting their gender identity from dozens of choices.

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In a post for Huffington Post’s The Blog in 2015, Torraine Futurum detailed the types of men she constantly encountered there.

There were men who got sexual way too fast, men who had empty profiles and shady personas and men who felt they should be given a trophy for dating trans women.

Especially for trans women, navigating the dating scene is difficult.

The conversation in which she reveals that she’s trans is always looming overhead, threatening to swoop in and ruin all chances of compatibility and chemistry.

Furthermore, many trans women feel they must take whatever they can get because the dating world is full of cisgender men who stigmatize them.“Trans women are taught to feel grateful for any scrap of affection we receive.

I’m relegated to the role of teacher and therapist in my dating life,” wrote Buzz Feed contributor Raquel Willis.In “The Transgender Dating Dilemma”, she detailed the difficulties of dating as a trans woman of color.She spoke of the positive and negative reactions to her reveal./PRNewswire/ -- A localized online matchmaker service for the disabled community is now available from Dating VIP, the world leader in specialized online dating sites.Dating VIP's Disabled is a 24/7, worldwide site specializing in disabled dating meeting, correspondence, and matchmaking.Most of the news stories and opinion pieces circulating focus on the darker side of trans life: the bathroom bills, the high rate of death among trans women, the lack of protection against discrimination and hate crimes.