So, whenever I see 6’2″ or taller on a guy’s profile, it’s almost an automatic right swipe.As a trans woman on dating apps, I’ve always made sure that guys are aware that I am transgender. There have also been many documented cases of trans women being hurt and sometimes even killed when they disclose their status to transphobic men that found them attractive, so disclosing my status is also a way of protecting myself from potentially dangerous situations.These guys want to chill somewhere less public or exclusively at their place so they won’t be seen with me.I have actually “dated” (if you can even call it that) some of these men, including one guy who checked his apartment’s hallway to make sure his neighbours wouldn’t see me leave his place.He spoke to us on condition of anonymity, because, well, that’s what Craigslist personals were all about. Unlike dating apps that often require being linked to a social media account, on Craigslist you could be nameless and Facebook-less.“Most people didn’t even have pictures of their faces,” our 25-year-old Craigslister says. “Usually the person I would meet would be someone unattractive or would have weird tendencies,” he says.Craiglist’s personal ads have been around since 1995, the early days of online dating, when looking for love on the Internet was heavy with stigma.
His silence told me exactly how much I meant to him.Washboard-Abs-No-Face and unsolicited dick pics that most women, unfortunately, receive. Right as a transgender woman (I was born male, but identify and present as female) adds a whole new dimension to digital dating.Since transitioning in I haven’t reacted positively to guys who hit on me in person because I haven’t mastered the art of telling them that we have “the same parts.” For the past three years, Tinder has been my gateway into online dating as a transgender woman.We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. To the millions of spouses, partners, and couples who met through craigslist, we wish you every happiness!” What is a note about happy couples doing in a move made in response to a bill to fight sex trafficking?