According to Queerty, C. Brian Smith, a gay cultural reporter, recently wrote about straight men that are using Grindr and adding “No Guys” to their profiles to try to meet transgender women.
One straight Grindr user named Jeremy told Smith that he has had more luck finding trans women to date on Grindr than on Tinder. In his first week on Grindr, he got 101 messages; 95 from gay men, four crossdressers and two from trans women. He’s had two hook ups with different trans women since joining, saying,
“I have zero attraction to men.”
Smith got a variety of gay men’s opinions on Reddit. Some welcome the sexual diversity on a queer app, where others considered straight guys who are into trans women to be
“deep in the closet.”
That’s fucked up. As society is learning, sexuality doesn’t fit onto filing drawer labels so neatly.
Dating apps specifically for trans women might seem like the solution to some, but they’re not nearly as widely used as Grindr.
To quote (and gender neutralize) an old saying,
“To each, their own.”
(Photo, Grindr; via Queerty)