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21-Aug-2016 02:55

But not every transgender person wants to be this open.

For those who don’t disclose their trans identity online, safety and rejection are big concerns.

While he has dated some people through the site—it’s where he met the woman he’s seeing—he is frustrated with the limited ways transgender people are able to identify on the site, “because you don’t fit into these little boxes, or the people you’re interested in don’t fit in neat little boxes.” La Mon wasn't alone in his discontent.

Last year, Yeni Sleidi met a software developer named Asher Snyder who was fed up with what he calls the “Tinderification” of online dating.

Categories for sexual orientation are straight, gay, bisexual, or queer.

Users can also tell Mesh if they are interested in meeting men, women, or everyone.

The other Mesh founders, who are straight men, agreed. As soon as I explained to them why it was important, they got it,” Sleidi said.

He thinks people will figure it out anyway when they meet him.

Colleen, who asked that we not use her real name, is a 30-year-old transgender woman who has been dating online since she was a teenager.

She's in a monogamous relationship now, but before she fell in love she had an OKCupid profile that identified her as a straight woman.

This has the potential to make online dating more thorough and more fruitful, but safety and acceptance for trans people who date online may take more than an algorithm.

As La Mon noted, it all comes down to “the age-old question of when you disclose” your transgender identity.

He thinks people will figure it out anyway when they meet him.Colleen, who asked that we not use her real name, is a 30-year-old transgender woman who has been dating online since she was a teenager.She's in a monogamous relationship now, but before she fell in love she had an OKCupid profile that identified her as a straight woman.This has the potential to make online dating more thorough and more fruitful, but safety and acceptance for trans people who date online may take more than an algorithm.As La Mon noted, it all comes down to “the age-old question of when you disclose” your transgender identity.Put simply, to the straight bloke down the pub, a transgender woman is considered immediately 'undateable'.