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“If you date trans men, why don’t you just date, you know, a real man?
“You’re bisexual now,” or “No, you’re just hetero-flexible,” or even the occasional, “Are you sure you’re even queer?
” I really love doing hard things (pun intended), but demanding your partner’s gender identity be respected and supported when that very act calls your identity into question is the kind of hard-to-do that sometimes feels impossible.
Since childhood, David Kaufman secretly knew he wanted to be a woman and would even cross-dress with his mother's clothes, according to Inside Edition. But he kept fighting his nagging feelings and got married. I'm a straight woman." Danielle Kaufman told Inside Edition. This is incredibly cool." The Kaufmans are still legally married but live in separate houses.
Four years ago, while still a man, the former David Kaufman realized he was truly attracted to men and struggled with admitting his true orientation to his wife. "I just said, 'You know, I need to tell you something," Cathy Kaufman said. But last year, David Kaufman says he realized he is not actually gay — he is truly a woman. She started transitioning shortly afterward and says she stopped pretending to be someone she was not, as she had for more than 50 years.
That'd be like dating somebody because they're a small person, or had their appendix out, or a kidney stone.2) Maintaining relationships with transsexual woman can be complicated.
It takes some time to get to where she's comfortable talking about the intimate parts of her history (if she ever gets to that point is her prerogative).
We are more than an immutable adjective created by extremely privileged, long dead and buried white men.Those are not mere allegations - we know what we say because we understand how thrilling all our xxx movies are!When a California woman nervously confessed to her husband of 20-odd years that she was a lesbian, he surprised her in turn — telling her he was not a gay man but actually a straight woman.Hi OP, I'm transsexual and my girlfriend is cis, so maybe I'm qualified to give some input.While the other answers focus a lot on maybe how to be respectful of a transsexual person you're dating, let me give my experience on meeting and maintaining relationships:1) If you're hunting around for an transsexual person to date just because they're transsexual, you might have a problem from the get-go.