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Winter La Mon is a 28-year-old transgender man who lives in New York City.He joined the online dating site OKCupid six years ago, about three years before he transitioned.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.In 2013, an online petition asking OKCupid to accommodate trans and genderqueer people received more than 1,000 signatures.Ryley Pogensky, the genderqueer person who created the petition, said that when he asked OKCupid about adding more gender identity options, a representative told him it would be difficult to change the site because it was built “in a pretty binary way.” La Mon has noticed that his male and female OKCupid profiles get different matches.
From the beginning, she knew it was important to allow people to identify as queer and transgender in their profiles.
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Like OKCupid, Mesh has an algorithm that helps determine compatibility. If you specify characteristics or preferences you don’t want potential dates to have (Republican, vegan, straight), Mesh will block those people from seeing your profile.
On Mesh, people only see a trans person’s profile if they’ve already indicated they’re open to dating transgender people.