If you want to date a shemale you need to begin by learning the proper terms and there definitions before beginning your search. In most cases when it comes to dating these exotic beauties the best place to search is through an online personals site. This is true because in our society, gays, lesbians, transgender and queer people are discriminated against and that makes it difficult for them to be honest about their sexuality in public. Here are the basics of commonly used terminology and there definitions:
Bi or Bisexual: Someone who is attracted to both male and female partners.
CD or Cross Dresser: People who dress in the opposite genders clothing but are not transgender.
Drag King: A woman impersonating a man typically done for shows and onstage.
Drag Queen: A man who impersonates a woman typically done for shows and onstage. Rue Paul is a perfect example of drag queen.
FTM or Female to Male: This is a female who was has become a male through hormone therapy and/or surgery or is in the process of becoming a male.
Gay: Individuals attracted to the same sex as their sexual identity.
Hermaphrodite: Born with both male and female genitals or has characteristics of both sexes.
Lesbian: People who identify themselves as a woman who are attracted to other women.
Pre Op: A transgender person that is transitioning from one gender to another but has not had any or full sex reassignment surgery.
Post Op: A transgender person that has completed their sexual transformation from one sex to another.
Queer: Individuals that do not have any clear signs of masculine or feminine features.
Shemale: A term coined by the adult film industry that defines a male to female transsexual. In most cases the term “shemale” is considered an offensive term.
SRS: Sex reassignment surgery. A person who is post op has had SRS and now completed their transition to their proper sex.
Transsexual: Another term for describing a transgender person. It is a loosely used term that can have many definitions.
Transgender: Can be either a person born with both male and female genitals or fall under the umbrella of being a transsexual.
Now that you have a better understanding of the terms and definitions used in the online transgender dating world you are more likely to have better understand who you are looking for. Since there are so many variations of transgender people it is very important to know what terms to search for and who you are looking to meet or date.