Happy Fourth! This has nothing to do with the 4th of July, but enjoy!
In a fit of frustration, I posted this to Craigslist a few nights ago, right before I went to bed:
SUBJECT: I’m going to regret this, aren’t I?
BODY: What the hell does a trans woman have to do to get laid around here? Or even just go on a date with a nice gal who isn’t crazy? I’m pretty confident that I’ll get some obnoxious replies to this, but what else is new?
Maybe I’ve spent too much time in the performing arts community (lots of gay guys, sadly fewer gay girls) but I’m sick and tired of A) seeing all my friends have these seemingly delightful little hookups and flings while I stand on the side, alone, and B) seeing all of these attractive, articulate, interesting women when there’s no possibility they’ll sleep with me! Or even date me. Or make out drunkenly in a hut tub.
And I’m sorry I’m trans. I really am. My dick has given me many pleasurable orgasms over the years, but it’s definitely not the equipment I’d have picked if given the choice. And surgery is scary, expensive, and means I might never be able to orgasm again. (Put that in your pipe and smoke it!) So I get that while, politically and ideologically, we should be able to “see beyond what’s between our legs,” that’s asking for a lot back here in reality. So I’m not offended if my being trans means you, the one reading this post, is not interested in dating me. I understand that we’re all attracted to who we’re attracted to. (I will be offended if you’re a douche about it, though.) But I begin to feel like there’s a vast queer woman conspiracy out to keep me celibate when I strike out again and again and again.
I want to know how you have time for all that conspiring. Must not be getting a lot of sleep, making evil plans and plots.
So why am I posting this, instead of going to bed? Because I’m frustrated. I’m disappointed in what has – thus far – been a lack of dating prospects. I’m horny as all hell, and jealous of all my stupid friends with their stupid relationships and stupid hookups.
(I’m usually not this bitter. It’s just been a long week and I needed to vent. I am actually looking for cool people to date/hang out with/hook up with/ride me with a strap-on/this just went to a weird place/I’m going to pretend I didn’t say those last few things/look a grumpy puppy!
I was expecting to get either no responses, or a few obnoxious responses about how trans women aren’t “really” women and should stay out of the W4W section. Instead, I received:
- Five requests for a date, a few of which I think I’ll actually respond to
- Four requests for coffee or just to hang out, likewise with a few of which I think I’ll actually respond to
- Three propositions for sex, including one from a husband and wife who decided including graphic pictures of them having sex was appropriate
- Two emails just with encouragement or well-wishings
- One email with a question about why I transitioned if I’d have an easier time finding women as a man (which got a suitably snarky response)
- One email which said I should have just “stayed a man” (which got ignored)
But a much better response rate than I expected! Stay tuned for more Adventures in Craigslist!