No one said trans dating would be easy on mainstream dating apps– but neither does it have to be super hard.
When you use the right transgender dating app, you’ll not only find a safe space on the internet that promotes tolerance and respect. Also, you’ll connect with like-minded people who are interested in the same things you are and who have had similar experiences to you.
Naturally, we know exactly how challenging it can be to find a safe and secure dating app that’s not only respectful but also has a high enough user base to make it worth your time.
This is why we’ve been hard at work testing and reviewing the best transgender dating sites that are available right now. In this article, we’ve collected together the best 8, including the likes of OkCupid, Hinge, and Her. Let’s take a look.
Best Transgender Dating Apps & Sites
OkCupid has for a long time been a champion of the LGBTQ+ community and is well-known for letting its users choose from several gender options and sexual preferences. It’s inclusive, tolerant and millions of people around the world use it.
Not just that, but OkCupid works extra hard to make its users feel safe. For instance, users can’t send you a follow-up message until you’ve replied to their first one, and you can’t chat with someone until you’ve matched with them. However, there are many advanced filters to help you find what you’re looking for.
OkCupid is free to send and receive messages, but you can upgrade your account to see who’s liked you and to get message priority (essential if no one seems to be reading your messages). Prices start out from $25 per month.
Grindr is by far the world’s most popular gay dating app that has a user base that currently exceeds 40,000,000 worldwide. People of different sexual orientations, such as gay men, trans folks, and bi-curious daters, use it to go on dates and have casual sex.
Casual sex is actually the reason most people sign-up to Grindr, and you’ll have to be ready to receive unsolicited D pics. People on here tend to move very quickly, too, and want to exchange just a few messages before meeting up.
Grindr is free to send messages, and you get as many as 100 daily matches. Premium users get as many as 600 matches each day, and you get to block people (and many people find this feature useful on Grindr).
Taimi is relatively a new transgender dating app, and therefore at the time of writing, it doesn’t quite have as many users as most other apps. However, it’s got a growing user-base of 11,000,000+ people and describes itself as “the best platform for transgender dating.”
In other words, Taimi is at least aimed solely at transgender dating. Not just that, but it’s more than just another trans dating site – it’s also a social networking, and live streaming app all rolled into one.
However, free users are a tad limited with what they can do, and there’s a distance limitation unless you upgrade your account. If you want to test it out for a week, prices start at $14.99.
Hinge describes itself as a “safe and inclusive” dating app that welcomes all genders. And while it’s a mainstream dating app that straight people predominantly use, you can use Hinge as a side app to see who’s out there.
Because there’s no search function on Hinge (it’s a swipe app), you will need to state who you are and what you’re looking for in your profile. The app also gives you tons of prompts to add to your profile (such as “worst date idea I’ve ever”), and other users can come along and respond to them – and get a conversation going.
Hinge is free to send and receive messages, and most people find they’re able to stick to the free version. However, if you want to get access to unlimited likes (free users can only like a set amount of people per day), you can upgrade for $27 per month.
Lex was formerly known as Personals. Now, it’s rebranded itself as Lex, an LGBTQ+ friendly app that’s growing a solid user-base. Open to queer, trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary daters who want to find lovers or make new friends, Lex is new, it’s sassy – and it’s very, very different.
It’s essentially a text-based app at heart that looks and feels more like an entire social community online. You can use it to find red-hot one night stands or something longer-term. It’s also a good choice if you’re new to trans dating and are looking to learn the ropes.
You can subscribe for 3 months at the cost of $25 a month or 6 months at the cheaper cost of $20 a month.
HER is widely known as the world’s number one lesbian dating app. It’s also a bisexual-friendly dating app and welcomes trans daters who can use an elegant in-app feature that lets you pin badges to your profile, such as “butch” and “lipstick lesbian.”
The app came in for a bit of criticism in 2021 after some users claimed trans people weren’t welcome. However, HER creators have reassured us that the app is for “all women, including the trans community,” and that anyone who exhibits transphobia will be banned.
You’re free to send and receive messages on HER without upgrading, but premium subscribers get to see who’s currently online, as well as unlimited likes and the ability to change their location. Prices start from just over $20 a month.
Feeld offers a fairly wide range of gender identities – including trans. It’s an alternative dating app aimed at open-minded people who want to connect with singles and polyamorous couples.
One of the reasons Feeld is so popular is because it’s one of the few explicit “polyamorous dating apps,” whereby users can either sign-up as a single individual or as a couple.
For privacy reasons, you’ll find most users don’t actually upload photos of themselves; however, while the gender divide is 70/30 in favor of males. Feeld is free to chat but upgrading your account for around $22 per month lets you see who’s liked you.
Fiorry is new to the world of online dating, and as such, it can’t claim to have a huge user base just yet. However, it’s explicitly aimed at “trans folks and their allies” and is more than just a transgender dating app. In fact, many people who sign-up use it to meet new people and make friends.
You can join as a trans person or a “cisgender ally,” and all new members can answer an introductory survey if they wish; that will help the app connect you with people that are on your level. You can also easily hide your profile from specific gender groups and ages, and you don’t have to accept all message requests. Just accept the ones you want to accept!
Sorry has two upgrade options – Fiorry Plus and Fiorry Unlimited. Prices vary according to your location, but many people are happy to stick to the free version because you can send and receive messages without upgrading.