Open from the start
Everyone on Butterfly is interested in dating transgender people so you don't get that difficult dilemma, do you tell a new potential partner that you're trans at the start or after a few dates. The pressure is removed, allowing you to focus on meaningful and exciting connections.
International media are also interested in our efforts to transform transgender dating, here are a selection of outlets that have featured Butterfly.
Respectful trans dating
Many transgender dating apps and sites fetishise transgender folk. At Butterfly we feel this is very wrong. Our mission is to educate the cisgender users that use terms like shemale, heshe and shehe that they are not acceptable. Expect to see some software developments in the pipeline to addresses this very soon. For a full review of Butterfly please see a comprehensive write up on Dating Advice.
Transgender first dating
From a technical standpoint a transgender first app requires flexibility of profile creation. A comprehensive set of gender options and sexualities with no constraints on how that can be applied. In many dating apps, once a gender has been set, it is fixed, Butterfly allows its members to change gender and sexuality options at any time. A profile can be adapted as a person goes through their own transition.
Privacy and security is important in any app but more so on an app where users may be marginalised for their gender or sexuality. Butterfly incorporates the following:
Agender, Androgyne, Bigender, FTM, Gender Fluid, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Questioning, Gender Variant, Genderqueer, Intersex, MTF, Pangender, Transgender,, Transgender Female, Transgender Male, Transgender Person, Transsexual, Transsexual Female, Transsexual Male, Transsexual Person, Two-Spirit.
In combination with the following sexualities:
Straight, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Asexuality, Demisexual, Gray-asexuality, Pansexual, Queer, Private.