The big advantage of using the internet to find casual fun is that you are limited only by your imagination. Whatever turns you on, you can find it online. The Transsexual (or “Tranny”) dating scene is extremely popular and growing all the time. Sites that help you find transsexual partners are cropping up everywhere, but none more popular than TSDates.
The site is clearly a cut above the competition and you know the moment you arrive that you're signing up with a professional service, if that's the right word. It's a US based site that's used all around the globe, with no less than twenty years in the business and boasting literally millions of transexual members and those that want to meet them. All very impressive and somewhat surprising considering that we felt this would be more of a 'niche' review!
Signing up is easy enough, not unlike any of the top dating sites we've reviewed. The main difference being that you're not just limited to looking for men, women or couples, but you can choose the Transsexual/ Transvestite/ Transgender option too. They also ask for some basic information about yourself, which is mandatory. Once you've completed the short registration form you're set loose inside of what is a busy, bustling marketplace.
A tour is offered after you reach the members area and we gladly accepted this; the tour helps as the site is very expansive, packed with a wide range of features like web cams (watch or broadcast), chat rooms, ongoing contests, messages, instant messaging, blogs, a magazine and a creative area.
The 'What's Hot' section is easily accessible from the main navigation and shows the most popular photos, videos, members, etc. Member photos are clearly marked as “Confirmed” where a user has taken the time to validate themselves.
Along with the standard method of searching by location, age, etc there are a number of different ways to run searches on TSDates. You can also filter members using “Kink Search”, for example, which allows you to find people to chat to based on a huge range of fetishes, each showing the number of members that have indicated an interest in the particular activity. You can also search by “New Matches”, “VIP Members” or “Members Near Me”. Finally, there is a “Hot or Not” style search, somewhat similar to Tinder, that let's you flick through members indicating the ones that you are interested in dating using a simple thumbs up or thumbs down button.
There's a lot to like about TSDates because there is a lot to do! There's a whole “My Stuff” section that we haven't even touched upon and the different search options are a nice change to the usual filtering forms. The live camera feeds are enough to keep you entertained when waiting for replies or taking a break from sending out messages and the overall community feel of the site really gives it a vibrant atmosphere.
If you're looking for the traditional and, dare we say it, boring dating site set up then this site is not for you. It's much more than a place to search for local trannies in your area. It's a quasi social network that can certainly find you dates and let you meet trannys online, but also keep you informed and entertained in between. With this much content and work put into it, it's clear to see why TS dates is the number one tranny dating website and a 'must try' for anyone looking for action in this particular corner of the dating scene.
Remember folks, no one dating site is ever likely to keep you super busy and cater to all of your needs. The best way to find local singles is to join multiple sites, even for a niche like this.