I decided to dip my toe in the murky world of the Internet Dating site. I have waited long enough for either of the 2 Hughs (Jackman or Laurie) to come knocking on my door, soaked through in the pouring rain asking if they could dry off in my front room (I may be getting slightly carried away here). Anyway its seems unlikely that they will be passing by Stoke any day soon, so I turned to the interweb thingy. I had one overwhelming criterion in choosing as site and that was it had to be free.
My first attempt was on the massive behemoth of a site called Plenty Of Fish. This is a site on which few of my friends have made some successful contacts (and a few less so). The tricky thing for someone in my position is how to compose a profile that balances my wish to come across as a normal heterosexual woman and the need to make my gender situation clear (ish). I plumped for a user name of jenny now, and in my description referred to the fact that I had been living as a woman for over 3 years. Apart from that I hoped to come across as regular girl. Well after painstakingly crafting a profile such to ensnare the most eligible men of the nation, the site failed to accept my registration. After 5 more frustrating attempts I still haven't managed to post a profile. I was really disappointed because this seemed such an accepting site and I know other girls like myself have profiles there. I'm still not sure why I can't get on. It's either because there is something about my laptop not compatible with their software or I choose to believe I am obviously so gorgeous that it is felt I will unbalance the site!
So I turned to another free site called Smooch. I posted a very similar profile and used the pic of this blog. This was last night and on awakening I checked to see if it had produced any responses. Ooooo... 2 messages in my box. One was sadly from the sites admin welcoming me. The other looked more hopeful from someone in Stafford only about half an hour away. I opened his male and looked down for his message, my first.
From : Iaco
To : jenny now
We don't want any faggots on this site
Great!! Literally hate email! I was gutted. Its been ages since I last received any real gender hate and that was when some kids spat at me about 3 years ago. Just when I started to feel part of the the human race as a whole, someone comes along to say get back in your box! Well I have reported the "gentleman" involved, but I must admit it has put me off the whole project somewhat. However I think I will give the dating game a little more time. You never know I guess. My last option failing this is to join a site I have been on before called TV Chix, which as its name suggests is aimed at T girls and admirers. I know my ideal is to be part of a regular dating site, but perhaps I need a dose of realism.
Adendum : I am sitting round my parents finishing this post and have just had my dinner. Now if the following isn't proof behold that the universe wants to put me in its place, my mum has just served up....Faggots !!!