My Ladyboydate com is a dating site aimed at men seeking to date transgender women (ladyboys) /third gender persons.
There are a number of LB dating websites across the internet, but what makes this dating platform somewhat different is that it is centred around making a deeper connection and ultimately a loving relationship.
The concept was created by a French guy named Cyril Mazur, who is in fact engaged to a Filipino ladyboy, as they are commonly referred to in Asia.
The reason for the creation of the website was to help men connect with transsexual women on a platform that wasn't stigmatized by negative stereotypes.
In this post I will explore what makes the site very different and what you can expect once you become a member.
The term “ladyboys” is generally associated with Thailand because of the country's large community of third gender persons. However, ladyboys don't usually refer to themselves as such, and would rather be referred to as a lady (phuying).
Thailand is famous for its ladyboys primarily because of the tourist bar areas where transgender prostitutes ply their trade: areas such as Patpong and Nana in Bangkok, Chaweng in Koh Samui, Pattaya, and Patong in Phuket. There are also a number of popular ladyboy cabaret shows in Thailand.
So when people mention the word ladyboy, it is often associated with sex, either prostitution or pornography.
There's a kind of underlying tone that it's all about sex. But that's clearly not the case and many transgender persons, like other human beings, are of course seeking stable, loving relationships.
And then there are those who wish to date someone of the third gender, but are often made to feel as if it's an abnormal thing to do. They hear the jokes made about ladyboys and think they too may become the butt of the joke.
Of course, in 2020, this is quite ridiculous. The relationships that people have and with whom, as long as they aren't hurting anybody else, are of no concern to other people. People should be free to express their love in any way they choose.
And this is the approach of Myladyboydate com: to bring people together from both sides of the fence and make them feel comfortable about their choice and desire, and provide them with the best dating experience for transgender women / transoriented men.
The Best Place to Meet Ladyboys? Online Vs Offline
It is actually quite difficult to meet ladyboys. If I think about my time in Thailand, there has only been one ladyboy I have come across in a professional capacity.
She was working at a school I was studying at. Incidentally, her boyfriend had bought my motorbike on a previous occasion, and then when I saw at the school we realised we had met before. She is a lovely, warm-hearted person.
Of course I've seen ladyboys working in various shops and other professions, but she had made the full transition, and I would say the average person would not know she was born male.
So men, particularly in Thailand and other Asian countries, might find it difficult to meet ladyboys outside of the nightlife industry.
And while no one should look down on those ladies working in that industry, it isn't the safest place for a person to meet a partner, nor the most conducive to starting a proper relationship.
Moreover, not everyone wants to hang out in bars and go to discos and do the whole staying up all night lifestyle.
The large majority of people in relationships worldwide meet through work or friends, but because ladyboys make up a small percentage of the population in the majority of countries, it is of course more difficult to meet someone.
And that's why the Internet is such a great thing: because it provides a platform where people who are interested in a specific subject area or type of relationship can congregate in one place.
There are other dating sites with ladyboys like ThaiFriendly, for example, but the large majority of ladyboys on such websites are working in the nightlife industry and therefore may be working an angle, so to speak. If you're after a quickie, so to speak, try on there instead.
So I would say that myladyboydate.com is your best bet for relationship.
How to Join Myladyboydate
It's free to create your profile, review your matches and browse all the other member profiles and photos. Your profile will remain active as long as you wish, free of charge.
However, women (i.e. trans women / ladyboys) can use the full site for free, men will need to upgrade to a Premium membership in order to access some of the features (such as the ability to send messages).
I think this is a clever feature, because it stops trolls who simply want to waste people's time by sending unwanted messages and perhaps engaging in offensive behaviour from messaging members.
Tips for Filling Out Your Profile
The approval process for pictures is usually just an hour, but bear in mind that the service is based in the Philippines so there may be a delay caused by the difference in time zones.
Here's a few things to note about filling out your profile:
- Standard members can upload 16 photos, while Premium and Verified members have no limit.
- The editorial team may crop your photo or blur out the faces of other people in the background to protect their privacy. Generally the team will edit your photos so that is presented in the best possible way.
- You'll need to choose a primary photo, which will be the photo that represents your profile.
- You can upload and delete photos at any time, as long as you fall within the allocated limit.
- You can change anything on your profile at any time, but your headline and your description will need approval from the moderators. When you fill out your profile you will see to the right the rules regarding the headline and the description.
- If you’re a lady, you need to complete your profile before you’re allowed to send messages.Once your profile is complete and approved, you can send and receive messages without any limitation. If you’re a man, you need to upgrade to a Premium membership. Once Premium, you can send and receive messages, unlimited.
The cost of Premium membership is US$29.90 for one month, with advantageous discounts if you buy several months.
The pricing is a good barrier to entry and prevents those who aren't serious about finding someone from using the service.
Remember that ladies can send messages without upgrading to Premium.
Premium memberships are not renewed automatically. Your payment details are not stored and all payments are one-time payments. You will be notified by email when your premium membership is about to expire, so that you can renew. If your membership expires, you simply choose a plan and register again.
I think this policy says a lot about the transparency of the website. Most services are desperate to get your details and bill you automatically, knowing that most people forget to cancel. This way you can be sure you only pay for the time your want to be a member.
Privacy is of course of the utmost importance when it comes to using any website, particularly in the dating industry – because this is your personal life.
In the event that you want to stop using myladyboydate at any point in the future, there is an option under account settings to completely delete your profile along with all your pictures. None of your information or pictures will be stored on the system beyond that point.
Additionally, you don't need to use your real name on the website and you can use a pseudonym (username).
You can also block members from contacting you. So if a member sends you a message that you don't like, or you have finished communicating with someone and don't want to be contacted again, you can simply go to account settings and block that person.
Similarly, if you see someone engaging in inappropriate behaviour that you believe contravenes the site guidelines, you can report them.
There are report buttons on every profile page. Typical behaviour that you might report someone for would-be saying something offensive, or asking for money – both of which are against community guidelines.
When you consider that the people behind the creation of the community are a man and a transgender woman in a relationship, and you consider the conscious message behind their work, it is clearly a transparent, positive mission and an ethically minded place for ladyboys to meet potential partners, and vice versa.
The website basically operates in the same way any other dating platform does but keeps it very simple and user-friendly. It's all pretty straightforward to join and there's a helpful FAQ for any basic questions you might have.
The fact that they don't operate automatic billing means you don't have to be worried that you'll be charged for a membership that you didn't want or don't want to continue.
And the fact that men have to purchase a premium membership to send messages really does provide some protection for the women on the site – which has to be a good thing. It also means the women can almost guarantee the men have serious intent.
All in all, it gets the thumbs up.
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