Trans people are better than other LGBTQ+ people at communicating on dates

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Dating App Hinge’s first-ever LGBTQ+ dating report has found that transgender people are the best communicators on dates.

The report, titled “Beyond the Talking Stage,” found that 71% of trans daters plan to discuss whether they want a monogamous or non-monogamous relationship before they meet someone in person.

The authors of the report explained, “Given the higher likelihood of encountering misunderstandings about their identities, including assumptions about their relationship preferences and gender expression, trans people often intentionally communicate their desires and expectations early on.”

“Ultimately, these conversations ensure their date is someone who will celebrate who they are for who they are.”

The study also found that trans daters have higher communication expectations of the people they are dating than other LGBTQ+ people – with more trans people expressing the desire for their date to confirm on the day of the meeting and text when they are on the way.

“I can’t stress enough the prioritization of trans joy and safety/survival,” said artist and writer Bay Davis in the report, “and that starts with us being willing to take up/make that space for ourselves and accepting nothing less. Know what your worth is. Be unwavering in what you deserve. Know that you’re in control of the conversation.”

It seems communication is a challenge in the LGBTQ+ community as well, as 57% of Hinge LGBTQ+ daters said their biggest dating challenge in 2022 was lack of communication.

Other findings from the report include the fact that bisexual daters are three times more likely to have never had a queer dating experience than other LGBTQ+ daters and also that it is seven times more important to queer daters that they feel comfortable around each other than that they talk about the future.

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