I agree that it would be excessive to try and account for every physical & mental variation and account for them, but the fact that we don't need to account for doesn't mean we should account for nothing.
By that logic, we should have no filters at all - and you should just see everyone with no filters at all, which would be a miserable user experience no one would use.
We can debate or disagree as to if that is wise or fair to omit that, but that is different than arguing that you are entitled to that information.
You might argue that a physical disability or a person being trans are major factors for some people in terms of who they’ll date.
I don't want to debate the legitimacy of transgenderism as that's not what I'm here about and my opinions are not likely to change in that regard.
I'm open to discussing the why's and why not's, my view could be changed by a reasonable explanation of why dating sites shouldn't function this way.
That differs by person, so where do we draw the line feasibly?
Do we make every person upload a detailed profile of everything that someone might care about in a prospective partner and make the results endlessly searchable? As for feeling that trans people owe it to make it known that they are trans from the jump, I don’t agree that they should be obligated to do that.
You would not be able to filter out women who fall into this category with some sort of transgender indicator.So: transgender men and women should have their own separate designations from men and women on dating sites. EDIT: As a clarification, because I seem to have given the impression that I'm somehow obscuring a lack of interest in same-sex relationships, I do not want to sleep with a biological man - which is one more reason for the filter./u/The_Josh_Of_Clubs (OP) has awarded 3 delta(s) in this post.All comments that earned deltas (from OP or other users) are listed here, in r/Delta Log.I mean, something like that would basically put an expiration date on the relationship.I'd be fine with being a FWB with someone who's sterile, but I'd want to keep myself open to meet someone who isn't.Personally, I would encourage trans people to be up front simply for their own safety, but I don’t see why they should have to wear that info like a banner any more than someone in a wheelchair should have to put that front and center on their dating profile.Last counterpoint is, why should a trans person have to put that they are trans on their profile rather than you putting on yours that you don’t date trans people? Gender is a pretty big deal, the genders you're interested in are typically one of the first questions a dating site asks you.I'm not going to say it would be impossible for her to keep me around, but it'd be highly unlikely.It's not the same as someone who is transgender as I'm not okay with even casual sex in a same-sex scenario.Should we create separate categories for people who have autism or learning disabilities? Besides, isn’t that kind of the premise of dating sites to begin with, that the pool is diverse?They are still around, not because failed dates / matches don’t happen, but because of the possibility of finding someone who likes you for who you are, whatever that may be.