An column by Psychology Today lamented about the findings of a study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships titled “Transgender exclusion from the world of dating: Patterns of acceptance and rejection of hypothetical trans dating partners as a function of sexual and gender identity.” found that 96.9% of straight people do not include transgenders in their hypothetical dating pool. the study asked:
“Regardless of your current relationship status, imagine for a moment that at some point in the future you were to find yourself single and looking. Under such hypothetical circumstances, which of the following people would you consider as a potential dating partner:
- a cisgender woman
- a cisgender man
- a transgender woman
- a transgender man
- a person with a non-binary gender identification”
Evidently, the results weren’t good for trangenders. Karen L. Blair, the researcher behind the study, noted that only 3.1% of straight people were willing to date a trans person, which means only 3.1% of straight people think you can date a transgender and still be straight or are willing to engage in a situation that is technically heterosexual but homosexual according to politically correctness ie(man dating a girl that thinks she’s a man). Another way to word this is that 96.9% of straight people only want to date the opposite gender. Another way to look at this is a straight person willing to date a transgender person is over two standard deviations away from the average. People under the gay umbrella were only included transgenders in their dating pool only 55% of the time. Men who identify as women were the least favored according to the study. Karen Blair lets on that the results were more “disappointing” than she anticipated.
Indeed, nearly 20% fewer people indicated an interest in trans women than would have been expected based on the sexual identities of the individuals within the sample.
Need For More Education
The intentions of the study were made clear in Blair’s column in Psychology Today. She wants to actively improve dating prospects for transgenders. This study was performed with SJW intentions.
One reason for this may be that individuals with queer or bisexual sexual orientations are already looking beyond gender in many ways when selecting a person to date.
The tone of this sentence reads as though progress has been made by homosexuals, but Blair continues by trivializing procreation, employing gnosticism, and pulling the hate card.
The published study did not ask participants for the reasons behind their responses, so future research is needed in order to understand more about what leads to inclusion or exclusion. For example, some may only want to date people whom they can procreate with, others may not fully understand what a trans identity means or entails within a dating relationship, and some may simply hold negative views towards the transgender community.
Overall, it would appear that the most important step moving forward in terms of increasing the dating prospects for transgender and non-binary individuals is improving general knowledge and understanding concerning the diversity of gender identities and what each identity means. Furthermore, increasing accurate media representations of trans and non-binary people, as well as finding ways to increase contact may also be promising, as other research has found that contact with, and additional knowledge about, transgender individuals can effectively reduce trans prejudice.
The goal of the study seems to have been to demonstrate a need to educate people on transgenderism.
Worldviews and Logical Conclusions
Despite media blitzkrieg and pride months, straight people and almost half of gay people are unconvinced by transgenderism. If people believed that a man can be a woman trapped in man’s body, then that person would believe they are still straight if they fornicate with said person. Therefore the proportion of straight people who would include transgenders in their dating pool should align with the portion of the sample that has a stated affirmation of transgenderism. But this is not the case because people, if they say they believe in transgenderism, aren’t willing to take their own beliefs to their logical conclusions.
It’s the same as sanctuary cities not wanting to accept illegal immigrants. All the media and academic promotion only in the world, and 96.9% of straight people still don’t really believe in transgenderism.
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