TGPersonals
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Our Review

TGPersonals was founded by Mike Kasper, a New York local who wanted to put up a completely free trans-friendly dating site after experiencing public humiliation when his dating choice was exposed to his whole college. He wanted more privacy but didn’t want to pay for the membership costs of niche dating websites. Hence, he got the idea of creating a 100% free transgender dating site where users are safe and free to be who they are. He doesn’t believe that people should pay for membership when they are just trying to look for love online. He launched the website back in 1999 and continuously updated the website to provide a competent platform for its members up to this day.

Member Structure

Members
195,000 from USA
Members activity
440 daily logins
Gender Proportion
50 %
50 %
  • You get a personal profile which you can fill out
  • Over 190,000 users in the US
  • Most users are looking for something casual
  • Gay share available
  • Members are highly open-minded and vocal about what they want

The member base of TGPersonals is not limited to transgenders and gays. There are also straight males and females who are looking for a casual encounter with fellow straight users. There are also couples that are active on the site—looking for another person to join them for a night to fulfill their fantasy desires. Majority of the members of TGPersonals are looking for sex—and this is blatantly displayed on their profiles together with the gender orientation of the person they want to have sex with. This allows users to be on the same page even before they start chatting and have the same expectations. There is no discrimination in this dating site, all members are highly open-minded about different encounters and situations.

Being a free website where everyone can join, TGPersonals also has its share of fake and abusive profiles. Some female profiles lure other users to visit another site where they need to sign up and give out the details of their credit cards in exchange for a free show or photos. When you suspect a scammer or a fraudulent user account, you can report the user to the administrator by clicking the “Report user” button on his or her profile. This could potentially suspend the user’s account.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

TGPersonals Registration
  • Requires basic information
  • 5-7 minutes registration
  • Email verification required
  • No gender discrimination
  • Profile photo upload required

Signing up in TGPersonals is easy. You just need to put some basic information such as your display name, email address, username, age, gender, and your state. You would also need to put the sexual orientation of the person you are looking for and if you are looking for friendship, love, sex, or roommates. There is also a field where you need to compose a headline and an about me paragraph with no minimum characters. Once you are done, you just need to tick that you agree to the website’s Terms of Service and enter a captcha, then you are all done with the sign-up. The next step would be to verify your email address to successfully activate your account.

Making Contact

TGPersonals search dashboard
  • Matching is based on personal preference
  • Adding friends to your list lets you keep track of their uploads easily
  • Sending messages is free of charge
  • Add interesting users to your crush list
  • Different search filters available
  • Users are able to browse new photo uploads on the Photos tab

TGPersonals stays true to its promise to its members—that all features are free of charge as long as the site is running. This means that all ways to contact another member is free and made easy.

There are three main ways in how you can interact with other users:

  1. Add them as a “Crush”. This puts them on your crush list, and if you are liked back, each of you will belong to each other’s match list.
  2. Send them a message. You can do this by clicking the “Send a message” button on the other user’s profile.
  3. Add them as friends. When you get a friend in TGPersonals, you get to be updated with his or her activity on your Activity dashboard.

TGPersonals also has a blog feature where users can post entries about any subject, as long as such does not violate the site's terms and conditions. Blogs are usually used by users to strike a forum-like conversation and to meet like-minded people.

Profile Quality

TGPersonals profile
  • Profile photos and information are visible to all users
  • Profiles display only very basic information
  • Features photo galleries uploaded by user
  • Interaction buttons are accessible on the left sidebar
  • The profiles are poorly detailed
  • Profile information can be later changed

The profiles in TGPersonals feature limited details. The basic form you fill out during your signup are the only pieces of information that are displayed on your profile. This includes your headline and "about me" compositions, your age, gender, zip code, city, and state. It also shows if you are looking for love, sex, friendship, or roommates and the gender orientation you are interested in. Aside from these pieces of basic information, your profile also has the blog entries you posted, your friends, photo albums, and website activity—all on the right sidebar. On the left sits your profile photo with action buttons such as “Add crush”, “Add friend”, “Block user”, “Report user”, and “Send a message” right below it.

Most profiles in TGPersonals somewhat look incomplete. This is due to the fact that most do not upload photo albums after creating an account. The act of adding friends is also secondary as you don’t need to add a user in order to send him or her a message. Most members in TGPersonals use its Blog feature to strike a conversation, aside from, of course, personal messaging.

App

TGPersonals App
  • App is known as “transgndr”
  • Same features with the website version
  • Roulette-type matching available
  • Ads present but non-intrusive
  • App can be incompatible with most devices

The app version of TGPersonals is known as “transgndr” and is available to download in Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app has the same features as its website version except that the mobile app displays banner and footer ads. The app’s design is similar to the website—sticking to the colors of sky blue and white, with all features organized in a collapsible menu bar. When you start up the app, you are taken to the Matches tab in which your matches are presented in a roulette-type display and you have the option to either add the user as a crush or view the next profile. This feature is also available in the web version, but it obviously comes more convenient in the app.

Real Life Review

As a thirty-something male minimum-wage earner, I really have no budget for dating sites’ membership fees. But I’ve always thought that there are hardly any opportunities for me to meet a partner, moreover to find someone that is “game” for my “needs” and fantasies if I ask them bluntly on the street or a party. I don’t know, I really think that the best way to get what I want is to look online. Yet again, all niche dating sites have high membership costs and a free membership won’t get you anywhere. Then one day I heard about this absolutely free dating site that does not discriminate! I signed up and was surprised how other members were just putting on their profiles and sometimes posting on blogs blatantly what they are looking for. Being more confident after seeing those, I posted what I wanted… and I received replies asking for my location. I finally got it down with an MTF near my city. We met halfway and I probably had one of the hottest nights of my life. - Ben, NYC

Design and Usability

TGPersonals has an outdated website. This is fine as the website still has a clean design with a straightforward usability. All features are organized on the top menu bar, and all action buttons are easily accessible through all the website’s pages.

TGPersonals Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Registration
  • Basic matching
  • Messaging users
  • Posting and commenting on Blogs

Is TGPersonals expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers TGPersonals is free of charge.

The use of TGPersonals is completely free.

Special Features

TGPersonals offers one special feature in its website—Blogs. Blogs allow all TGPersonals members to post an entry about anything they like, in which other users can comment on. The Blogs feature of TGPersonals is also used by members as a forum discussion portal.

Our rating

Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
Making Contact: 4.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 2.0 / 5
App: 3.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Chris Pleines
TGPersonals is a free dating website that allows users to find exactly what they are looking for without prejudice and judgment from other users. User profiles display if they are looking for love, friendship, or sex—and even indicate the sexual orientation of their potential partners. This helps put both ends on the same page even before they start communicating. With this, TGPersonals creates a safe space for users of all sexual orientation to find love, friendship, or sexual encounters. However, if you think TGPersonals is not for you, you can check out our Matchmaker category and read more about our test winners.

FAQ

Facts

Who owns TGPersonals?

TGPersonals is founded and owned by Mike Kasper.

How does TGPersonals earn?

TGPersonals does not generate income.

Can all genders join TGPersonals?

Yes, TGPersonals caters to people of all genders and sexual orientation.

Membership

What do I need to create an account?

You only need a valid email address and some personal information.

I live outside the US, what do I enter on the zip code field?

You can leave the zip code blank.

Is there premium membership in TGPersonals?

No, all features of TGPersonals is free to use.

Usability

How do I send messages?

Under every user profile, there is a ‘Send Message’ button which when clicked, would allow you to compose and send a message to that particular user.

How do I reply to messages?

You can view your messages in your inbox. There is a reply button on each of the message.

How do I upload more photos?

You can create a new album in your profile or through the photos tab.

Does TGPersonals have email notifications?

You can enable email notifications on your account settings.

Why did my messages disappear?

You may have encountered a scammer whose account was suspended.

How do I permanently delete my account?

You can permanently delete your account in your account settings.

Can I recover a deleted account?

Unfortunately, once you delete an account, you cannot retrieve it.

What is MTF?

MTF stands for Male to Female Transgender.

What is FTM?

FTM stands for Female to Male Transgender.

Security

What security features does TGPersonals offer?     

TGPersonals enforce privacy policies and terms of usage. Failure to abide by these rules would get any account suspended and banned from using the website again

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Infos

Adress:2600 South Road Suite 44-226 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
E-Mail:mike@tgpersonals.com