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.