Ladyboys are well-known in the capital city of the Philippines and have been enticing travelers for many, many years. A lot of American men come to Manila because of the prospect of dating a ladyboy, but that begins with finding one.
Google is an obvious place to start. There are many ladyboy dating sites and you can also try international sites like Craigslist.
Hospitality and sweet smiles have made Manila the popular destination that it is, so if you want to date a transgender, you need to show them the same.
It’s not difficult for a Western man to date and build a relationship with a Filipino ladyboy because Filipino culture is Americanized and many speak excellent English. The country is super-connected and it seems like everyone has grown up with the Internet. Filipino ladyboy dating sites are probably your best bet because they cater to transgender women who are looking for a serious relationship and filter out sex workers.
The bar Mixed Nuts is a popular place to meet and take transgender women on a date. It caters to men who are attracted to ladyboys. Some of the regulars are American men who have been coming here for many years. The bar has a number of regular performers, some of whom are post-op, others – pre-op. One patron, who asked to remain anonymous, said that albeit being over 50, he still didn’t know how to categorize his sexuality. He is not gay because he’s not attracted to men. He likes women and trans women. He guesses that makes him bi.
Transgender women in the Philippines often complain about disrespectful treatment. Violence and discrimination against trans women remain common in Manila. American transgender activist, TV host and writer Janet Mock writes about the disrespectful ideology saying that transgender women are not worthy of being seen, are shameful, and must remain a disposable and invisible secret. Please make a note of this and avoid disrespectful behavior if you want to or are already dating a trans woman in the Philippines. If you’re from the US or Canada, go about everything as you would if you were dating a woman back home who was born female.