Coming from a community that is often misunderstood and even feared by some, it’s not surprising there aren’t a lot of ways to meet other like-minded crossdressers. Crossdressers are often private people and may not be immediately forthcoming about their crossdressing interests. As such, this makes it more challenging for others who are trying to find friends who share the same passion of dressing. However, finding crossdressing friends does not need to be hard. Thanks to the rise in popularity of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many others, meeting new people has become easier than ever before. Here are some helpful tips for meeting other crossdressers both online and in person.
Use social media
Social media sites can be a great way to connect with other crossdressers. There are a number of social media websites and apps that are known to be easier to meet other crossdressers. Some social media apps that are popular within the crossdressing community include: – Facebook: Facebook has a large crossdressing community. This is largely thanks to the app having very lax restrictions on what can be posted. As a result, you’ll find a lot of helpful information, plenty of articles and advice, as well as other members of the community who are more than happy to interact with you and answer any questions you might have. – Reddit: There are a variety of subreddits dedicated to crossdressers. These are great places to meet other crossdressers and discover new information about the community. – Tumblr: Tumblr is a blogging website that often features user-generated content. It has a large crossdressing community and is a great place to post about your interests, ask questions, and even start up an online blog about crossdressing.- Instagram: Instagram has a vast crossdressing community. Instagram makes it easy to meet other gorgeous crossdressers through their hashtag feature. For example you could search “#crossdresser” and find hundreds of instagram posts and users to reach out to.
Attend crossdressing events and gatherings
Depending on where you live, there may be crossdressing events and gatherings in your area. A quick Google search should turn up any nearby crossdressing events, meetups, and gatherings. These gatherings can provide a great opportunity to meet other people who share your interests. Many of these events are held at bars, cafes, or restaurants. If you are nervous then attend the first one in ‘drab’/guy clothes so you can just check it out to see if it is a good fit. Be sure to read the event description carefully to see if it’s the right event for you. Some gatherings will be exclusively for crossdressers while others may be more inclusive and also include trans people, drag queens, fetish enthusiasts and even people who are just curious about crossdressing to attend. We know a good number of clients who use Fetlife.com to find friends. Fetlife is primarily a social network for fetish and kink but you will find many crossdressers have a profile on there.
If you are in the tri-state area then always checkout the Events Posting in the Glamour Boutique blog that is updated every month.
Find a local support group
If you are looking for support from other crossdressers in a non-judgemental setting we recommend trying to search for local support groups. The best way to do this is to find your nearest LGBTQ center and see if they offer any support groups. If you don’t have any available in your area, or you do not feel comfortable going in person there are also online support groups. These groups can be a great way for new crossdressers to learn and meet others who are in the same situation as them. You’re likely to find that you have a lot in common with some members or can easily connect with them. Here in NJ we have multiple groups with one of the best one’s being https://pathwaystg.org/ in northern NJ. It happens to be run by a good friend of GB’s.
Don’t forget the importance of communication!
As you may have noticed, many of these tips are focused on meeting other crossdressers in person. While it’s nice to meet people in person, the most important thing to remember is the importance of communication. Even if you meet other crossdressers online, it can be very helpful to talk with them on the phone, or via text message. This allows you to get to know them and form a better bond. The best way to make friends is face-to-face, but it’s not always possible. As with any friendship, the most important thing is communication. This means you should always be open and honest with your new found crossdressing friends. This is true especially when it comes to crossdressers, as many members of the community are often closeted and may not feel comfortable sharing their feelings with others.
If you are in a part of the country where you are finding difficulty locating other crossdressers then reach out to the actual community. A great place to start is the forum site https://www.crossdressers.com/forums/ where you can post a thread to find other crossdressers and groups in your location.
Finding crossdresser friends can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Using these tips, you can meet other like-minded ladies. Meeting friends is important, as they can help you feel more comfortable while exploring your crossdressing interests. There are many ways to meet other crossdressers. You can meet them online through social media, at crossdressing events and gatherings, and through support groups and LGBTQ centers. No matter which way you choose, meeting new friends can be challenging, but it’s worth it!
Have you struggled to meet other crossdressers? What is your go to way to meet others within the CD community? We’d love to know what you think! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page. And be sure to check out more great tips and articles on our blog!