Sleidi said that she is "very gay," and some of her transgender friends are uncomfortable using OKCupid.
From the beginning, she knew it was important to allow people to identify as queer and transgender in their profiles.
Users can also tell Mesh if they are interested in meeting men, women, or everyone.
Like OKCupid, Mesh has an algorithm that helps determine compatibility. If you specify characteristics or preferences you don’t want potential dates to have (Republican, vegan, straight), Mesh will block those people from seeing your profile.
On Mesh, people only see a trans person’s profile if they’ve already indicated they’re open to dating transgender people.
Colleen, who asked that we not use her real name, is a 30-year-old transgender woman who has been dating online since she was a teenager.
She's in a monogamous relationship now, but before she fell in love she had an OKCupid profile that identified her as a straight woman.
Going out for dinner and a movie is undoubtedly one of the most popular dates couples experience.