A web site set up to help cross dressers, transvestites and transsexuals find love with an understanding partner has been forced to close after being open only a month due to massive complaints from its customers.
"When I set the site up I thought it would be a boon to the sexually confused," said Candi Floss, a cross-dressing transsexual from Leeds who was born a woman, became a man, and now wears women's clothing. "However, the whole gender confused dating scene is, well, confused."
TV-Dating.co.ck was initially a hit among the transvestite and transsexual community, but when the dating software started making matches, things got out of hand very quickly.
"Men, who dress as women, would put down their gender as women, and request dates with women who dress as men," said Floss. "However, the women who dress as men would put their gender down as men, as would female to male transsexuals. She-males were refusing to tick either box, or ticking both boxes. The dating system wasn't written to cater for this kind of confusion."
Dates were being set up between straight men and she-males, gay men and women, gay women and transvestite men, much to the consternation of those who were meeting up.
"It was a nightmare," said Gary Jones, who prefers to be known as Gabriella. "I went on my date clutching my red carnation as arranged, only to discover that Kitty was actually Dave, a builder from Hemel Hempstead. We did have a good time, and he was very understanding of my desires, but not what I was after. Nor was I what he was after, which I believe was a small friesian."
Although most of the users of the site have been left disappointed, one couple did find true love.
"I met up with Honey," said Kevin Hilbert, who prefers to be known as Katherine. "He, I mean she, wasn't what I was looking for, but while we were lamenting the crapness of the dating site, two hunky guys came up and asked us out. Now me and Honey have found the men for us! Amazingly, neither of us even knew we were gay!"