The Manila dating scene has been gathering momentum in recent years, which transgender women are mainly responsible for. People from all over the world flock to the capital of the Asian country to meet and date ladyboys. Ladyboy hot spots and bars abound here and all search engines point to a single place – the Makati area, home to the main red light district.
If you want to meet ladyboys, the Exklusiv Nightclub is probably the best place to go. Keep in mind that a lot of the trans people here are escorts though. That said, there is a chance of meeting someone who is actually looking for a relationship.
What is the LGBT scene like?
Club Mankind in Quezon City and the Nectar Nightclub in Taguig are two LGBT friendly clubs definitely worth visiting. There are some transgenders here even though the places are more like gay clubs. They are great venues to take someone on a date. There’s also no shortage of trans-friendly hotels in Manila for some after-hours playtime.
Is there a difference between transgender and transsexual?
There is a difference. Transgender is a general term for people who don’t express themselves in a way typically associated with their sex at birth. This expression extends to identity and behavior. While sex refers only to physical features, gender is a combination of aspects related to one’s body, one’s emotions, one’s thoughts, and one’s energy. It is the internal sense of being a man, a woman, or another gender.
On the other hand, transsexuals are people who switch the sex they were born with. A person born male can become visibly female or vice versa through surgical procedures and hormone therapy. In Manila, you will see and meet people of many unique genders.