Teenagers obsess about love, from crushes in homeroom and first boyfriends to picking the perfect date for prom.
I don’t think she was ever without a boyfriend, and if someone was offering me the chance to get a head start, I figured I’d better take it.Even if he does find her attractive, it could be social suicide if he acts on his feeling." She says that boys flirt with her friends but they "just whisk by me as if I don't exist." After ongoing love misses, Jazz had pretty much given up on dating. I can wait for my prince charming." But fate had other plans."I've resigned myself to the fact that it will be awhile before I experience love. In the spring, Jazz says she went on her first real date!The TV personality and activist opens up about what it really means to find love as a trans girl.While her cis-gender friends are experiencing the headiness of teen love, she feels left out.“If boys like me and I like them back then, yeah, it’ll happen.But for the most part boys aren’t really accepting of me because I’m transgender.It's almost like they are in heat, and in some ways, I guess they are. This is normal for teenage girls, unless you are transgender like me.Often, when a girl has a crush on a boy her friend will dare her to speak to him or ask for a pencil, or better yet, let him know that she has a crush. It happens thousands of times a day in the lives of teenagers everywhere. The game of cat and mouse has a whole new set of rules for a girl like me.“Let’s face it, your average straight cis-gender teenage boy isn’t going to pursue a relationship with a trans-girl.“Even if he does find her attractive, it could be social suicide if he acts on his feelings. “I don’t mean to sound harsh, and I know for a fact that there are some boys who don’t mind dating girls with male genitalia, but the majority won’t.” She admits that even teenage staples like Truth or Dare and Spin the Bottle become trickier to navigate when you’re trans. Jennings has managed to find a guy who isn’t hung up on her being trans, and is happy to see her for who she is.