You might have seen my other thread about discovering that I'm very attracted to men that happen to be trans men / FTM. I think (hope) it's only a matter of time before I go on a date and I don't want to be one of those ignorant wankers who asks stupid questions, so if it's alright, I might ask a few here. I really want to just treat them like every other man I've dated, but I don't want to say/ask anything unintentionally offensive with regards to their past or their lives. I'm curious to know things like: Do you generally not tell anyone (that you were born in a female body) unless they ask? For someone who is comfortable in their (new) body, are there any other things to do with gender identity or sexuality that you struggle with? What kinds of discrimination, misconceptions, assumptions or ignorance do you face day to day if any? What effects do hormones have on you other than growing facial/body hair? What would happen if you stopped taking hormones? I assume most trans men prefer male pronouns? Is it rude to ask: Did you always know you were a boy/man / born in the wrong body? (Is it just like asking a gay man when they realised they were gay?) When did you start transitioning? When did you first start dressing like a boy/man and how did it make you feel? When did you have your surgery? Are your parents supportive of you being trans and/or gay? Have you changed your gender on your passport / birth certificate etc..? How did you choose your male name? What was your birth name? Feel free to add any more (perhaps common) questions that I should NOT ask. And any that would be really good to ask as well. Any terminology that I shouldn't use as well. Sorry again if any of this is offensive. Peace be with you all.