Most of us grew up with simplistic understandings of sex and gender. Mainly that there are only two sexes, male and female, and only two genders, man and woman. For trans or gender non-conforming people, the sex that they were assigned with at birth may not align with the gender that they know they are. This makes dating even harder for them than it is for cisgender people. There are also many misconceptions about the connection between sexual orientation and gender. Many believe that trans people transition so that they could have more socially-accepted, heterosexual relationships, but this is far from the truth.