Meet Erin Anderson, the 22-year-old who recently transitioned from male to female and found love with a man who rejected her before her transformation!
Erin Anderson first approached a 28-year-old man named Jared Norris, on Facebook. She knew him and thought of him as cute, so added him as a friend but Jared didn’t respond.
Two years later, Erin had transitioned after having breast augmentation and hormone replacement therapy. It was then that she and Norris reconnected. Norris liked one of her pictures on Instagram after she had come out as a woman. So Erin sent him a message with her number and within five minutes, she got a message from the man she liked and they started talking. The next day was Erin’s birthday which they celebrated together and within a week they were officially dating each other on facebook.
Erin admitted that she had dated some before Jared but was never in a serious relationship because her partners were scared to tell their family and friends that she was a trans. Her boyfriends would tell her that they really liked her but couldn’t risk their family knowing that she was trans and that was what hurt her the most.
However, Jared was different. He was open about Erin’s transition from the beginning. He told his family that she was trans and everything and he didn’t care what other people thought.
Erin and Jared have now been together for two years and are going strong, but things were never too easy for them. After officially coming out as a couple, Erin and Jared received abuse and even death threats.
Jared explained that it wasn’t really well known that he was dating a trans woman at first, but when everyone found out, it was a big shocker. He received a lot of death threats online with one guy saying ‘I will beat you up f***’.
He also received comments like ‘I hate you’, ‘You’re disgusting’, ‘You’re dating a dude’ and other comments,”.
But the couple did not let the haters get them down. Jared and Erin ignored what others thought and focused on their love for each other.
Today, Jared is proud of his beautiful girlfriend who is willing to be herself and now he often jokes about how he had rejected her two years prior to getting together. Now, whoever questions his relationship he just says that “love is love”.