Yes, it is extremely rare that someone fakes being transgender for profit, but it did happen to me. However, despite being a fraud, I feel like I might need time before I date another trans person. I think this experience has planted a nasty seed in my head telling me that the next trans person I meet could be faking it. I know this is transphobic to think, and I know most trans people are genuine, but it's like a worm in my ear whispering these things to me. :( Now I don't know what to do.