Caitlyn Jenner is so not swiping right! The LGBTQ advocate talked dating during the Sunday, March 20, episode of E!’s I Am Cait, revealing that she isn’t ready to be seen publicly with a man on her arm. Meanwhile, Caitlyn’s best friend, performer Candis Cayne, proved just how hard dating as a trans woman can be after getting stood up.
Candis Opens Her Heart to Trans Men
Poor Candis! Caitlyn’s main squeeze landed a hot date in New Mexico, but she was rejected at the last minute. “My online dating experience so far has been dismal,” she told the camera. “Honestly, I feel kind of embarrassed. I’m alone waiting for somebody with a drink, and nobody’s showing up. It’s insulting. Why am I doing this to myself again?”
Candis later confided in friends, saying, “I’m sick and tired of men who feel like they have the upper hand on trans women. F‑‑k you. I’m sorry, I’m over it.”
But wait! Here are two pieces of good news: 1) Candis worked through her frustration, thanks to a therapeutic bonding session with some “silky chickens.” Because, yes, silky chickens are a thing. And 2) She flirted with a hunky trans rock climber, who inspired her to think outside the dating box: “He’s really beautiful,” she said. “I should maybe open myself up to a bigger pool of guys that I’m willing to date.”
Inside Caitlyn’s Dating Life (or Lack Thereof)
Is Caitlyn ready to hit the town with a new guy? Nope, not even a little. The former Olympian got major cold feet during a salsa lesson, when she refused to dance with men: “I am not comfortable with doing this,” she said during the class. “Having a bunch of guys here so we dance with guys. That ain’t happening. That picture’s gonna go all over the world, and I don’t want my kids to see that.”
Caitlyn ended up telling Candis that she’s scared of rejection, saying she sees men “want to have sex with you, but then they don’t wanna be seen with you.” She also worried about her daughters, explaining, “I think it would be confusing for them and I don’t want to confuse them.”
To be fair, Caitlyn did try to chat with a guy in Chicago, but their conversation was limited to real estate. Not exactly romantic.
Caitlyn Becomes DMV Official
Finally! Caitlyn received her new driver’s license in the mail while in New Mexico, complete with a female gender marker. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian even helped Cait get a good photo, a moment that was huge for her. “For Kourtney and Kim to come in and be at my side, and to have that process done for me, was really important,” she said.
As thrilled as Caitlyn was to get her new license, she was also sad to let Bruce go. “It’s almost like a whole part of my life, like kinda throwing old Bruce out the door,” she told her friends, while tearing up. “He was a very good person. Did a lot of good things in his life. And sometimes, I feel like maybe he didn’t deserve to be gone.… Not that that old person was a bad person, he just wasn’t me.”
Kylie Jenner Has a Major Wardrobe Malfunction
Raise a glass for Glamour magazine’s Woman of the Year! Caitlyn flew to New York City to accept her prestigious award, but was disappointed when her youngest daughter, Kylie, flaked on the red carpet. “She’s had a wardrobe malfunction, so I gotta do the red carpet all by myself,” Caitlyn said. “And to be honest with you, that is very scary.”
Kylie told Caitlyn that her dress “ripped all the way down my ass” and risked exposing her unmentionables. “My vagina was out,” she deadpanned. “Not my boob. Not my butt crack. My vagina.”
Well, you can’t argue with that.
This Road Trip Isn’t All Fun and Games
While Caitlyn took on the concrete jungle, her friends faced unexpected discrimination at a restaurant. “I lost my appetite,” Candis said after being kicked out. “The restaurant owner didn’t want us there. We were allowed to film and then he found out what show it was for, and he said, ‘No, you can’t film here anymore.'”
To make matters worse, Chandi Moore and Jenny Boylan butted heads about drag performers — which was especially awkward considering Chandi had a show coming up. “This is about performance, and our lives are not about performance,” Jenny said, while Chandi explained that her friend “should be able to see the connection between our communities.”
Fortunately, everyone managed to have a great time watching Chandi perform as Chandelier, including Jenny. Sisters are greater than everything.
Tell Us: Do you think Caitlyn should expand her dating horizons?
I Am Cait airs on E! on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.