From my experience there are a diversity of men (I include transmen here) who are attracted to transwomen and they come from diverse sexual identities and feelings. But first before you start reading and fuming over what I have written, you (and others) may well see things very differently, including through your own cultural lens and life experiences. Also, I have only written about trans-women as I have non idea about dating for transmen - although some are very cute lol.
Trans-oriented men, or Trans-attracted men, are purely attracted to transwomen only. These men say they feel attracted equally to pre-op and no-op transwoman, but not post-op transwomen. Gynesexual is a term that describes men who are attracted towards ‘femininity or ‘feminine behaviour’ and find no-op transwoman and feminine type males, including crossdressers, attractive.
Identifying themselves as ‘straight’, some men feel a strong attraction to post-op trans-women but less attraction to cis-women. However, there are men who feel a strong attraction to cis-females and less, or no attraction to transwomen who also identify themselves as ‘straight’. And some men identifying as ‘straight’ are equally attracted to both post-op transwomen and cis-women. There are also ‘straight’ men who feel attracted towards pre-op transwomen, post-op transwomen and cis-females, but are not attracted towards non-op transwomen.
Gay men are not usually not attracted to transwomen because gay men are attracted to men and transwomen have something 'female' about them. So gay men (mostly) feel any feminisation is opposite to their tastes. There are men who are attracted to transwomen, cis-women and men as well, these men tend to identify as 'bisexual'.
Regardless of how you identify, have fun and stay safe in your dating life.
Hugz from Emily