Am I treated differently now? Well yes and no. There are definite similarities in the way men and women communicate but there are subtle differences and I do find women are more open with me now.When you see the same people in your neighborhood you begin to form patterns of relating and those have indeed been altered by the gender I present as. Again, not overly dramatic but they are there.
Women do smile at each other more and that has stuck with me. I also find that in general I am receiving more courteous service all around.