Lesbian dating apps worth checking out
If you’ve ever been exceedingly frustrated with dating that you swore you’d be single for the rest of your life, worry not. There are now lesbian dating apps to make it easier for lesbians to find a potential partner, or even just someone to have a fun night with.
If you’ve tried tech-based dating and you still have a hard time landing a decent one, these three apps might be worth a shot.
Unlike more mainstream dating apps, lesbian dating apps still have a lot of traction to gain—but they’ve certainly come a long way in the last few years. And if these apps are not effective because lesbians are not going online, your presence might just make a difference.
Here are some lesbian dating apps that you might want to try out
This is the only dating app focused solely on LGBTQ women. Just a few years ago, lesbian dating apps were struggling to take off, and Her was no different.
Technical issues and the lack of recognition from the lesbian community online caused the former Dattch app to flop. Fortunately, Her was relaunched and rebranded with the help of a sizable investment and has since become a user-friendly app with a million-strong following as of 2015.
This figure would likely have gone up in the last two years along with your chances of finding someone special. Setting up is quick – a Facebook account is required – and the app allows you to easily breeze through pictures and profiles of other lesbians near you.
Like Tinder, you get swipe left or right with Bumble, but the spin on this app is that girls get to send the first message to someone they’re matched with. This is redundant if you’re a lesbian—big deal, right? But wait! This app forces you to stop cowering in the corner and make the first move if you don’t want the connection to disappear forever—all in the very short span of 24 hours.
Bumble introduced new features this year, most notably Superswipe, which shows if someone likes you before you decide which way to swipe. It comes with a $0.99 price tag per swipe (like other premium features), but can be had at a discount if swipes are bought in bulk.
What makes this app interesting is that Bumble Founder Whitney Wolfe previously said that the company has plans of introducing LGBTQ-friendly features. Time will tell if she makes good on her promise.
If you have ever dated the friend of a friend, Hinge might work out for you. This app will match you with mutual friends from your Facebook pool, giving you a chance to date someone you sorta-kinda-already know, but never really had the chance to connect with. The chances of the person turning out to be a creep also diminishes because—hopefully—your friend has good taste in friends.
Again, it’s not an exclusively lesbian dating app, but your lesbian friend should have other eligible lesbian friends (that they’re not into).
Hinge does charge for its services, but they have a good point: people willing to pay to find a date is more likely to take you seriously. They claim to “cut out the creeps, the clutter, and the flakes.” Likewise, their interface, stories, and other features are also not the mind-numbing swipe-left-or-right experience you’ve probably had on other dating apps.