Dating isn’t easy. And if you think dating is easier for certain genders, races, or sexual preferences, then you’re wrong. No matter who you are, dating consists of a lot of awkward conversations and ghosting. But what makes it easier are the apps and sites out there to help you connect with people who have the same interests as you. What specific lesbian dating apps are out there? Well, here are the best ones out there.
5 lesbian dating apps you need to check out
I know that the most popular app out there is Tinder, but this app, like many other mainstream apps, doesn’t actually cater towards the LGBTQ community.
The LGBTQ community has their features that make them unique, and those features aren’t represented on Tinder. So, with that said, I’m here to show you the best lesbian dating apps that you can join.
Because fuck Tinder.
#1 HER. This is one of the most popular dating apps for lesbians, pansexual, bisexual, and queer women. It’s very easy and flexible to use and is a blend of social networking and dating together. Which is great because it doesn’t have that pressure to only hook-up with people.
The problem with some dating sites is that you can create your own profile based off your email. So, instead of lesbians signing up, you get some creepy guys pretending to be women.
Instead, HER makes you sign up with your Facebook account, so you remove the chances of talking to an undercover man. You have unlimited messaging, upload unlimited photos, but what’s different is that you’re able to read lesbian articles, which is the Facebook-like aspect of it. So, sure, you can meet someone to date or just chat with while also seeing what’s going on in your city. It’s actually a really cool dating site. [Read: 15 lesbian dating tips for the newly out lez]
#2 Bumble. For all my feminists out there, which I hope everyone is, this is a great twist on dating apps. Bumble is designed so that women are the ones responsible for making the first move. Okay, I realize that this is irrelevant if you’re a lesbian, but the concept is cool, right?
There is still a twist to Bumble though. If no one makes the first move after 24 hours, your connect disappears. That’s right, if you’re too scared or lazy to say hi first, you won’t ever be able to say hi again.
Making the first move always sucks but this app forces you to take the first step. So, if you’re trying to step out of your comfort zone, then you should definitely try out this app. [Read: How does Bumble work? What to expect from the hottest dating app]
#3 Hinge. This is another mobile app that has some similarities to Tinder but is still different. So, what is it about Hinge that sets it apart from Tinder? Well, Hinge actually only allows you to match with friends of friends *from Facebook*. So, it uses your social network to find other lesbians around you, with whom you have a mutual connection.
This kind of leaves out the whole “do we have any friends in common” question because that’s the only way you’ll be able to communicate with them, if you have mutual friends.
Another great feature of Hinge is that this app only shows you a batch of people every day. You don’t have this endless stream of people to go through, rather, it makes you go through each profile since you only have so many to choose from.
This is great because with Tinder you can spend hours swiping through people and never reaching the bottom of the pit.
#4 OkCupid. Okay, so we all know that OkCupid isn’t strictly designed for the LGBTQ community; however, it’s one of the best social networking dating apps out there. It doesn’t matter what you look for, whether it’s a one-night stand, a serious relationship, or FWB, you’ll find it.
OkCupid is designed so that you can easily browse through any group of people located around you. You’re able to send and receive unlimited messages. Plus, it is free. [Read: 10 weird dating websites for those with unusual tastes]
#5 Tinder. Okay, I know I insulted Tinder earlier, but it’s still on the top five of lesbian dating apps. I’m on it, so I can’t complain. I just hate how everyone, including me, is on it.
We all know how Tinder works. You swipe, I swipe, we match, and then we chat. Tinder has a large group of users, so you have great odds in finding someone for whatever you need.
I mean, sure, it’s usually taken over by dudes posing next to drugged tigers and girls with swollen lips, but like anything there’s always some hidden gems to discover. So, for now, though I can’t stand it, it still remains one of the most popular apps used by everyone worldwide.
[Read: The pros and cons of using dating apps to snag a date]
Now that you know these lesbian dating apps, it’s time to add them to your smartphone. I mean, keep Tinder, but it’s good to see what else is out there.
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