Lesbian dating apps: Platforms for queer women in 2019

Black queer lesbian women using phone for lesbian dating apps

As we enter 2019, we look at the best dating apps on the market for lesbian, bisexual and queer women.

1) HER

HER is an award-winning lesbian dating app specifically created for queer, bisexual, and lesbian women looking for the girl of their dreams.

HER already has a community of over three million and is expected to grow a lot more this year.

Similar to other LGBT dating apps, this lesbian dating app uses swipe features for you to find your perfect match. It allows you to add photos, bios, gender identity options, sexual orientation and more.

2) Fem

Fem is also among the best lesbian dating apps (though there aren’t many).

It is popular among queer women as it allows women to meet other women through videos.

Users can upload their videos explaining who they are and what they’re about. You can also join group chat rooms to talk to people local to you.

3) OkCupid

While it is not specifically designed for LGBT+ people, OkCupid is very queer-friendly and has a community of lesbian singles looking for love.

With 12 sexual orientations and over 20 preferred pronouns to choose from, this dating app gives its users the options to show who they really are.

What’s more, it gives users a chance to answer a series of questions about their likes, dislikes and beliefs, and the app’s algorithm shows a “percent match” for others users as potential partners. But can love really be numbered?

4) Tinder

When you think of dating app, you automatically think of Tinder. The ever-popular app caters to lesbian users.

You can set your preference to women and begin to swipe away to find your partner (but you might have to filter through a few male profiles that somehow find their way in. Let’s hope they fix that soon).

5) Bumble

Bumble is known as the dating app where the women have to message the man first. The developers found that this tweak made conversation rates increase.
However, this reputation can be a challenge when the app also caters to lesbians. Suddenly, similar to Tinder, its marketing seems to be aimed at cis straight people.
Nonetheless, Bumble is a great platform for women to meet women, LGBT+ people looking to date, and indeed those who are just looking for friends. Of course, some improvements are yet to be made.

6) Hinge

While it’s only recently become popular, Hinge has actually been around for some time. The dating app finally allows people of any sexual orientation to join.

And instead of getting matched with random people based on location, you will be shown mutual friends based on your Facebook. This way, developers believe it will form stronger bonds.

Its recent makeover also gives a different feel to the traditional swipe of dating apps. Instead, you can scroll through profiles so you don’t accidentally lose a potential soul mate by swiping the wrong way.

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