More and more lesbians are using dating apps, with a study carried out by famous dating site Match showing that 56% of LGBTQ+ singles have dated a person they met online.
That’s a high number that’s growing all the time. And the reason it’s growing is that there are more and more lesbian dating apps that are safe to use, tolerant and open-minded, and – more importantly – affordable.
If you’re a woman seeking a woman and you feel like trying a dating app, we’ve put together a review guide of the 10 best lesbian dating sites around today. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re looking to date and see what happens or perhaps find a long-term, serious relationship.
HER is the most popular lesbian dating app – but it also works just as well as a lesbian social media app. In fact, if you asked the founders of HER what it really is (as well as the people who use it), they’d probably say it’s more a social media app than anything else.
Still, you can create a profile, share stories and photos, leave comments on other people’s photos, chat, meet new people – and go on dates. It’s exclusively aimed at queer women, its user base is now almost at 100,000 daily active users, and sending and receiving messages is totally free. The only catch is that you must have a Facebook or an Instagram account to join.
And while HER is free to have conversations with other users, you can upgrade for $18 a month if you want to see who’s already liked you, as well as take advantage of other premium features.
Perhaps the most popular LGBTQ+ dating app of all time, OkCupid, was launched in 2004 and today is used by more than 50 million people around the world. Its popularity with gay women lies with the fact that it’s always promoted inclusivity and encourages people of a wide variety of sexual orientations to sign-up and meet new nob binary people.
OkCupid has also created a “safe space” for its users, whereby you can’t send a second https://hookupdate.net/nl/spdate-overzicht/ message to someone until they’ve replied to your opening message. This is a fab way of ensuring no one gets hassled. Messaging is a free service, but you can’t see when someone has sent you an opening message until you “like” them back first.
If you want to see who’s liked you or unlock other OkCupid premium features, you can subscribe to OKCupid for just under $8 per month.
Hinge is a swipe app, which means profiles are queued up for you, and you have to swipe Yes or No. If you swipe Yes on someone who also swiped Yes on you, the two of you are a match and can start chatting. And while there’s no search function on Hinge, it hardly matters – just make sure to state that you’re a woman seeking a woman, and Hinge will suggest female matches.
Hinge is free to send and receive messages, but you can pay extra to make your profile more visible, as well as to see who’s already liked you. And if you’re the kind of dater who hates writing bios, Hinge gives you a series of prompts – such as “my most irrational fear” – that you can answer with one line and add it to your profile.
How much does Hinge cost? Signing up for a month will set you back $26, but signing up for a 3-month subscription works out cheaper at just $20 per month.