10 Popular Lesbian Dating Apps to Help You Find Love
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No matter your method, dating isn't easy. You can post up in your local watering hole and keep your eyes peeled for a gal who strikes your fancy. You could ask your friends to set you up with one of their friends. Or you could join a club, take a class, or get engaged with a queer advocacy group where you're likely to meet like-minded romantic interests. But in this age of living so much of our lives through the Internet, many queer singles are picking up their phones to try and find a new partner. And if you're thinking of trying your luck on the apps, you're far from alone. A recent study conducted by Match.com found that 56 percent of LGBTQ singles have dated someone they met online, with transgender singles logging on the most, at 65 percent. And in 2016, the year the survey was conducted, 46 percent of single queer folks had met their beau over the last year. And overall, half of all singles in the U.S. have created a dating profile, according to Singles in America. Ready to join them? We rounded up the best lesbian dating apps on the market, to get you on the road to finding your new main squeeze.
Part dating app, part social media platform, Her was created by and for queer women. It's a great place for both cisgender and nonbinary people who want to find love or even queer events nearby, even if you're not ready for a one-on-one date yet.
For LGBTQ+ women who want to find love, a fun night out, or even a great conversation with a like-minded person, Scissr is here. Those who want to make a unique connection, beyond a casual hookup (although you can do that, too) can do that on Scissr.
TikTok fans, this is the dating app for you. Fem focuses on videos more than other platforms, and also allows for group chats if that's your thing. If you're not a video person, never fear. You can stick to still photos, too.
This queer dating app helps women and nonbinary people find love, hookups, or just a fun date, with a similar swipe feature to dating app O.G. Tinder. And because staff scrutinizes registered users for authenticity, you can feel safe meeting up with your new flame, too.
Part of a network of more than 30 other dating sites, PinkCupid has a huge community of users worldwide. And because it's been in operation since 2006, the site also has a long track record of success, plus plenty of awww-worthy testimonials.
Hinge only matches users with friends-of-friends, so everyone you meet will have someone to vouch for them. It calls itself "the dating app designed to be deleted," so if you're looking to find a relationship instead of a bunch of one-night stands, this might be the one for you.
While the woman-messages-first method Bumble is known for doesn't really work in lesbian relationships, Bumble does have an extra element of urgency that can give you an extra nudge. Users have to respond to messages within 24 hours, so if you need a reason to stop beating around the bush, this app can help.
While it started out as an app for hetero couples, OkCupid has added lots more queer-friendly gender identity and sexual orientation options over recent years. And because dating profiles on OkCupid are more extensive than many other apps, this one can help you find someone based on more than a pretty face.
While not strictly a lesbian dating app, Bounce's unique structure is worth checking out. Users "check in" when they feel like going on a date, and get matched with other local singles in real time. You have one minute to decide whether you're in, and then the app chooses a spot for you to meet up. If you're getting decision fatigue, here's a cure.
Tinder has its issues, but it is the most popular dating app out there. If you want to play the numbers game and reach the largest number of people, Tinder's the place to do it. You just might have to swipe through a few dudes to get to your lucky lady.