Few dating apps are made specifically with queers and lesbians in mind, so anything feels like an improvement in this department. Here are our top picks.
Fem targets lesbians and people who want to meet them, so it excludes men. However, queer women of all gender presentations and sexual orientations can use it too. The app is a bit different because users are encouraged to create video profiles, and group chats are possible too. You don’t have to make a video profile if you’re shy though, so don’t worry.
Plenty of Fish
Plenty Of Fish features a psychological assessment with 30 questions and another 70 personality-related questions. Unfortunately, users cannot choose a non-binary or bisexual option.
This app works by connecting you via Facebook to friends of friends. That can be awesome if you know a lot of queer women. There’s a good chance that your queer friends have other friends who are like them that you can hook up with. However, you’re less likely to meet someone if you’re connected mostly to straight men and women whose friends are also straight.
Coffee Meets Bagel
This is mostly an app for straight people, but it’s growing and changing to accommodate users from the LGBT community. Coffee Meets Bagel makes users choose a gendered symbol (mustaches for guys and red lips for women) both for the gender they’re interested in and for themselves. Until recently, bisexuals couldn’t choose both emojis, but the app changed that.
Once you’ve become a user, Coffee Meets Bagel is akin to other swipe-left or right type apps for dating. The exception – this app will send you one “bagel” (high-quality match) per day. You choose “like” or “pass” and then a chat window opens for a week, in which time you make a decision.
Her was created for and by queer women, so this entry on our list can’t come as a surprise. It is a good space for both non-binary and cisgender people looking to meet other non-binary people or queer women. Albeit being known as a lesbian app (and the pronoun is telling), Her actually provides lots of opportunities to meet people.
It’s different from conventional dating apps in that it makes it possible for users to create profiles and a social media-like presence and informs you about queer events that are taking place in your area.