It’s no secret that dating apps are painfully heterosexual. They’re not made with LGBTQ+ people in mind and it sucks. If you’re a lesbian, queer woman or non-binary person, whether you’ve been out for 10 years or a month – finding dating apps that actually work for you can be a challenge.
But having just come out as a lesbian, I decided to do some scientific research into the best queer woman and non-binary person dating apps. So if you’re lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans, non-binary, pansexual or any LGBTQ+ person – here are the best dating apps available for you.
Right so, let’s just get this one out of the way. I am in Brighton which is like the gayest city in the UK, right? Well apparently not because the nearest queer woman to me was miles away.
Scissr is the lesbian version of Grindr, so if that’s what you’re looking for then I’d reccommend downloading and giving it a go. It’s free to use and the name is quite iconic.
Also when you download Scissr, you have to state what you’re looking for which is fair enough. But I think this is the campest set of options I’ve seen:
Yes, I am going to match with HorseGirlButch99 to “have a cuppa.” Oh, but on second thought what if I want a “HOOKUP”? I love how “hookup” was capitalised as though it’s really scandalous and like no women ever hook up with each other.
Oh also, word of warning, you also have to come up with a username. I didn’t know that until my link I completed my account under my full name and was met with about twenty WelshLesbian87’s. Not a vibe. Prepare yourself for it. I deleted my account immediately and probably won’t re-download this one.
My experience with Bumble as a queer woman was one big ol’ yikes. I matched with several women (this makes me sound like a dick, I don’t get matched often I promise) and one of them told me she was straight after we spoke for around 48 hours. (далее…)