What are the best dating apps for the lesbian & gay community?

Traditionally, members of the LGBTQ community have had access only to dating sites and apps for straight people. It was almost impossible to find gay people on apps 10 years ago. Thankfully, that’s changed, and there are more apps than ever before.

OkCupid

OkCupid is very gay-friendly and has an entire community of single gay women, although it is not designed specificallyfor the LGBT+ community. With over 20 preferred pronouns and 12 sexual orientations to choose from, OkCupid gives users the chance to be themselves. It also provides an opportunity to answer questions about beliefs, likes, and dislikes, and the app’s algorithm shows potential partners in percentages.

HER

HER was specifically created for lesbian, queer, and bisexual women looking for the woman of their dreams. It has a three million-strong community that continues to grow. Like other apps, HER uses swipe features for users to find their perfect match. You can add bios, photos, gender identity options, sexual preferences, and more.

Fem

Fem is agreatlesbian dating app that allows women to meet through videos. It’s very popular among queer users. Women upload videos, in which they introduce themselves and talk about who they are. There are group chat rooms where you can talk to women looking for women in your area.

EliteSingles

This site and dating app targetsgay and straight singles who are looking for the love of their life, but don’t have enough time to find it. Described by its creators as an app to date on the go, EliteSingles uses the same matchmaking function for the app and the site. Users do a personality test to make sure they get the right match. Normally, the app yields 3-7 matches every day for gay people and 10-15 for straight users. The people the app finds for you match your goals, values, and interests.

The app is user-friendly and registration is a breeze. The more diverse age range makes it more appropriate for older singles.

Hinge

Hinge was launched some time ago, but it wasn’t widely known until recently. The dating app is open to people of all sexual orientations. It pulls up mutual friends from Facebook, not matches based on location. It doesn’t have a swipe feature. Developers feel you might lose a potential soul mate if you swipe in the wrong direction. On Hinge, users scroll through other users’ profiles.

It can be hard to find the best lesbian or gay dating app. Thankfully, there are quite a few options for every type of preference and relationship in 2019.