“Feel like the sun on my skin, So this is love, I know it is.” If you are someone like me, who listens to love songs and just lost in the arms of an imaginary soulmate. I got you, darling!
But hustling between a 9 to 5 job and a much-required “self-care routine,” where will you find the time to go headhunting for a companion?
And once again, the internet comes to your rescue. Online dating is the second name for modern relationships. Where you can easily get along with new people, but it’s also not that simple. Online dating comes with its own set of complications and obstacles. Things get especially problematic if you are a lesbian and trying to find a date on a dating website.
Your inbox will be bombarded by men who will try to convince you that you’ll go straight once you meet them. Yeah, I know, the world is full of creeps. That’s why we compiled a list of the best dating apps in 2022 for lesbians. Take a look:
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Thurst is designed to include people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, providing secure messaging. It emphasizes privacy and does not share user data. Run by black developers, this app is an anti-racism campaign, and there are strict community guidelines for members that require them to accept all identities.
IRL Review: “From the time I heard of it, I was thrilled by the commitment to values alignment and conceptual reframing of this app, particularly by centering POC and having a gender-expansive lens,” commented a user on the play store.
Officially launched in November 2019, Lex originally lived on Instagram (now @Lex.app).
Their website says, “Lex is short for lexicon. Text first, selfies second.
Lex adheres to a zero-tolerance policy towards creeps: no transphobia, no racism, no fatphobia, no ableism. No hate speech of any kind. We reserve the right to delete posts for any reason. A healthy, loving community is our top priority.”
IRL Review: A user reviewed Lex on the App store by saying, “I really do love this app. The anonymity is empowering and makes it easier to put yourself out there.”
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If you are a woman who is fed up with people swiping right on you every Sunday night and then forgetting about you completely, bumble is your app. A feature that differentiates bumble from other dating apps is that one of you has to make a move or start the conversation within the first 24 hours of matching, or the match will disappear forever.
If I had to explain this dating app in one line, it would be “For the queer women, by the queer women, and of the queer women.”
It requires a Facebook or Instagram profile for signup and is solely for lesbian, queer, and bisexual women and non-binary people. So you can have a good experience without worrying about a creepy cisman crawling in your inbox.
This app helps users meet friends of friends through its social media feed, which largely depends on Facebook. It is free to download with some in-app purchases.
IRL Review: “I’ve never really used apps like this, because they all usually involve chat rooms and too much work to find people that you might be interested in. But this app has a lot of organization that lets you find people your type that actually live close to you. Makes meeting people actually a realistic option,” commented a user on the play store.
The slogan for this app, “Dating Deserves Better,” is enough to express their intention. They especially target non-hetero and non-cis people.
Initially, OkCupid was only for the cis and hetero people, but over the years, they realized the needs of the LGBTQ community and changed their approach, and made the app queer-friendly in 2014.
It is one of the oldest dating apps and is trustworthy. Therefore, so many lesbians use it.
This app is free to download and offers two monthly subscriptions: A-List Basic for six months and A-List Premium, which is again for six months.
The premium memberships allow the users to boost their profiles for more matches, have more advanced search options, see every user who has viewed your profile, remove ads, etc.
As it says on their website, Hinge is “The Dating App designed to be Deleted.” It verifies your account via your Facebook profile and phone number. Its main focus is to create more engaging profiles, and it has been updated to accommodate all sexual and gender identities.
The app has recently added a “voice prompt” feature that allows its users to record a voice message that can later be heard by their potential matches.
The app’s basic features are free, and then there is Hinge’s “Preferred Membership,” which gives you unlimited likes, extra filters, and more. It allows you to buy a Preferred Membership, Roses (similar to likes), or Boosts.
This is yet another app for Lesbians (LGBTQs) that was designed by lesbians. It claims to help like-minded people to bond with each other, find love, have a fun night out, or just have a great conversation. This space allows one to make special connections beyond a casual hook-up if one desires to.
Scissr allows you to clearly mention what you’re looking for right on your profile.