Up until recently, some of the nation has acted as though lesbianism didn't exist outside of porn and Ellen Degeneres, and acted as if girls only turn to dating women if they had a bad experience with a man. If you're reading this, it's probably because you've experienced the frustration with dating sites and apps that claim to be inclusive to all sexual orientations, only to realize that some closeted quirks make it obvious that the straights are the target. Not only can you find local matches that you never knew existed, but you can also get involved in local LGBTQ events, read LGBTQ news, and make friends through its social-media like feed.
Our top picks for lesbians: HER and Ok Cupid Our pick for the best app specifically for lesbians is HER: The fact that it's made by queer women for queer women is a breath of fresh air, and knowing that men showing up is next to impossible is nice.
While it can be used for coupling up, it focuses much more on the LGBTQ community in general.
It was also created by queer women, for queer women, which is glorious.
The setup: HER has a minimalist layout that encourages users to, you know, talk to each other rather than just creeping.
You can obviously find dates, but the lack of pressure to hook up or find a girlfriend is super inviting.
Our pick for the best mainstream app is Ok Cupid: Okay, we're totally biased because of their sweet ad campaigns (how can you not be?