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A review of lesbian apps




These days, our lives practically revolve around our phones. As I’m sure this indicates some decline of humanity, lesbians have always been comfortable using technology to spark face-to-face meetups—especially those who are not privy to a small-town gay bar. Lesbian apps seem to come and go in the blink of an eye, and four disappeared while researching this article. Here’s a glimpse into the current world of lesbian dating on the go.

Browser Beware
First, let’s get a few apps out of the way. Lesbian Social is full of young boys trying to hit on you. Next, although these two apps seem to have promise, I never successfully logged on to Meet Mindy, and the German app Lesarion has no Washington, D.C., option. The L’s search bar slipped up by mentioning guys. Last, L-Beach Planet’s users are 30 miles away from the Metro D.C. area.

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Here are some popular apps, as well as new ones to get excited about.

Brenda: This app tries to protect you from creepy men. It approves your profile picture and warns you multiple times against talking dirty. There were numerous users in my area, but I needed to upgrade to really get started. And, the filter could also use an upgrade. One interesting feature enables you to see users who are just in town for a short time. For a friendly, Grindr-type meetup, this could be very helpful.

Find Hrr: On first glance, the sleek look gave me a good vibe. You can look up bars and clubs in the area, as well as global events, like upcoming Pride festivals. Though it does not have many users yet, I can really see this app going places.

OKCupid: As of right now, OkCupid is probably your best bet. If you are looking to date or get into a long-term relationship, the compatibility questions and lengthier profiles definitely give you the best shot for something legitimate. The only negative is that since we all know about this site, you’re more likely to run into familiar faces.

Dattch AppDattch: The largest problem that this app faces is men posing as women. Not only is Dattch by invitation only, but it also requires a female, well-established Facebook profile. Trust me, the managers do their research. Hopefully, this European app will soon make its way to the United States.

Parlez: From the mind of Milly Dubouchet, founder of LEZ Factor™, Parlez has a point system that makes mobile dating even more fun. If you notice an attractive Parlez user around, it gives helpful dating advice on how to make a move. When you successfully make a connection, romantic or otherwise, users are rewarded. Dubouchet hopes to encourage women to have better interactions with lesbians in their area.