Today, TikTok is not just for watching viral videos and learning the latest dance trends. People come to TikTok to find community, be inspired, learn something, or even find love. It has increasingly become a popular dating app, especially for lesbians.
The biggest game changer is TikTok’s For You Page (FYP) algorithm. It could drop your potential mate right on your screen. Unlike the apps dedicated to dating, you don’t have to manually swipe your life away through countless profiles. TikTok’s algorithm shows you videos that match your interests and preferences, which means you’re more likely to come across someone you’re compatible with.
For the LGBTQ+ community, this is a huge relief. The amount of fish in the sea on traditional dating apps is limited and continuously shrinking. Unlike dating apps, TikTok allows you to see a people’s personality, humor, and interests more naturally.
Like many others, I found love on TikTok, and we’re going strong 18 months in! It all started with a couple of random comments, then a follow, and the next thing you know, we were on our first date IRL.
The beautiful thing is that you can find love on TikTok in the most unexpected ways. I found my partner because I post a lot about cool places in my area, and she loves trying new things. And I found her because she had some funny videos that really had me holding my sides in laughter. We never intended to connect—we weren’t even looking for love on TikTok—but our shared sense of adventure and humor brought us together.
It’s not just me—TikTok has become the spot for WLW love connections.
@dineenlaurel Did ya meet on TikTok too? Shoutout to all the LDRs #longdistancerelationship #lesbiansoftiktok🏳️🌈 #metontiktok #tiktokrelationship ♬ Better Off Alone – Alice DJ
If you’re looking for love on TikTok, here are some tips:
Like any other dating app, TikTok has its fair share of drama and woes. The recent TikTok scandal with @lesbianplantdad is a cautionary tale about using TikTok for dating and online dating in general, especially an influencer using her status for manipulation.
But don’t worry, finding love on TikTok can still be a safe and fun experience. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Remember, TikTok is all about having fun, being inspired, learning something… and finding love can be a part of that fun.