Some said she didn’t think she fit their stereotype.
“I got lots of reactions like ‘You can’t possibly be a lesbian, you’ve got long hair,'” Exton recalled.
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“And with Tinder, you swipe and swipe and then, it’s like ‘Oh crap, she was cute. If both users “like” each other, they are matched and will be able to send messages to one another.
I just rejected her and she’s gone forever.’” Nothing existed for lesbians designed by lesbians until Her came along in September of 2013. Exton herself is gay, and says her San Francisco-based team is made up of four queer women and two straight guys. The profiles are reminiscent of Pinterest, the virtual bulletin board where users can “pin” favorite pictures.
Moreover, lesbians who use Tinder have occasionally complained about finding straight women or men in their searches.Others simply saw no need for the app because they had never considered lesbian dating as major problem to solve.“We don’t have proof there’s a market,” Exton was told.So Exton, a former marketer, created Her, a free app for women looking to date other women.The idea is to create a community for lesbians looking to make friends, chat, and, of course, date.Dating apps specifically for gay women are limited.The most prominent is Brenda, an app similar to Grindr that was created by a man.Exton originally named the service Dattch, a blend of the words “date” and “catch.” But she decided to upgrade the app after sending out user feedback surveys last November. On Her users can add multiple photographs with captions, or short descriptions and favorite quotes to their profile.She got rid of the name—people find it hard to pronounce Dattch—and decided to make the app more community focused. Exton said encouraging multiple photos opens a window into a user’s personality.Have you thought about joining a lesbian dating site?Thousands of women are turning to online dating in order to find a long-term partner. According to recent statistics only 0.8% of women identify with being gay and 0.6% with being bisexual.