Another refreshing aspect is that HER is much more than a hookup app, and doesn't even put on the pressure to find a romantic partner.
While it can be used for coupling up, it focuses much more on the LGBTQ community in general.
We've picked out the best from each category and give an overall consensus of what they're good for, because dating apps are clearly not a one-size-fits-all thing.
In a review entitled "I tried HER's Dating App Hacks and Didn't Die of Embarrassment," author Cassie Sheets writes that everyone on HER seems super cool and out of your league, so it might be hard to muster up the courage to send the first message. Side note: We totally encourage you to read Sheets' whole story.
The hacks (from HER CEO Robyn Exton) make so much sense and are proven to work, and the article is just a joy to read.
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.