Best Lesbian Dating Apps » 2017 Reviews

Based on number of gay women, success rates, user reviews, and our own experiences, here are our experts' top dating apps of 2017 for lesbian singles. Another perk? Every one of them offers a free trial or membership for new users:

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Zoosk

★★★★★
4.9/5.0
Zoosk

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Casual Dates, Relationships
  • Match Sysytem: Search for and receive matches
  • About the App: Founded in 2007, Zoosk is the most well-known dating app out there. If you're constantly running from place to place and have less and less time to meet people, give Zoosk a try. The app can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the App Store, and you don't have to start from scratch on your profile either. Just create a login through Facebook or Google+.
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Match.com

★★★★★
4.9/5.0
Match.com

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Fun Dates, Serious Relationships
  • Match Sysytem: Browse by location, age, interest, and more
  • About the App: More than 1 million lesbian women use Match to find a date or partner, so you shouldn't have trouble finding that special someone. Not to mention Match is responsible for millions of romantic connections. Google Play and the App Store is where you can download the app for free. You also won't have to pay to create your profile, search by your criteria — including sexual orientation — and receive matches.
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Elite Singles

★★★★★
4.9/5.0
Elite Singles

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Deep Relationships
  • Match Sysytem: Search by education, lifestyle habits, age
  • About the App: Lesbians flock to Elite Singles because all the hookup-oriented singles are already weeded out, and it's easy to narrow down the search for compatible women. Don't get stuck into a box, though. Elite Singles has a Have You Met section that showcases ladies who may be outside of your type but who are worth taking a look at. To get started, you just need to download Elite Singles to your Apple or Android phone.
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OurTime.com

★★★★
4.4/5.0
OurTime.com

Available on: iOS, Andriod

  • Relationships: Dating and Relationships
  • Match Sysytem: Search by age as well as zip, gender, more
  • About the App: If you're a lesbian who's over 50 and looking for a long-term partner, we highly recommend OurTime. Its audience is growing significantly (1.4 million+ monthly users), and you can whittle down dates by age, sexual orientation, zip code, and interests, just to name a few. The app is free to download, and, thanks to the streamlined signup process, you'll be browsing in seconds.
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BlackPeopleMeet

★★★★
4.0/5.0
BlackPeopleMeet

Available on: iOS, Andriod

  • Relationships: Dates, Relationships
  • Match Sysytem: Browse by city, hobbies, age, etc.
  • About the App: BlackPeopleMeet boasts the largest online community of black and biracial singles of all sexual orientations. The app is a popular place for black lesbians to mingle using simple search tools and fun swiping features. Signing up for the app is free and brings thousands of date prospects to your fingertips so you can flirt, date, and fall in love using any mobile device.
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AFF.com

★★★★
3.7/5.0
AFF.com

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Hookups Only
  • Match Sysytem: Filter by distance, gender, encounter
  • About the App: Adult Friend Finder may have slightly more males than females, but we know you'll find the right gay girl (or girls) in no time at all. It has a vast user base (over 77 million members), impressive search functionality (filter by sexual orientation and relationship status, among other things), a variety of communication options, and is iOS- and Android-friendly.
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BeNaughty

★★★
3.0/5.0
BeNaughty

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Casual Encounters
  • Match Sysytem: Sort profiles by zip code, appearance, more
  • About the App: Free subscriptions, millions of users, extensive search features, and lesbian group chats — BeNaughty has everything a gay girl could need to find a discreet hookup. BeNaughty is one of the few sex apps that has more women than men, so lesbian singles have plenty of options. You can use location-based matching to narrow your search and connect you with lovely ladies while on the go.
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FriendFinder-X

★★★
2.9/5.0
FriendFinder-X

Available on: iOS, Andriod

  • Relationships: One-Night Stands, Threesomes, Affairs
  • Match Sysytem: Search on your own, plus receive matches
  • About the App: Whether you're looking for a lesbian hookup, threesome, swinging partner, affair, or other casual sexual activity, FriendFinder-X can see that your dreams come true. Not only can you sort through its millions of members by sexual orientation, but you can also sort by your preferred age range, zip code, appearance, race, and hobbies. After you find a few hot matches, get your chat on via email, IM, and videos.
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Review Summary

No need to research every dating app that's out there. That's what we're here for. Check out our summary table below for some quick information, such as prices and star ratings, on the best dating apps of 2017. Take our feedback into consideration as well and you can't go wrong!

Here are 2017's best lesbian dating apps:

Best Lesbian Dating Apps
Rank Dating App Popularity (Visits/Mo.) Gender Ratio Rating
1 Zoosk 3.8 Million* M: 48%* | F: 52%* ★★★★★4.9
2 Match.com 13.5 Million* M: 49%* | F: 51%* ★★★★★4.9
3 Elite Singles 290,000* M: 43%* | F: 57%* ★★★★★4.9
4 OurTime.com 1.4 Million* M: 48%* | F: 52%* ★★★★4.4
5 BlackPeopleMeet 1.4 Million* M: 47%* | F: 53%* ★★★★4
6 AFF.com 25.5 Million* M: 65%* | F: 35%* ★★★★3.7
7 BeNaughty 13.3 Million* M: 48%* | F: 52%* ★★★3
8 FriendFinder-X 1.2 Million* M: 64%* | F: 36%* ★★★2.9
5 Ways We Ranked the Top Dating Apps for Lesbians
Hayley Matthews

By: Hayley Matthews

Editor-in-Chief

A friend of mine used to have no trouble meeting women when she was in college, but she graduated recently and is starting to realize that it’s not as easy anymore — what with working and having to be an adult all the time. Most of us have probably felt the same way. We get into a routine and have more obligations as we get older, so dating often takes a backseat.

But thanks to dating apps, that doesn’t have to be the case. Lesbian singles, like my friend, can connect anywhere and at any time from their phones. The Washington Post says two out of three gay couples meet through a dating app or site, so it clearly works.

Above is our experts’ list of our favorite lesbian dating apps that we think you’ll like as well, and below is more information about how we chose them. From the pricing to the technology, everything you should know is here.

1. Matchmaking Service vs. Dating App

Matchmaking services are great because the process the matchmakers use is often customized to your schedule, budget, personality, and needs. However, they can cost more money (because it’s humans doing all the work) and take up more of your time than a dating app would (because they have to meet with you, go through their database, schedule the date, get feedback from you, etc.). When you’re on a dating app, like the ones we’ve selected, you can create a profile, find a match, chat them up, and make plans within seconds. Plus, a majority of apps provide advice pages or blogs that cover all the same topics a matchmaker would — and you don’t have to go into an office to get the tips!

2. Free Trials & Memberships for LGBT Singles

You work hard for your money, and we don’t want you to have to spend it when it isn’t necessary. Most, if not all, dating apps (including the ones we’ve featured) offer free trials, which range from three to seven days, and free memberships, which never expire.

A free trial allows you to register, fill out your information, receive personality assessments, add photos, browse profiles, flirt (e.g., virtual winks), receive matches, and send and receive IMs and/or messages. A free membership allows you to do a majority of those things as well. You can try out as many dating apps as you want — for free — until you find one (or two or three) that you get a good vibe about.

If you ever want to upgrade to a premium membership (which often comes with the ability to see when someone read your message, among other things), the prices are very affordable. Take Match, for instance. The app offers a 74% discount on three-, six-, and 12-month memberships. You’d be spending only like $5 a month! However, we don’t think this is totally necessary. You can still have the same success with a regular membership.

3. Audience of Women Seeking Women

There’s no point in downloading a dating app that doesn’t have a large user base of lesbians, right? You’d just be wasting your time. To help you avoid that, we’ve run the numbers and found that Match, Zoosk, Elite Singles, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet, Adult Friend Finder, BeNaughty, and FriendFinder-X have millions of gay girls who log in every day. In addition, these apps offer numerous features to prevent straight singles and gay men from appearing in your feed. And we’re talking about so much more than just selecting that you’re a lesbian.

For example, Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking™ algorithm keeps track of your on-app behavior (e.g., what profiles you view, who you yay or nay in the Carousel, and what kind of people you wink at) and uses that to make the most accurate recommendations possible. Meanwhile, the Match app has a section for Missed Connections that takes important information straight from your profile, such as sexual orientation preference, to make highly compatible suggestions you might have accidentally missed.

4. Search, Chat & Video Tools for Meeting, Socializing, Hooking Up & Dating

Regardless of whether you want to make friends, find a hookup buddy, score a date, or meet the love of your life — a good dating app will provide you with everything you need to accomplish your goal, even if it changes down the road. We’ve tested dozens of dating apps and are big fans of these eight because they have extensive search capabilities that include qualifiers for sexual orientation, of course, but also so many other things — such as age, location, ethnicity, religion, hobbies, and lifestyle habits. You’re not on your own after you see someone you like either. These apps also have tons of options for communicating — instant messaging, live video, icebreaker questions, emails, you name it.

5. Works on iPhone & Android

Practically 100% of smartphones run iOS or Android, so it’s imperative that a dating app be compatible with both operating systems. The good news is we’ve chosen apps that do — no need to miss out on anything! The experiences can’t be beat either. You can move about the apps as seamlessly as you would on a desktop (maybe even more) and get notifications when someone flirts or matches with you or sends you a message. You aren’t limited to your phone, though. If you’re a tablet kinda gal, these apps will work just as well on that device, too.

Some people may worry about putting such personal information on their phone, but that doesn’t have to be a concern either. Our eight choices use precautions, like SSL encryption technology, identity verification, site monitoring, and customer service teams who are available around the clock via phone and email, to ensure your safety.

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I’m a little older than my friend, so it’s interesting to see her going through this transition in life that I and so many others have gone through. She’s growing into her own and making a career out of something she loves, but her social life doesn’t have to suffer for it. Dating apps (especially Match, Zoosk, Elite Singles, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet, Adult Friend Finder, BeNaughty, and FriendFinder-X) are there for her whenever she, as well as all the other lesbian singles out there, needs them. All she had to do is pick up her phone!