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The racks of magazines lining the aisles at the grocery store seem to go on forever. How are you supposed to choose the best one? And once you choose one, are you sure you’re getting the right advice?
Well let your worries disappear because we’ve narrowed down the competition with our 10 Best Lesbian Dating Magazines. These publications provide readers with pages of compelling articles, glossy features and interactive fun on the Web.
Bragging Rights: It’s all about balance
Touted as “the nation’s bestselling lesbian magazine,” Curve strikes a healthy balance between serious topics and entertaining features, such as the popular “Lipstick and Dipstick” column. Fresh, humorous and sometimes scandalous, Curve has been named Best Gay and Lesbian Publication by GLAAD. After more than two decades of publishing, Curve is a lesbian dating magazine mainstay.
Social Clout: 25,266 likes, 15,534 followers
Bragging Rights: Does the talking for you
In a world where many of us are scared to say how we feel, The Advocate does the talking. Focusing on LGBT dating as it relates to society and culture, the magazine is a refreshing source for nearly any lesbian topic you could think of, from hilarious videos (“What Lesbians Think of Penises”) to compelling interviews about marriage equality.
Social Clout: 81,981 followers, 73,219 likes
Bragging Rights: Inspiration for lesbians everywhere
The title says it all. First published in March 1994, Diva remains the only monthly glossy newsstand magazine for lesbians and bi women in the U.K. Diva aims to deliver the best information to lesbians everywhere. Focused on two-way communication, Diva encourages readers to become a part of the conversation.
Social Clout: 31,407 followers, 19,155 likes
Bragging Rights: For lesbians of color
A niche publication in every sense of the word, Ikons is committed to empowering and promoting a positive portrayal of lesbians of color through a community where women can feel comfortable being who they are. Ikons’ compelling pieces make you think differently about dating, relationships, sex and love.
Social Clout: 4,532 followers, 1,553 likes
Bragging Rights: Commitment to readers
Established in 1999, She is a monthly publication that has an audience ranging from ages 18 to 65 and features high-quality editorials and columnists with something for every woman. Whether interviewing Ellen DeGeneres or spotlighting the monthly “She Girl,” this magazine is a classic.
Social Clout: 1,647 followers, 1,176 likes
Bragging Rights: An international gateway
Bound magazine gives Miami’s local lesbian community a voice with its own dating network (boundlezdate.com), arts and entertainment features, homoscopes, opinion pieces and sections like “Spotlight,” “Girl Talk” and “Out & About.” Co-founded by Janette, Maggie and Mari, Bound is “an international gateway for lesbians to meet, laugh and love.”
Social Clout: 52 followers, 236 likes
Bragging Rights: Variety of features
Launched in 1990, Pink has grown into a combined quarterly lifestyle magazine and business directory in both print and on the Web. Touted as “one of the leading gay publications today in the U.S.,” Pink offers readers comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative coverage for major cities like Chicago, Denver and L.A.
Social Clout: 639 likes, 181 followers
Bragging Rights: The movers and shakers
Established in August 2008, CherryGRRL sheds light on up-and-coming movers and shakers. CherryGRRL’s mission is to bring more visibility to lesbian projects through first-person accounts, interviews, videos and commentaries while being “perpetually positive, sometimes snarky, always genuine.”
Social Clout: 6,588 followers, 3,163 likes
Bragging Rights: “The Web’s tastiest lesbian magazine”
Lesbilicious offers intelligent commentary on issues and news relevant to all women on the queer spectrum who don’t identify as heterosexual. An independent Web-based magazine with diverse opinions, debate and discussions, Lesbilicious values pro-feminism, pro-bisexuality and pro-trans.
Social Clout: 7,339 followers, 2,907 likes
Bragging Rights: Tackling real issues
Founded in March 2009, Autostraddle has become the world’s most popular independently-owned lesbian website. Bright, funny and thought-provoking, Autostraddle offers “news, entertainment, opinion and girl-on-girl culture.” Autostraddle covers society, culture, politics, activism and community. What more could you want?
Social Clout: 17,996 followers, 14,837 likes