11 Best Free Lesbian Dating Apps (2018)

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11 Best Free Lesbian Dating Apps (2018)

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews
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Sure, it’s 2018 and online dating has come a long way in terms of catering better to gay and lesbian singles. But I continue to hear from many of my lesbian friends (as well as our lesbian readers) that they still don’t have the same online dating experiences that straight people do. They still receive matches who are straight, and don’t see enough lesbian singles in their area. Overall, dating online for gay and lesbian singles is still a challenge.

That’s why we wanted to pay some extra attention to 11 of our favorite lesbian dating apps. Read on to learn more about them.

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Zoosk

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Zoosk has a large LGBT audience and one of the best mobile dating experiences, so it’s an awesome choice if you’re on the go a lot. Zoosk uses its Behavioral Matchmaking System to find compatible dates based on your on-app behavior. For example, if you indicate that you don’t like smoking, Zoosk won’t show you users who smoke. In terms of pricing, Zoosk does offer premium memberships, but the basic membership gives you access to everything you need.

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Match

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With more than 42 million signups since its inception and more than 39 million visitors a month, Match has the numbers on its side. These singles are from all over the world, have various interests and personalities, and range in age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, ethnicity, and background. Another important number Match has under its belt is that it’s responsible for the most romantic connections of any dating app.

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EliteSingles

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Quality is better than quantity — at least that’s what the folks at EliteSingles believe. If you agree, you should give the app a try. EliteSingles doesn’t send you a crazy number of matches every day, but the handful of matches you do receive are matches you’re very likely to swipe right on. This is because EliteSingles uses an in-depth personality assessment to get to know all of its members and create the most compatible pairings.

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OurTime

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In addition to sexual orientation being a top dating priority, age is up there, too. For mature single lesbians, we recommend OurTime, and we recommend it for many reasons. One, OurTime is a sister app of Match, so you know it’s trustworthy. Two, it only caters to singles who are 50+, and a significant number are homosexual. Three, it’s free to join, browse, and flirt. Four, it has dozens and dozens of success stories that prove it works.

While the population of black and biracial men and women is growing, it can still be hard for singles to find like-minded people and figure out who’s also available. That’s where BlackPeopleMeet comes in. The app has a large, targeted, and active user base — not to mention signing up automatically gives you a free account. So you can take a look around, try out the features, and chat with people without making a full commitment if you don’t want.

We all know that not every gay girl is looking for a relationship or even a date — some are just looking for a one-night stand or FWB situation. If that sounds like you, Adult Friend Finder has got your back. Here, you won’t have to put on any facades or worry about people judging you. Everyone’s on the same page. Registering only takes a minute or two, and then you can flirt via videos, forums, instant messaging, and private emails, among other ways.

LesbianPersonals is another hookup app, and it’s specifically for lesbian women. LesbianPersonals claims that it’s the world’s largest lesbian dating platform, and you won’t just find sex buddies on here. You’ll also find users asking questions and offering advice to one another — it’s a real community. No need to reach for that credit card either because LesbianPersonals is 100% free to try.

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HER

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HER, formerly known as Daatch, strives to help you “find your person,” whether that’s “a travel buddy, a friend in a new city, your ride or die, or love for life.” More than 3 million women from across the globe have downloaded the app, and you can, too, via the App Store or Google Play Store. HER also hosts events for lesbian, bisexual, queer, and curious women to meet in person, including seasonal parties, festivals, and speed dating.

URL: https://weareher.com/

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OkCupid

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OkCupid was offering lesbian singles a welcoming and actually useful dating platform before many others in the industry, and it has continued to do so. One of the most recent and impressive changes the app has made is to its gender and sexual orientation identifiers. For example, instead of only having options like straight man, straight woman, gay man, and lesbian woman, OkCupid has options like genderqueer, intersex, sapiosexual, and questioning.

URL: https://www.okcupid.com/

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Bumble

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Bumble made waves when it hit the scene in 2014 because it was created by women for women, and only women were allowed to send the first message. If you’re gay or lesbian, either person can send the first message. Bumble wanted to cut down on the number of inappropriate messages and photos women were receiving, as well as the number of straight matches lesbian women were receiving. Today, it’s one of the most popular dating apps ever, especially for lesbians.

URL: https://bumble.com/

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Pink Sofa

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Pink Sofa says it’s for lesbian singles, as well as their friends, who are 30 years old or older, and it says it’s not like some of the “soulless” dating apps you may come across. Pink Sofa is for making a genuine connection. You don’t have to subscribe to see people’s profiles and photos, and the app’s chitchat feature and forums are fun, easy to use, and very active.

URL: https://pinksofa.com/

When You Think of Lesbian Dating Apps, Think of This List

While dating apps still have some work to do to make the experience just as enjoyable and successful for gay and lesbian singles as it is for straight singles — they’re making strides every day. That’s especially true for the dating apps above. The last part of the test, though, is to sign up for an app (or two or three) yourself and come to your own conclusions. We think you’ll be happy, though!