How To Meet Lesbian Singles

Lesbian Dating

How to Meet Lesbian Singles: 5 Guaranteed Ways (Feb. 2024)

Kathy Belge

Written by: Kathy Belge

Kathy Belge

Kathy Belge is a freelance writer specializing in lesbian and LGBT issues. She is the author of Lipstick & Dipstick’s "Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships" and "Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens". She writes a monthly lesbian advice column, Lipstick & Dipstick, for Curve magazine and is the guide to all things lesbian on

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Wondering how to meet lesbian singles? You’re not alone. Many single women have been frustrated by the lack of lesbian bars, lesbian sites, lesbian speed dating, lesbian matchmakers, and the general lack of places to meet lesbian singles.

Sometimes the hardest part of lesbian dating is actually finding lesbian singles or queer women to date. Here are 5 great ways to start meeting local women:

1. Online Dating

If you really want to meet great lesbian women, you need to get online, and our experts’ #1 choice for that is Match, which you’ll see below in our top recommendations. Match, as well as the other options, has a huge user base with a good percentage of lesbian singles, even if it isn’t specifically for lesbians.

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2. Lesbian Vacations

Falling in love in paradise is not just a story line in a romance novel. Women do it all of the time on lesbian — or LGBTQ community events, vacations, or cruises.

You might not think a trip to Cancun or a cruise to the Greek Islands is a great place to meet lesbian singles, but when you travel with an LGBT company or organization, like Olivia Lesbian Travel or Autostraddle’s A-Camp, you will be sharing the place with dozens of like-minded lesbian singles.

Other LGBT vacation companies offer special events just for solos and others are for singles only. If you’ve been wanting to take a trip anyway, a lesbian-specific vacation will at the very least send you home with a few new lesbian friends.

3. LGBT Volunteer Organizations

There are probably many organizations and nonprofits in your hometown doing really good work for the community. Whether it’s an LGBTQ+ rights organization campaigning for pro-gay candidates or a LGBT youth support group, you can lend a hand to a rainbow of projects to get to know lesbian, bisexual, queer, and non-binary folks in your area.

Volunteering helps you meet single lesbians and make a difference in the world. The Human Rights Campaign and the National Center for Lesbian Rights are great places to start.

Sign up for a committee or help plan a fundraiser. Those kinds of events will likely put you in contact with a large number of singles or people who know singles and would be willing to introduce you to their friends.

Don’t have a lot of time to volunteer? Get the most bang for your time and sign up to help with the big annual event or gala, where you’re likely to be in the presence of a plethora of single lesbians dressed to impress.

4. Lesbian Dance Parties, Events, or Film Festivals

If you want to meet single lesbians, you need to go to where the lesbians are. Lesbian-specific dances are a great first place to start.

Certainly not everyone in attendance will be single, but often at these kinds of mixers and dancers, single lesbians are able to show their status with a special bracelet, necklace, or other indicator. Look for lesbian two-step, salsa, swing, or disco dances. Dancing is a great way to flirt and meet women in a fun environment without a lot of pressure.

Likewise, if you’re into film, be sure to attend an LGBT film festival. At the very least, you’ll see some wonderful LGBT-made films. At the best, you’ll meet someone you really click with. The same is true of lesbian music festivals, concerts, gaming groups, or social mixers. Hear of an event with hundreds of lesbians in attendance? Then likely a large percentage will be single.

5. Social Media

The social networks you’re already on are great places to meet single lesbians. Talk to your friends — gay and straight — and let them know you’re single and looking to meet other singles. Your friends know you better than anyone, so they are the ideal matchmakers for you. Have them scour their own social networks and invite you to dinner or drinks with other single lesbians.

It doesn’t have to be a high-pressure situation. Consider it networking or meeting new friends. If you happen to click, great!

Facebook has also recently launched Facebook Dating to help singles get in touch with their crushes and find new love interests more easily.

In addition, don’t neglect your online social networks. Keep an eye on Facebook for friends who are single or friends who might know single lesbians. Check out events pages for interesting activities and look at the RSVP lists. If you see someone who looks interesting, sign up!

And don’t leave out Instagram, Pinterest, Tumbler, and other social media platforms for single lesbians. I once asked someone out via Instagram after she posted a pic of herself with a cute new haircut and said she was ready for a summer romance. Spread your net wide to put you in contact with the most single lesbians possible, and narrow it down to the ones you want to meet in person.

Put Yourself Out There & Meet Lesbian Women Today

Yes, it’s true that lesbians don’t have as many resources as straight singles or even gay men — but that doesn’t mean it’s a completely hopeless situation. Rainbow communities have formed to help queer women find their voice and come into their own.

You can meet single lesbians at events, vacations, or volunteer efforts, or you can go online and use the power of technology to network more effectively.

By regularly getting out of your comfort zone in online and offline spaces, you can actually meet a lot of lesbians who spark your interest. So what are you waiting for? Get started today, girl!

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