5 New Dating Apps For Queer Women That Will Change Your Life

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So you’ve been on the lookout for your next partner/fuckbud/roommate-in-quotation-marks/sexy-third-wheel and you’ve accepted the fact that it’s just not gonna happen IRL.

Only problem is, the current app-mosphere is light on compativailable (yes I just made those words up) ladies & heavy on the hetero cis couples looking for a unicorn. So, where’s a lesbilady to find true love & lust these days? Here’s the truth: Specificity is key, and holy shit do these new arrivals get specific.

Take a look at these five new super queer-friendly dating apps and download the one that most floats your boat.


1. ExNay


Ever meet Ms. Right Now only to find out that she just destroyed your ex’s life (silver lining)? ExNay is the VERY first dating app to exclusively match you with people who haven’t already dated anyone that ripped your heart out of your chest! The plusses? A beautiful interface and integration with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The negative? A 99.9% chance you’ll end up with 0 matches.

Score: 5/5 for matching me with a very sweet lady in Antarctica.


2. Dandr


Cat people unite! Let’s face it, if a potential match doesn’t like Fuzzface McFluffkins (or vice versa), you’re not gonna be together for long. Dandr has taken this cold hard fact to the next logical step by removing the human component from the app completely. You start by uploading clear face and full-body photos of your feline life partner. Next comes a detailed personality profile including dislikes, quirks, catnip preference, and most importantly, whether they like to scratch all the toilet paper off the roll with the flap facing outward or inward. Once your meowster’s profile is complete, it automatically gets cross-checked for compatibility with other cats within your preferred distance radius. When the matches start rolling in you can decide whose humans you really knead to know a litter more about!

Score: 5/5 for the dozens of kittens I’ve gotten to roll around on hardwood floors with.


3. OutCat


If you’re one of those weirdos who says they’re “not a cat person” or “is allergic to cats,” there’s still hope with OutCat, designed exclusively for people who have never known the joy of having their chest walked on the middle of the night! You can spend your first date reciting the daily affirmations you read to your plants in the apartment you’ll definitely get your security deposit back from, or for dog people sharing adorable stories about how you can never pee alone and constantly have to provide emotional affirmation for the drooling, dramatic furbaby in your life.

Score: 0/5 because I don’t believe cat allergies are a thing and I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life.


4. MyPie

Who hasn’t almost ended a friendship/relationship/family line over pizza toppings? When they said “opposites” attract, they definitely didn’t mean a gluten-free square-cut vegan and a meaty deep-dish super bacon-lovers supreme. MyPie allows you to build your ideal pizza then matches you with the beautiful souls in your city who share your pie desires to a tee. Your list of matches will include the option to schedule a discounted lunch date at a nearby partnering ‘za joint. Plus, even if the date sucks, you know the food won’t! The best part about this app? NO PINEAPPLE ALLOWED. IT’S LIKE IT DOESN’T EVEN EXIST.

Score: 6/5! Even the dates that were terrible ended with a tasty pie.


5. BullyMatch


How many times have you received an apologetic DM from a now side-mulleted, flannel sportin’ classmate who you’d just managed to finally repress all memories of? BullyMatch allows you to connect with arch-frenemies from your teen years, with a twist:

As a Classmate, you simply fill out your profile, add date and gift preferences, then wait! As a Bully, you can reach out to your old closet crush with a request to make up that includes a profuse handwritten apology, which must be painstakingly scanned into the app. BullyMatch even allows users to have both a Classmate and a Bully profile, because they know adolescence was as complicated as the meaning behind the Twilight poster in your locker!

If a Bully’s apology is accepted, it’s a match and they get to pay for the date… if it’s rejected they can still send money or a gift as long as it’s accompanied by a legally binding promise to disappear forever! Classmates can upgrade to premium and have a single drone, outfitted with a monogrammed boxing glove, automatically dispatched to a rejected bully’s home address to punch them in the face and shower them with glitter.

Score: 4/5 for not being able to choose the color of the boxing glove, though the drone did provide same day delivery.


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38 Comments

  1. 2

    You know since switching my setting on tumblr the male female(including one that trans man with cis woman) coupling looking for a unicorn is the most frustrating thing. I’ve actually started reporting the visible ones as spam.

    Also, I think there should be an app that tells you the person you matched with sent your opening line to and then they unmatched with you on tinder or any dating site really is going to be at the party/event/bar you are going to that day. Could be less awkward.

  2. 2

    I like all of them except for dandr and bully match. You totally got me. There should be more lgbt friendly dating apps though cos I’m feeling like I have to settle cos I have more baggage than an airport.

    I want to say sorry to the girl I bullied at secondary but not ready to forgive my own bullies.

  3. 7

    Okay, but what if I’m a petless person trying to date someone for their pet, Dandr, are there settings for that, would that be poor etiquette(also, dear spelling of the word etiquette; it’s not fair that I have to remember a set of t’s AND and single occuring t, what the heck)

  4. 11

    “When they said “opposites” attract, they definitely didn’t mean a gluten-free square-cut vegan and a meaty deep-dish super bacon-lovers supreme”

    This is me and my gal pal every time! It is a pain in the butt, but we’re also both pretty fat and happy for an excuse to order our own pie. Love will find a way if you believe in yourself!

    • 2

      Me and my mum (I know not gf) eat a meat and vegan one from Pizza hut cos you can get half and half pizza. It’s deep pan and neither of us likes cheese so I’m happy not having the cheese but she has all the veggies and I have some ham on mine as well as pineapple and mushroom and sweetcorn.

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