Be who you are just as hard as you can. Also, be on time.
14 first messages that will have you burning up your matches list (with queer pop culture references!).
Any app is a dating app if you have confidence and a good selfie. Combine that attitude with Instagram’s many features for actually getting to know what someone is like and connecting with their life, and you’re halfway to adopting a cat with someone or just sucking their face off, whichever you’re looking for.
You want to look like your best self: fun, hot, interesting, and lez be real, it doesn’t hurt if you look like you might actually send the first message.
You have to actually say something in your dating app bio! You just do, I’m sorry. Here is how and how not to do that.
“The first months of Lex were frenzied and horny and I loved it so much. Even if I didn’t match with anyone I loved the energy. Now it’s people talking about longing and dread and looking for roommates?”
Sweetly enough, it’s possible to have a shocking number of cute ass dates on Animal Crossing. I’m lucky to be quarantined with my girlfriend, but we’re running low on date opportunities.
How I found my queer identity online, romantically connected with my partner, and how you can too in six easy steps!
“It didn’t work out, even on that second time, but she was really fun and I thought the haiku was inspired.”
It’s 2019 and the world is our hot gay oyster! But… how do you actually go about planning a trip to meet the faraway queer of your dreams?
The world is full of unknown and terrifying possibilities, like accidentally sending a nude to the family group chat because it was the most recent thing on your camera roll. Protect yourself and loved ones against these dangers and more with easy tips!
Communication is hard, especially when you have to tell someone something they might not want to hear, which is why sometimes we… just don’t do it!
“’Look a little crazy huh’ with no punctuation.”
Long ago, when trying to flirt with another girl looked kind of like a Sarah Waters novel but without the ghosts and tragedy, we communicated interest through loaded symbols, like giving violets to crushes. Today, we have emoji instead.
Your favorite queer Instagram dating account has changed its name to be more inclusive, is creating an app just for you, and is hosting a party in NYC to kickoff its crowdfunding efforts Wednesday night, June 13! Read our interview with creator Kelly Rakowski for all the hot details!
Here’s how to fly your consensually non-monogamous, polyamorous, consensually open relationship or whatever else flag in your dating profile so you get the best possible interactions from it.
We asked Kelly Rakowski of Herstory Personals for some of the tips and tricks she’s gleaned about writing a good personals ad from playing matchmaker to the queer lonely hearts Instagram crowd, and she was happy to oblige.
“It really is a brave new world for single queer people, especially those of us in rural areas, because we can find one another as easily as being able to remember the password you need to download a new app.”
“I was terrified that I was going to receive a bunch of angry phone calls from parents or a visit from the overly religious principal as a result of word getting out that I didn’t fit the heteronormative cookie cutter mold that all of the other teachers at the school did.”
Literally why not.
Take a look at these five new super queer-friendly dating apps and download the one that most floats your boat.