Over the past few decades, more and more people have found themselves coming out as gay or lesbian, and with that, it was initially difficult for them to find partners to date. However, with the advent of online dating, the gay community was soon able to find a place in which they could easily date without that awkward period of wondering if the person they’re trying to date is also homosexual.
First, there are apps and websites that are made specifically for LGBT communities. Chappy, for example, is an app specifically for gay men, and is made by Bumble, a hugely successful dating app of its own.
There’s no cost to use it, and it’s just as good quality as any other major dating app. HER is a very popular app for LGBT women, allowing for a wide variety of settings for genders, specific sexualities, and even updates on local LGBT events and news.
HER is a great app for dating as well as building up a community of friends. One issue that some people have found with these apps is that they have lower number user bases than other dating apps.
However, many of these companies have added settings over the years to make their apps more inclusive. Most popular dating apps today, even if they’re predominantly used by heterosexual people, have plenty of settings for LGBT people.
Tinder, for example, is one of the most popular dating apps worldwide, and has settings that allow you to specify your gender and adjust your search results, whether you’re looking for men, women, or both.
The advantage of this is that Tinder is already a massively popular service, so you may be more likely to find matches by using it. You can always use it in conjunction with some of the other apps named earlier.
OkCupid is another website that has become increasingly popular among the LGBT community. In a similar fashion to Tinder, OkCupid has a wide variety of LGBT options and settings that you can use to find exactly who you’re looking for, whether you’re interested in dating or short flings.
OkCupid uses matchmaking algorithms, which helps do the matching for you instead of you having to spend time swiping through profiles. By putting in specific parameters in your filters and profile, you can help guide the algorithms towards what kind of people you would like to be matched with.