Floozy’s guide to LGBTQ+ dating apps.
Fed up of people on Tinder looking for a third? Or trying to figure out who makes the first move on Bumble, where the concept doesn’t quite make sense when you’re queer. I don’t blame you! Conventional dating apps, whilst trying to be inclusive, aren’t always best designed for non-heterosexual people. From fetishisation, to those random men you have to swipe past when you explicitly chose to view the opposite, traditional dating apps can be exhausting. But get ready to get yourself back out there, because here at Floozy we have found the best queer dating apps to restore your faith in dating.
HER is a dating app designed for queer women, non-binary, trans and gender non-conforming people. It’s designed by queer people and is more than just a dating app. With dating, community and events tabs, not only can you meet people for dates, you can also make queer friends and find LGBTQ+ friendly events near you. It’s a great way to widen your queer circle.
Why we like it – HER allows you to cut out the BS and set your intentions from the get go. You can specify on your profile exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s friendship, a relationship, or a casual hookup. No more endless swiping when you can filter what you want and don’t.
Feeld is an app perfectly designed for polyamorous people, or anybody interested in ethical non-monogamy. You can sign up by yourself or as a couple and swipe through potential matches for dating and hookups, and you can even make group chats if more than two people are looking to chat together.
Why we like it – It’s super inclusive! Feeld has over 20 different sexuality and gender descriptors, meaning that it’s an app open to everybody.
Lex is a queer-community focused app with a lot of cool features. Like traditional dating apps, you can swipe on potential matches, but also create group chats, plan local LGBTQ+ events and post to their queer community board.
Why we like it – It allows you to meet people more organically! You don’t have to go straight to planning a date with a match, with Lex, you could organise a queer night out or meet up with a group of people similar to you, and meet people you want to date through that. Lex is just like a close-knitted and big family and you can find loads of interesting and funny content on their Instagram too.
We know what you’re thinking: OkCupid has a reputation for being a traditional dating site for older people. But in recent years, OkCupid has had a complete makeover, and while it’s not specifically a LGBTQ+ dating app, it’s one of the most inclusive apps out there. You can choose from over 60 gender and sexuality options and display your pronouns on your profile. It’s definitely an app that prioritises commitment over hookups, so if relationships aren’t your thing it might not be for you.
Why we like it – When creating your profile, you get the chance to answer a TON of questions about yourself, from your political views to what you want from life. Seeing other people’s answers to those kinds of deal-breaker questions means that you won’t waste your time chatting to somebody with views that you just can’t get behind.
Edited by Audrey Chow