Despite the many (many) pitfalls, the appeal of online dating or using a dating site is that it gives us the opportunity to meet people we wouldn’t otherwise meet. The perfect person for you could be living just a few miles away, but if you don’t run in the same circles or have some rom-com style chance interaction at the post office, you might never meet. Online dating opens up your world to more than just the same fifty people you see at work or the gym and presents you with a whole world of other possibilities – at least in theory.
Coming across fake profiles is not the only thing singles have to consider. The biggest problem with most dating apps is that they cater pretty exclusively to straight people. Even the apps that include gay dating options for gay singles do so within a very narrow definition of the term. For people who don’t quite fit the binary “male/female” and “gay/straight” paradigm, most dating apps can be pretty frustrating, if not downright, exclusionary to app users.
With this in mind, we rolled up our sleeves and started downloading all the dating apps we could find in search of the best queer and LGBT dating apps. Here’s what we found:
What Exactly is the Definition of Queer?
If we’re going to talk about the best queer dating apps, it probably helps to start by talking about the definition of queer. After all, in our society, the words gay and queer often get used pretty interchangeably. However, there is a reason that “queer” gets its very own letter in LGBTQ. The definition of queer is very different than the definition of gay. And because a general lack of understanding about the difference between these two words seems to lie at the heart of why great queer dating apps are so hard to come by, we wanted to take a second to define queer. Leggi tutto “Everything You Need to Know About Queer and Gay Dating Apps”