Because of that, LGBTQIA folks have known for approximately two decades what Tinder is just beginning to monetize: the Internet is a spectacular tool for meeting people with whom you'd otherwise never cross paths.
But for dating apps to be fun to use, they need a wide userbase.
Enter Tinder: the sleek dopamine rush your brain has been craving.
As pretty much every queer woman knows: Tinder is god-awful.
In other words, if you identify as queer, don't waste your data plan surfing Match.
OKCupid has a little more grit, and caters much more effortlessly to a younger audience.
If OKCupid is going to go through the trouble of helping users self-identify in more authentic ways, then why not finish the job and help them actually attract and match with the sorts of partners in whom they're interested?
This does a ton of the leg work in eliminating creepy messages from bros trying to convince lesbians that they "just haven't had it good yet." This past November, OKCupid also expanded its gender and sexuality options to offer 22 possible gender identities and 12 sexual orientations.
It stands to reason, then, that, even when I expanded my search parameters to show me friends of friends, those women were also straight.
A more effective friend-banging scenario might just be to send someone a flirty text saying come over and watch Netflix with the leaf emojii followed by the fire emojii.
It occurred to me that most people don't take the numbers game into account when it comes to dating queerly.
The CDC estimates that around 4 percent of the population is LGB- or "something else"-identified.
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Also bestowed with the 5 million downloads badge on Google Play, its userbase is just as prolific as its predecessor Match, but with a refreshing We're Chill About All This Dating Nonsense And You Should Be Too bent.