However, this year the app relaunched and rebranded to better represent the spectrum of people from the LGBTQ community who use or want to use HER.
The app and website also recently launched its communities feature along with the rebrand, which features 11 groups of various communities people might identify with.
That's particularly important to know since most young people no longer identify as straight. New dating apps are constantly turning up — and more than that, dating apps that have been around forever are becoming more inclusive to reflect people’s needs.
We spoke with people about their experiences with dating apps, and solved some mysteries about which ones are inclusive or not so you don’t have to.
Tinder recently banned teenagers, but that doesn’t mean that their swiping days are over.
An app called Spotafriend mimics the Tinder experience, but is exclusively available for teenagers between the ages of 13-19.“Allowing teens to use a dating app with a largely adult population is simply a bad idea: it invites danger.
Here are the most inclusive dating apps around in 2018: OKCupid Sure, OKCupid is historically pretty heterosexual, but the app has actually changed quite a bit in recent years.
Bumble The app was originally founded as a “feminist” alternative to Tinder, designed to put women in the position of power, according to its founder Whitney Wolfe.
“I'm able to label myself and be seen as non-binary and queer.
Being closeted, there are very little spaces I can do that, period.” While the app is definitely good for these things, Loni also says that the option to not see or be seen by straight people makes them feel much safer.
According to Tech Crunch, the communities include a space for the transgender community, a group for womxn of color, transgender womxn specifically, and more.
LGBTQutie The new app LGBTQutie was created because the co-founders saw that most dating apps are designed for heterosexual relationships, or if they are LGBTQ inclusive, they focus on gay men or lesbian women.
According to a release, seeing that lack of community for LGBTQ people looking for long-term relationships, friendships, or meaningful relationships was frustrating, so they created LGBTQutie, which is meant to be a more inclusive, relationship-focused app for the LGBTQ community.