Same sex dating site
Your "looking for" options are — you guessed it — men and women.It automatically assumed I was looking for men, and when I changed it to women, it just displayed all my straight friends.Unsurprisingly, the extent of its self-identifying options are "man" or "woman" seeking "men," "women," or "both." There's literally more nuance available in the options for how to describe your smoking habit ("cigar aficionado" anyone?) than in the options to describe your gender or sexuality.Gone are the days of skimming for the obligatory "*queer not bi...**sexual anarchist not queer" footnotes in the profiles of folks who couldn't be summed up by the app's surprisingly limited self-identifiers, given its millennial-heavy user base.But don't get too trigger-happy deleting that tedious paragraph where you're forced to queersplain what a special snowflake you are.It stands to reason, then, that, even when I expanded my search parameters to show me friends of friends, those women were also straight.
If you're not straight, Tinder doesn't care about you. DOWN, formerly Bang With Friends, boasts 500,000 downloads and connects with your Facebook to let you swipe on your Facebook friends, and also their friends.
There's still one glaring area of OKCupid's pro-queer/gender options cause in which it continues to suck: the "seeking" portion, which is arguably the entire point.
The options for "I'm looking for" are still limited to "women," "men," and "everybody." Shit's not helpful when I'm looking for a FAAB transmasculine cutie to smooch and/or fix my broken dresser drawer.
Of course, the estimate depends on self-reporting, and queer folks are not always great at coming forward, for reasons we can't possibly imagine.
But even so, the non-hetero dating pool is significantly smaller, and many so-called "LGBT" spaces only cater to gay men.