Although similar in its mission to LGBTQutie in cultivating a collective, inclusive, LGBTQ community, Thurst is the only queer dating app of its kind to cater to queer, cis, trans and non-binary people of color.Thurst founder Morgen Bromell found that queer, trans, non-binary people of color lacked a safe space in the online dating world and wanted to create that space for them.But Scissr’s ultimate goal is to give queer women an easy and safe way to connect to each others.Users are required to sign up for Scissr through their Facebook account to filter out fake profiles or creepy men trying to hit on women.Also, the app’s interface is pretty gorgeous (I’m a sucker for the right typography). Dedicated to verified college students and alumni (via education database). Alumni cannot initiate or respond to contact or post status updates.Thurst aims to build a sense of community among LGBTQ people to challenge oppressive expectations and Western heteronormative dating standards to find sincere connections.Thurst’s interface is as straightforward as they come.
Beyond the dating and social networking aspect of this app, users can also keep up with LGBTQ news and get updates on meetups, parties and other events happening near you, all submitted and curated by the Her community.
It has many of the basic features of a standard dating app, from matching and messaging, to blocking and user reporting to better maintain its safe space.
In a dating app that’s been called the classier “lesbian equivalent” of Grindr, Scissr gives its users the option to indicate what they’re looking for from the get-go, whether it’s a romantic relationship, friendship, hookup or networking opportunity.
You can now fill out your profile and start searching for matches while you’re on the bus, waiting in line at the post office, or having drinks at the bar. It doesn’t matter if you want to make new friends, find someone to hook up with, or get into a serious relationship — these 12 dating apps are perfect for anyone within the LGBT community.
Zoosk is exploding in popularity with LGBT singles, and it boasts one of the slickest apps on the market.