The company also plans to make incorporating LGBTQ.communities a priority, though it has yet to introduce any particularly innovative features to that end.” What a strikingly perfect summary of Silicon Valley and corporate America’s treatment of the freshly legalized gay community.I like that instead of clicking on a profile to see more than one picture, HER shows you a collage of images to quickly convey who you’re looking at.“Feed,” my favorite part of HER, is similar to my Facebook feed in that it is all lesbians posting links, events, thoughts, etc. HER introduces itself as “the app that will introduce you to every lesbian you ever wanted to meet.If no one says something within the first 24 hours, the connection disappears forever!
HER’s modern hybrid of dating and social networking is a refreshing break from the pressure to hook-up or fuck off that embodies some competitors.Hinge Hinge is yet another mobile matchmaking app trying to make it big by being like Tinder, only slightly different. This sort of social network expansion has great possibility for lesbians whose hot friends of friends always seem to be just out of reach.Hinge, like Tinder and Bumble, allows me to “prefer” women.”My pleasant if unremarkable experience with Bumble was slightly marred when I read this ludicrous passage in ’s fawning interview of Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe.“Users swipe left (or ‘no’) and right (or ‘yes’) on profiles of potential partners. But on Bumble—unlike Tinder or Ok Cupid—only the women can begin a conversation…Perhaps still more impressive: the ratio of women to men using the app, which is just about even—uncommon for this sector.