“If you actually built an app around how women talk to each other, it changes everything.” The company was renamed Her in 2015, the year it moved its headquarters to San Francisco.
As the company grew, Exton said, she saw firsthand why so many lesbian-centric dating apps and websites seem to fail: There’s very little outside funding or other support for such sites.
The idea is to create a community for lesbians looking to make friends, chat, and, of course, date.
There are plenty of general-purpose dating apps that gay woman can use.
Moreover, lesbians who use Tinder have occasionally complained about finding straight women or men in their searches.
Dating apps specifically for gay women are limited.
No one had tried it, but everyone was excited by the prospect of a different type of dating app.
But these were all originally created for straight audiences and tend to be riddled with men masquerading as women or couples looking for threesomes.more Lesbians, by and large, have resisted the pattern that has swept almost every other demographic of love-seekers — they tend to eschew technology and, instead, seek each other out in brick-and-mortar spots where queer women have traditionally had a strong presence. Exton said one of the biggest battles of running a dating app and social network for queer women is getting users to actually make the first move.