It can feel wildly intimidating to be a little, vulnerable kitten tossed into a teeming cesspool of seasoned dykes. Unfortunately for us, when we decide we prefer riding the queer train and hop off at station “Girl-On-Girl,” there is no tour guide to greet us and lead the way (which is particularly sad, seeing as lesbians make for excellent tour guides).All you have to do is bat a lash, act entirely disinterested, cold and bitchy, and boys will fall at your feet.But girls are an entirely different kind of animal.Some have said Tinder is the closest thing to a Grindr for straight people.But there has never been a successful equivalent for lesbians.No one understood what LGBT life was like for women.
When online dating apps like Tinder and Grindr gained popularity, one group was left out of the right-swiping revolution: Queer women.
“They were all, like, trying to get people to sign up by showing these images of 50-year-old women holding hands and walking on the beach or women who were clearly porn stars — like a man’s idea of what a lesbian looks like,” she said in a recent interview.
“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.
Women aren't a simple stroll in the park; women are an uphill climb in dangerous weather conditions. Also, lesbian culture, by nature, is extremely elusive.
We aren't like gay men who shamelessly advertise incessant fabulous gay parties all over the Internet.
Why does everyone else have these really cool things to use and there’s nothing for me and for my friends?