Love in the Time of Algorithms

Pinterest-Inspired Lesbian Dating App Dattch Finally Launches in US

Chatting and creeping on Dattch. (Photo via Dattch)

Online dating has become almost synonymous with dating as a whole — when was the last time someone you know went on a bona fide first date with a person they met in real life?

So it’s surprising that until Dattch came along, there wasn’t a single online dating site or app designed specifically for queer women. Sure, women who like women can use Tinder, OkCupid or even Grindr’s female version. But sometimes, these apps don’t connect gay women as well as they connect gay men and straight couples.

“When we took the straight structures and put women inside of it,” British founder Robyn Exton told Betabeat recently, “no one was really messaging each other and nothing was really working. It was about realizing that all of these dating structures that exist have all been created, basically, just for men.” Read More