I can’t pretend making a profile doesn’t make me self-concious, but I will say that it’s better to put yourself out there in almost any way that to sit at home, re-watching , waiting for Mrs. Last week I created a dating profile on each of these sites, and rating apps geared (or accepting) of lesbians based on three criteria: style, amenities, and my personal experience.

Ok Cupid Style: Ok Cupid’s color palette of pepto bismal pink and gender-normative blue isn’t the chicest choice, but it’s not ugly.

Launched in 1995, was one of the first online dating sites ever.

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Created by the same guy who made Bang With Friends, Down is exactly what you think it is: a simple way to ask others if they’re “down.” Cool story bro. Created by a former Tinder founder, Bumble is basically the same thing as Tinder but the women have to message the guys first. Happn is kind of like when you act creepy and Google cute people you just met.

The app presents you with users in your area who you physically crossed paths with.

There’s no debating reality: lesbians are working with a far smaller potential dating pool than straight women, and (for reasons unknown to me) there are far fewer lesbian geared events than events geared at gay males.

We’re straight up less visible, and dating apps allow us to safely browse through girls WE KNOW like girls.

No amount of horrified back clicking can un-visit an unfriendly acquaintance’s Ok Cupid profile. I’ve heard some great success stories from Ok Cupid, while I didn’t find anyone I wanted to date on there, I did meet an adorable new friend.

Tinder Style: With it’s clean layout and modern typography, Tinder is hands down the most aesthetically appealing app.Unlike the others, Zoosk’s claim to fame is its verified photo feature.In other words, the person you chat with actually looks like their photo.Unfortunately, form comes at the the price of function.Profiles are incredibly limited, and searching for matches is limited to flipping through pictures of every Tinder user who shares at least one similar “like” with you on facebook.Since Tinder sees me ending up with a man, even though the thought of ending up with a man makes me internally scream, I spent 99% of the time pressing “x.” If you want to see more about someone, you can look at their very limited profile to see five pictures, a brief summary of how chill they are, and what “likes” you share. Unfortunately, Tinder operates under the oppressive, hetero-normative assumption that that person will be of the opposite sex.