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If OKCupid is going to go through the trouble of helping users self-identify in more authentic ways, then why not finish the job and help them actually attract and match with the sorts of partners in whom they're interested?Look, not everyone is searching for "personality" in a match.
"And only one of those has ever responded to a message." Upon hearing this information, a gay male friend cheerfully snatched my phone out of my hands and opened the app."What? Your settings must be wrong." And then he actually proceeded to double check whether or not I had been doing Tinder correctly.
Plus, as much as I would love to while away my time in the Trader Joe's line swiping, I inevitably get a "no more matches found near you" time-out after just a few minutes.
If you're not straight, Tinder doesn't care about you. DOWN, formerly Bang With Friends, boasts 500,000 downloads and connects with your Facebook to let you swipe on your Facebook friends, and also their friends.
Also bestowed with the 5 million downloads badge on Google Play, its userbase is just as prolific as its predecessor Match, but with a refreshing We're Chill About All This Dating Nonsense And You Should Be Too bent.
And realistically speaking, it's pretty much the Facebook of dating apps: everyone is on it, so how useful is it, really, to go to a smaller competitor who might have a few features you like better?
It occurred to me that most people don't take the numbers game into account when it comes to dating queerly.
The CDC estimates that around 4 percent of the population is LGB- or "something else"-identified.The "interested in" mechanism doesn't care if you're looking for women; your feed will be flooded with dudes.The women it does show you then, ostensibly, might not even be looking for women, so your gaydar has to be super on-point.Gone are the days of skimming for the obligatory "*queer not bi...**sexual anarchist not queer" footnotes in the profiles of folks who couldn't be summed up by the app's surprisingly limited self-identifiers, given its millennial-heavy user base.But don't get too trigger-happy deleting that tedious paragraph where you're forced to queersplain what a special snowflake you are.Check out Bustle's 'Save The Date' and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. So in the spirit of swiping your way to success against all odds, I've heroically set up accounts on the most popular dating apps Google Play has to offer (plus some more obscure ones who are getting it right) to gauge their LGBTQ friendliness.