There Is A New Dating App For Lesbians

We have Grindr (for gay men), Tinder (for thirsty straights) and an app allowing every conceivable permutation of threesome, but conspicuously absent from the growing array of demographic specific dating/hookup apps is one for lesbians. Until now. Dattch – a portmanteau of “catch” and “date” (also the perfect name for a reliable Ikea side table) – was founded by London-based Danish entrepreneur and card carrying lesbian, Robyn Exton, who touts it as the “best lesbian dating app ever”.

Aimed specifically at women of the gay, bisexual and bi-curious variety, Dattch’s framework makes use of familiar dating app principles – accounts are accessed through Facebook to ensure users are in fact who they say they are, an ongoing issue for lesbian-centric dating apps corrupted by straight men fantasising about threesomes (dudes, there’s an app for that now), geographic-based match suggestions and image heavy user profiles. 

But it’s also quite different.
A central tenet of the app’s function as a way to find suitable parters based on shared interests is a personality encapsulating mood board not too dissimilar to Pinterest. “You get a sense of who they are really quickly,” Exton tells The Guardian.  

The app, currently available only to British and American iOS users, will next launch in Australia.