But these were all originally created for straight audiences and tend to be riddled with men masquerading as women or couples looking for threesomes.
Moreover, lesbians who use Tinder have occasionally complained about finding straight women or men in their searches.
Exton originally named the service Dattch, a blend of the words “date” and “catch.” But she decided to upgrade the app after sending out user feedback surveys last November. On Her users can add multiple photographs with captions, or short descriptions and favorite quotes to their profile.
In general, the crowd favored Ok Cupid, which features wordy profiles that give users a better sense of individual personalities. Only about half of the women in the room had heard of Exton’s app.
No one had tried it, but everyone was excited by the prospect of a different type of dating app.
So Exton, a former marketer, created Her, a free app for women looking to date other women.
The idea is to create a community for lesbians looking to make friends, chat, and, of course, date.
It also eliminates the need for women to describe themselves. “They tend to undersell themselves.”Originally, Exton’s product was aimed purely at dating. ”The new version of the app features news feeds for eight cities filled with articles written by locals and listings of area events.