Purpose: HER is a dating app for those who identify as lesbian, queer, bi, nonbinary, trans, and gender nonconforming, and it allows users to match and chat with people from all over the world. It fosters 30-plus in-app community groups for easy connections with other users, and it encourages people to add pronouns, pins, gender and sexual identities, and fun facts to their profiles. Badges, pins, and stickers are additional ways to decorate, which is great for visual learners. "Two friends of mine met someone in the app, and this is reassuring that this app leads to a relationship," an anonymous user tells POPSUGAR.
Pros: HER allows users to send photos in the app, unlike on Tinder. An anonymous user who identifies as a trans lesbian tells POPSUGAR that the app feels safe, which is not true of other apps that don't allow her to filter through straight women. For example, you can search for people who have the same intentions as you do for relationship length, family goals, and lifestyle. Users also report that it has the most options as far as titles, genders, photos, and pronouns go when compared to other queer apps, with one person describing it as educational for the LGBTQ+ community. If you pay for the Premium, ad-free membership ($15/month), you can utilize the incognito feature, which means no one can see you unless you like them first. You can also chat with someone in real time if you see that they're live.
Cons: Unfortunately, you cannot rewind and reverse your decision if you accidentally swipe left. One anonymous user also expressed that they'd like more options to interact within the app, such as live streams, games, or insightful prompts that work as icebreakers.
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