New Lesbian Dating App Dattch Is Nothing Like Grindr, but Maybe It Should Be
For years gay men in Miami have had the upper hand over the city's lesbians. Their dating sites are better, their clubs are better, and they have a sweet, little app called Grindr that helps them locate available booty calls within walking distance.
All photos courtesy of Dattch
Enter Dattch, a new app that should facilitate the lives of lesbians by helping them find like-minded local women for dating and friendship. The app is currently available in the United Kingdom and launches this Friday in Florida, with San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and New York to follow. The free app can be downloaded from iTunes or the company's website Dattch.com.
How did our gay-unfriendly state beat out Frisco, LA, Portlandia, and the Big Apple? Robyn Exton, Dattch's CEO, says, "I think Miami and Orlando have a great LGBT scene going, but there aren't as many female specific spaces for women to meet each other so the demand for a platform that brings everyone together is even more important."
Is it just us, or does it look as if these two are sharing a sweater?
All right, so we're getting the app first because Florida has less to offer lesbians than more culturally progressive cities do. We agree. Does this mean that Miami lesbians and bisexual women will soon have their own version of Grindr?
We spoke to a few lesbians whose main concern was that they would be chatting with horny guys posing as women, but thankfully, Exton assures us that measures are taken to assure the veracity of each profile. "We also check that every single user is female when they join app; we use Facebook one hundred percent privately for this."
In case you're worried that your wifey is going to troll Dattch for cheap thrills, don't. "We've got relationship mode so couples can still join and check out the community without their partners being concerned," says Exton.
"To be honest," Exton adds,"we're probably the best example of the opposite of Grindr. Completely opposite users, completely opposite interactions, and used for almost the completely opposite thing."