Best Lesbian Dating Sites of 2018

On the lookout for your next leading lady? Or maybe you’re set on finding a partner you can spend the rest of your life with. Whatever the case, it can be a struggle to find prospects if you’re a lesbian stepping into the online dating waters. There are tons of heterosexual and even gay dating sites out there, but finding similar options for women can prove daunting.

Luckily, Comparakeet has rounded up the top dating sites for women who love women! We’ve reviewed each site according to crucial factors like search functions, nature of user base, and more. Our rankings reflect your best bets, may it be for finding your next hook-up or meeting the love of your life. Check them out below!

CompanyRankingRatingPriceMobile Apps?Description

HER

1st9.9 out of 10VariesYes

HER Review

HER is a dating app exclusively tailored for lesbians and female-identified individuals. It offers a matchmaking service and community activities.Full HER Review »

OkCupid

2nd9.8 out of 10Free

OkCupid Review

OkCupid offers a revamped interface, a huge user base, and a powerful matching system -- all at absolutely no cost. What more can you ask for?Full OkCupid Review »

Elite Singles

3rd8.5 out of 10VariesiOS and Android

Elite Singles Review

Elite Singles offers you a chance to connect with like-minded professionals, but you'll need a paid subscription, and search options are limited.Full Elite Singles Review »

PinkCupid

4th8.1 out of 10VariesAndroid only

PinkCupid Review

PinkCupid delivers all the basics you need from an online dating site, but doesn't go far beyond that, with most features needing a paid subscription.Full PinkCupid Review »

Pink Sofa

5th8.1 out of 10VariesNo

Pink Sofa Review

Pink Sofa marries online dating with social networking, giving you friend lists, match searches, and more, but you'll need to pay for best results.Full Pink Sofa Review »

Compatible Partners

6th8.1 out of 10$59.95 Per MonthiOS

Compatible Partners Review

Compatible Partners is essentially eHarmony for LGBT+ users, featuring the trademark 29 Dimensions of Compatibility Quiz, guided messages, and more.Full Compatible Partners Review »

Moovz

7th8 out of 10FreeiOS, Android

Moovz Review

Moovz bills itself as the largest LGBT social network online, and while it's not just for dating, it gives you excellent tools for meeting new people.Full Moovz Review »

GirlfriendsMeet

8th8 out of 10FreeNo

GirlfriendsMeet Review

GirlfriendsMeet's advanced searches, fine-grained privacy controls, and interest-based forums make for a good, free online dating option.Full GirlfriendsMeet Review »

Lesbotronic

9th7 out of 10FreeNo

Lesbotronic Review

Lesbotronic bills itself as a personals site for lesbians by lesbians, but you might miss many of the online dating scene's usual bells and whistles.Full Lesbotronic Review »

Zoosk

10th7.5 out of 10Free

Zoosk Review

A quick registration process and social media integration mean faster entry into Zoosk's vast online dating pool, though support can be limitedFull Zoosk Review »

Pink Wink

11th3 out of 10VariesNo

Pink Wink Review

Pink Wink comes with false advertising and tons of user complaints about fraudulent profiles and exploitative messages. Stay far, far away.Full Pink Wink Review »
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Also, here are some important things we looked at for our rankings.

Creating a Profile

This is the most important section on all online dating sites or apps, whether for the hetero or LGBTQ communities.  All dating websites ask for basic personal information, followed by more in-depth questions. Video profiles have become more popular as well as signing up through social media channels, like Facebook and Instagram.

Here’s a partial list of basic information that may be collected:

  • Age
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Relationship status
  • Religious beliefs or spirituality
  • Education
  • How many children you have (if any)
  • Are you a smoker?

Dating websites include detailed questionnaire sections with mini-essays - like “Describe your ideal weekend getaway.” This sounds corny but you might rule out someone who loves river-rafting and camping while you prefer a luxury spa with crystal chakra massages.  These sections let you to be “you” to attract that special someone. Be funny. Be creative. Above all, just be yourself!

Matching Strategies and Search Options

How do you find a compatible match?  This is algorithmic technical stuff that magically finds you somebody based on your profile. Do you want to search on your own or do you want to be “matched”?  Some sites offer both options but others won’t allow you to browse their users’ profiles.

Don’t forget that your personal preferences may change over time.  You might want to expand your geographical distance from 25 to 100 miles or even change it to another state or country.  I personally think they all should include a filter on animals. Not liking furry four-legged critters could be a non-starter for some.  Bottomline, the more search filters, the better.

Mobile Apps

Of course, this is a no-brainer!  Who can function without their smartphones?   Ping and swipe to meet up with that cutie in the communal work space next door!  And the best lesbian dating websites have desktop versions with a mobile interface.

Pricing

Free sounds good in principle, like the air we breathe.  But paying a monthly fee will give you the whole experience with more bells and whistles. There are 1-month, 3 month and 6-month membership plans, ranging from $11.99 upwards to $22.99/month.  Try the free trial to see if the site works for you.

Privacy and Security

Protecting your personal and financial information is a top concern for any online dating site or app.  Make sure the security logos are clearly displayed and the website spells out their privacy and security policy.  

There’s good news for you shy people who aren’t comfortable with your photo on display for everybody to see. Some sites will only reveal it when you’re matched with a potential date.  And most websites provide detailed safety tips on what to do and what to avoid for dating both online and offline.

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