The Dattch App is a Queer-Friendly Space for Women

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Mar 10, 2014
References: dattch & readwrite
In 2014, there's certainly no shortage of dating and hook-up services -- from Gindr and Tinder to OKCupid and JDate; however, these services don't necessarily cater to queer women. This is where Dattch -- a new dating app that panders to the needs of ladies seeking other ladies -- comes in.

Creator Robyn Exton, who debuted the idea at the first-ever 'Lesbians Who Tech' summit, assures us that this app is not merely a feminized version of Grindr. Although it is location-based, Dattch works in accordance to the behaviors of women, preferring an image-based platform similar to Pinterest. She explains, "The image thing for us came up because even when we had text stuff, all the girls would put to describe themselves on their profiles was like 'ask me' or 'I hate these boxes.' Women are terrible at selling themselves—they always punch under rather than going over."

Exton hopes that Dattch, which she intends to be a safe space for differently-identified LGBTQ individuals, further expands within the queer community.