Winkd is a new dating app set to debut in Sydney, Australia, in the coming weeks. What sets it apart from the glut of dating apps and online services currently available around the world -- e.g. Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid and so many others -- is that Winkd was designed for the LGBT community from the outset.
To be sure, all of the above mentioned dating apps offer platforms for queer people to meet one another. However, those apps are principally for straight men and women, with the queer platforms being added in and adjusted as a secondary feature. Winkd makes queer online dating a simpler and more streamlined proposition by focusing on the LGBT community.
One of the clearest differentiating factors on Winkd is its gender designations. The app has just three options: male, female and human -- users are set to human as a default.