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Everyone and their brother has their own dating app, and investors often aren't interested in this space," Kay says.
"Even if you had a team working really hard for a year on building the best LGBT app out there, but even after all of their work, they only had 1,000 users — then due to that small pool, users probably wouldn't get great matches, and they'd hate the app and not refer their friends, and then it would die."Andrew Chen, an advisor/investor for tech startups including Dropbox, wrote on his blog that in general, it's hard for any dating app to attract interest from investors.
He says that dating apps rely so much on people who are nearby, and if those people aren't there immediately, people will leave the app.
"People are willing to travel to meet each other, but only so much," Chen writes.
She might not think the first few guys are her type, but she could swipe for a few hours and probably find 15 guys she'd at least hook up with.
And it's not a problem for gay men; about 70 percent of them report dating someone they met online.
A 2013 study from Liverpool Hope University that studied 126 lesbian and straight women with the average age of 27 found that lesbians had and wanted to have just as much casual sex as straight women.
The only other dating app for queer women to get much press at all was Scissr, whose rating in the i Tunes store is comprised only of 1 and 2 star reviews with one user saying, "Good concept but most users are inactive and the filter options don't work," which sounds like every queer dating app I've ever encountered.
After all, she says, it's easier to ask all of your friends what that cute girl's situation is when they all know her and probably have for years.
While that's obviously the same in straight dating, straight people don't have to figure out just how straight someone is, worry about navigating a relationship with someone who's not out, or potentially have to deal with someone using them as an experiment.
Meeting someone through your LGBTQ social network offers a level of Date Insurance that many queer women can't afford to do without.
All this partner-vetting isn't to say all lesbians are serial monogamists.
Mostly-straight dating app Tinder had a projected 20 million active monthly users by April 2015, and gay male dating app Grindr, which on its fifth anniversary in 2014 had over 10 million user downloads, has been thriving for years now, but we have yet to see an app for lesbian and queer women really take off.