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Why it works: Aside from the obvious reason that it's one of the only dating apps specifically for lesbians and queer women without being some gross sexualized thing?

Requiring Facebook to register solves one of the main issues that comes along with online dating as a lesbian: Desperate men posing as women, attempting to do...well, as much as they can, and being all around creepy and invasive.

Some of us are too shy for videos (raises hand), so Fem doesn't require it, and you can just post your best selfies instead.

Yes, we know it's possible for someone to steal a video to catfish just as they would with a picture — but you'll know something's up if someone posts one video of herself and then refuses to do anything but send you pictures afterward. Aside from the video aspect, Fem has most of the average features that you'd expect on any dating app and operates about the same, so there's no weird learning curve. There's nothing more comforting than knowing the person you're about to go on a date with is the person you've already seen in a video — plus, you'll have a way easier time picking them out of a crowd in public without accidentally saying hello to the wrong person.

You can obviously find dates, but the lack of pressure to hook up or find a girlfriend is super inviting.

Our pick for the best mainstream app is Ok Cupid: Okay, we're totally biased because of their sweet ad campaigns (how can you not be?

Apps made specifically for lesbians and queer women The places you can be sure men aren't gonna show up — whether they're pretending to be a woman or whether you were tired of mainstream apps showing you men anyway.

Language is inclusive, they aren't advertised to be like the typical male fantasy, and they'll help you widen your dating pool beyond the circles you already know IRL.Your profile is more similar to a Facebook profile, and your feed is filled with things like local LGBTQ events, LGBTQ news in the media, new lesbian films or TV shows that mainstream Twitter will probably ignore, and tons more — all posted by women who you can talk to if something sparks you interest.The bad news: We have seen a few women mention that HER's reputation for being a "relationship app" has gotten so overbearing that it feels like your feed is just full of women complaining about being single.Fem also has a unique tool called "Rooms" where users can chat in a variety of different groups, send selfies, or talk about some deep shit.Current rooms include "Meet Locals," "Makeup Talk," and "Naughty or Nice," which is definitely NSFW.But this is probably dependent on your location, and we think that the good totally outweighs the bad here.

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