She got rid of the name—people find it hard to pronounce Dattch—and decided to make the app more community focused. Exton said encouraging multiple photos opens a window into a user's personality.
Free to join, browse, send hello's reply to messages and more.Invalid Article An error occured while attempting to access the requested article and we could not find the page you are looking for. You may use the back button to return to previous page.Most of the women mentioned using Tinder, but said they disliked how they had to base decisions about potential dates on a single photo and then swipe the screen to either like or reject them.In general, the crowd favored Ok Cupid, which features wordy profiles that give users a better sense of individual personalities. Only about half of the women in the room had heard of Exton’s app.I just rejected her and she’s gone forever.'”Nothing existed for lesbians designed by lesbians until Her came along in September of 2013. Exton herself is gay, and says her San Francisco-based team is made up of four queer women and two straight guys. The profiles are reminiscent of Pinterest, the virtual bulletin board where users can “pin” favorite pictures.
Exton originally named the service Dattch, a blend of the words “date” and “catch.” But she decided to upgrade the app after sending out user feedback surveys last November. On Her users can add multiple photographs with captions, or short descriptions and favorite quotes to their profile.
Moreover, lesbians who use Tinder have occasionally complained about finding straight women or men in their searches.
Dating apps specifically for gay women are limited.
But Exton found that dating apps for lesbians were few and akin to Grindr, a service for gay men that is infamous for flings.
So Exton, a former marketer, created Her, a free app for women looking to date other women.
Others simply saw no need for the app because they had never considered lesbian dating as major problem to solve."We don’t have proof there’s a market," Exton was told.