Luckily, times are changing and developers are creating apps just for the LGBTQ community.
These apps provide a platform for everything from hookups to long-term relationships.
If a new potential user signs up and finds themselves in an empty room, it’s almost certain that that user will hit the road and head for a different platform.
To combat this, many apps use a similar request functionality to make sure there will be enough potential dating candidates available in a given market.
Chappy adds a number of security features, such as requiring users to upload a picture of their face, and alerting you if someone tries to grab a screenshot of your image.
Like Tinder, you also have to be matched with someone before you can trade messages.
Backed by Whitney Wolfe, the co-founder of Tinder and CEO of Bumble, Chappy is growing a devoted member base.
While there’s no shortage of dating apps that cater to just about every audience and interest, few have been created with the LGBTQ community in mind.
Traditionally, this community has been ignored altogether or added as an afterthought — with the generic “Gay” button hidden deep in the settings.