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Pink Sofa has just celebrated its 13th birthday and as a present to itself it’s had a revamp and a new design, meaning it’s easier to use and more interactive than ever. With membership numbers now over 435,000 and growing the site offers a massive range of profiles for you to scout, and that means plenty of women who are ready to get chatting.
Pink Sofa is the engine behind a number of lesbian lifestyle and dating websites (including Dating the L Life, also reviewed in this category), all intending to provide a safe and happy online community where lesbian women can meet each other for relationships, friendships, dating, sex and conversation. Pink Sofa is the oldest of the sites run by the Pink Sofa Network, and as such has a welcoming and 'lived-in' sort of feeling aided by its range of forums and chat options.
Pink Sofa offers a 3 day trial period to new users, which is considerably shorter than you’ll find elsewhere, however it does provide greater access to some of its features than you’ll find on other sites, so it gives you a better sense of how useful you’ll find the site overall. Pink Sofa also feels different to many of the other lesbian dating sites we have reviewed because it's not necessarily just for finding dates. Pink Sofa intends to provide a safe online community for lesbians to interact with each other, and as such, the feel of the site reflects this intention, genuinely feeling like an online community. Updating feeds of forum topics and recent updates from the statuses of women across the world take center stage (not the nude pictures which may be present on other sites), putting the focus firmly on conversation. Whilst this will undoubtedly not appeal to everyone, we do think in some ways this structure is more representative of building long term, meaningful relationships than may be the case on other sites. That said, we still think there is a strong possibility that a user could find the perfect match on the site even if its sole intention is not lesbian dating. As users spend more time getting to know each other, we think there's a far greater chance that they will form meaningful bonds. If you're after a quick hookup or just some fun, maybe the long-term approach of the site is not for you, and you'd be better suited checking out one of the other sites in our reviews.
A few of the new features and tweaks really help you to get involved without the hassle of having to hunt down women who are looking to chat. In particular, you now have the option to choose whether or not you want to be seen as available to chat. This means that you can easily slink under the radar and look about the site without interruption or, if you choose, you can let users know that you’re willing to chat and that they can contact you. There are also a few extra privacy options which allow you to decide whether or not you’d like to receive any notifications to your normal email address, or whether you’d simply prefer to log on and see what awaits you.
Searching is a standard affair, although you can go into quite a bit of detail through an advanced search. Results numbers ought to be very satisfying as the site has enough members to provide even the pickiest with a selection of matches. Once you do find someone you click with, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with them. Users can make use of a perfectly functional instant messaging service, the obligatory in-site email client, forums and smiles to pass on the message effectively. If things progress a little further, like other sites in the network, users can send video or voice mail through the email client to help add a touch of personality to the proceedings. You can also send a smile their way if you’re a little shy and just want to test the waters.
The site’s makeover is a welcomed addition and we think it adds a certain charm, and helps to ease women in to a site based around community and not about flashy features. If this sounds like the sort of site that you would be interested in, hit the link below to find out more and sign up to your three-day free trial membership!
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