With ten Lesbian dating sites reviewed on No.1 Reviews, we recognise that users may need a helping hand in deciding which service is best for them. With our experience in reviewing all kinds of different services, we hope that this buying guide, combined with our trademark extensive reviews on each product, will help you make an informed decision as to which site is perfect for your needs. Remember that it can be useful to sign up for a free trial with a few lesbian dating websites, to get a feel for them, before deciding which one you would like to stick with.
What is Lesbian Dating?
Online Lesbian Dating services offer the opportunity for gay women to meet each other for sex, romance, love, friendship, companionship or anything in between. Once a particularly niche area of online dating, these sites have grown in popularity alongside their mainstream counterparts and are now readily used by female members of the gay community right across the world.
A specific branch of online dating, lesbian dating shares many of the same features that are present on mainstream dating sites. It is therefore useful to examine the differences between what users can expect from a lesbian-specific or mainstream website.
Lesbian Dating Vs Gay Dating Vs Adult Dating – choosing the right site for you
A point of particular interest to many users will be the possible advantage of joining a mainstream dating site, or a gay dating site, over a site that specializes particularly in lesbian dating. It is worth noting that even the largest lesbian dating site is unlikely to have anywhere near the number of members that can be expected from one of the larger mainstream dating websites on the market, though naturally the user base is more likely to fit your tastes when working with a more specific site.
Another possible advantage arises out of using gay dating sites for both gay and bisexual men and women, thus offering additional chances for meeting the perfect individual. That said, a lesbian-specific site is undoubtedly the place where you're most likely to meet like-minded people, even if there are fewer of them to choose from than on a regular dating site.
There are a number of features that are common to many of the lesbian dating sites that we have reviewed at No1Reviews.com. Our experience helps us to pick out those features that are most useful to our readers, so to help you know what to look out for when choosing a lesbian dating site, we have highlighted the most important features below so that you can look out for them as you are reading through our reviews and checking out what each site has to offer:
As users examine the sites we review in this category, they may notice that some sites are "powered" by another, larger site. This simply means that the site shares the same features, structure and occasionally, membership directory of the larger site. This practice often occurs when one site acquires ownership of another site or develops a spin off site from its mainstream parent site. Many of our users find the presence of a larger 'parent site', powering the site they use comforting, finding that it often opens up more features (and other members) than would otherwise be available.
Privacy and Safety Online
Even with the vast growth of online dating, it remains important to be aware of the safety and privacy issues that arise out of using such sites. We recommend that our readers use sites that offer features intended to mitigate against these risks and help keep you safe online. Many users of online dating services may be concerned about the security of the data that they share online, that it may be shared with other organisations, or viewable publicly by all users of the site. In particular, we advise our readers to look out for sites that allow users to block specific members and tailor access to images, videos or sections of their profile using a customizable security scale. Whilst most of the sites we review offer excellent security and privacy settings as standard, check our reviews for information on more specific or innovative methods of keeping your details safe!
Pricing & Free Trials
The pricing structure operating on dating sites within this category varies considerably, so we always suggest users check our reviews for details of the most up-to-date pricing information. All the sites reviewed in this category allow users partial access to the site and its features for free, using a trial membership option. We suggest all users take advantage of this opportunity as it allows them to really get a feel for the site, how it works, and whether it suits an individual user's needs.
The Bottom Line
Whilst online dating often comes down to picking a site where there is a heavy footfall and a large number of active members, there is a lot to be said for picking a site that is exciting to use and has an appropriate complement of interesting features (especially where sites are based around a niche form of online dating, as with sites in this category).
Check out our reviews for an indication, where possible, of the size of the site and the number of active users, but also join the site for yourself (through the free membership options available) to get a feel for whether a site would work for you. Finding a site that feels right for the right price is half the battle - happy dating!