The community for girls is super small in Portland.
I feel like I’ve already met anyone who I would actually date.” Apps like Bumble broaden the spectrum.“I had my friends hop on my Bumble account this weekend and it was very fun,” said Rachel.
But say I was at a party and I thought someone was exceptionally attractive — I’d figure out a way to talk to her before I left.”It’s not just the time that runs out, however. I was told numerous times that the pool is smaller when you’re a woman looking for a woman on Bumble — and other dating apps in general. And while three women don’t exactly make for a large sample, they confirmed that the trolling often associated with straight men on Tinder isn’t a problem they’ve encountered among the community of women looking for other women.“It’s generally assumed that everyone’s looking for a girlfriend on Bumble,” Alex told me. If you’re on there and not looking for a girlfriend, that can be viewed negatively.” She has used the app casually before, to date for fun and see who’s out there, though she noted, “People take it pretty seriously.
It’s normalized.”Bumble disrupted the antiquated dating norm of male initiation among heterosexual swipers when it launched in 2014.
By nature of Bumble’s design, women make the first move; those on the receiving end have 24 hours to respond or a match expires.
When we talk about major concerns facing LGBTQ youth, we typically discuss topics like bias-based bullying and harassment or familial rejection and homelessness; and when we talk about violence facing the larger LGBTQ community, we typically discuss hate crimes.
In other words, we talk about the violence facing our community from those outside it, from those who are openly homophobic and transphobic, but what about the violence happening within our community?