Okay, so you know the stats. But do you know your scene? One of the hardest things about LGBT dating sites can be finding the right platform for you. Like anything, it helps to know what you’re looking for, long-term. But, it’s not all on you. Pick the wrong site and your results could be disastrous. You're a successful man or woman looking for a same-sex relationship and they're just looking for some casual fun? Sound familiar?
The problem with many of the dating platforms “on the scene” is that, while they may be niche, catering specifically to LGBT singles, there are no “barriers to entry”, so to speak. Anyone can sign up, without any kind of commitment or requirement. This means, they don’t quite know what they’re looking for — and if you do know that what you’re looking for is a passionate partnership and perhaps even a marriage, then you’re just wasting your time while they waste theirs.
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LGBT Dating and Love Re-imagined
Let’s face it: meeting singles online, whether you’re straight or part of the LGBT community, can feel like a really distant experience with no connection to who you are or what you’re looking for. Dating apps and sites often give you a platform to connect with matches online but they fail to go the extra mile. Anyone can sign up and the process of making those connections, browsing profiles and finding “compatibility” is largely up to you. It can get exhausting and can start to feel pointless.
On standard LGBT dating sites, the strategy is usually just to get some kind of response from another person. Because of this, an attractive single you have your eye on can be bombarded with messages from so many others and you’re simply lost in her inbox. If you’re a lesbian woman, or a gay man, looking for a same-sex relationship, many of these sites and apps don’t filter based on preference; even if you’ve marked yourself as LGBT, you may still be matched with incompatible partners or even the opposite sex.
A profile and photos can only tell you so much. When you’re hooking up, this is not a big deal. But when you’re looking to find a relationship that’s going to be based on a long-term commitment, you need the process to be as organic and supportive as possible. EliteSingles offers an “intelligent matchmaking” process that is curated and supported by our in-house team. You’re not simply signing up for a spot online — you’re opting into a wide and diverse community of truly elite singles, with 82% of our members holding Bachelor’s Degrees or higher and 100% of profiles being vetted and verified by our team.