Get our favorite narratives and real life advice on dating online and otherwise in the LGBTQ community, from first dates to first relationships.
Is It OK For Straight People To Call Their S.O.s Their ‘Partner?’
Or does the word “belong” to LGBTQ+ folks?
How To Date A Bi Guy
Don’t let your insecurities get the best of you.
9 Never-Fail Tinder Opening Messages To Send A Girl
There is no “hey” from here on out.
No One Ever Thinks I’m Bi, And Damn, It’s Frustrating
It’s taken years, but I’ve finally learned how to deal.
Please Don’t Call It ‘Coming Out’
I wasn’t hiding anything.
Caution, Body Work Ahead: My Dating Journey As A Trans Man
I had to open up without scaring people off.
An Open Letter To Straight Men: My Bisexuality Is NOT A Fetish
I like girls, too. No, I don’t want to have a threesome.
To The People We Loved Before Coming Out As Queer
The love we experience in the closet is just as meaningful as the love we experience out of it.
What To Know About Dating Someone Who’s Openly Nonmonogamous
Most people who are dating online are actually already practicing some form of non-monogamy — they just aren’t communicating about it.
This Is What It’s Like Being With Someone Who’s Asexual
Attraction takes many forms.
A Holiday Survival Guide For Newly Out Queers
Bring your out-and-proud self back to your hometown.
I’m Fat, But I Still Believe in Playing Hard to Get
It isn’t just about wanting to be chased. It’s knowing that, despite my weight, I am still worthy of being chased.
What It’s Like Using Tinder When You’re Queer And Highly Religious
I’m attending seminary and am on a dating app.
The Complicated Relationship Between Straight Women And Bisexual Men
Some women love them, others are wary.
5 Trans Men Get Real About Their Experience
“There are aspects of me that may seem feminine, but I am male.”
What Being A Trans Woman Is Like, According To 4 Trans Women
“Know that we are people…and yeah, you should get to know us.”
Who Pays On A Gay Date?
With no heteronormative structure, there is no social standard to adhere to.
6 Inappropriate Questions You Don’t Realize Are Offending Bisexual People
Don’t ask if it’s just a phase. It’s not a phase.
How Denying My Bisexuality Ended In A Lost Love
I kept telling myself that our relationship was platonic.
How to Date A Gender Nonconforming Person
And date as a gender nonconforming person, too.
How I’m Finally Becoming Comfortable With My Discomfort In My Bi Identity
Figuring yourself out is complicated.
I’m Bi And I Use Tinder Differently With Men Than Women
More connections happen when you’re not limited to heteronormative dating scripts.
Please Join Us In Defending Your #RightToLove
There's no place for discrimination.
What Would You Do For Equality?
What Bisexuality Is, According To 5 Bisexual People
"There aren't rules. It's all about you."
I Hooked Up With Men For Five Years Before I Understood I Was Bi
You might not have that big “aha” moment.
14 Queer Women On What Pride Means To Them
“Queer love and joy is our greatest power.”
How To Be A Straight Accomplice This Pride Season
Know when to take a seat.
We Teamed Up With GLAAD To Give You More Ways To Express Your Sexual Orientation
Putting “Bisexual” On My Dating Profile Changed Everything
When it comes to matches, quality far outweighs quantity.
5 Encouraging Facts About LGBTQ+ Dating Revealed By Tinder’s New Survey
Let's pause to celebrate the progress we've made.
What It’s Like To Date As A Demisexual
I can’t sleep with you if I don’t feel for you.
Can A Relationship Succeed When One Person Isn’t Out?
I lived a double life.
The Unlikely Relationship That Started With A Tinder Date
We aren’t a couple.
Don’t Ask Me For A Threesome To Make Your Boyfriend Happy
I’m not here to validate your role as the Cool Girlfriend™.
Bi Girls Don’t Have To Pick A Side — But It’s Okay If They Do
Plus, it would be better if there were no sides at all.
What It’s Like To Date While Grieving
Spoiler alert: It’s f*cking hard.
Where Are All The Queer Women In My Hometown?
Trying to find a date in rural Oklahoma is like searching for an invisible woman.
To My Missed Connection: I Met You At A Queer Brooklyn Party And Hope You Read This Open Letter
When I got home that at 4 a.m. that night, your lipstick was still on my face.
Why PDA Means So Much To Me As A Queer Woman
Visibility is a privilege.
A Straight Guy’s Guide To Dating Queer Women
It’s time to educate yourself.
I’m Not “Gay Enough” For The Lesbians, So Where Do I Fit?
It’s time for us to have a talk, ladies.
I’m Gay And No, That Doesn’t Mean I’m Down For An Open Relationship
It took me a while to figure it out.
My Brief And Failed Attempt At Polyamory
Once a reluctant dater, always a reluctant dater.
What It’s Like Explaining Sexuality And The Gender Of My Partners To My Parents
For Queer Women, Is There Truth To The U-Hauling Stereotype?
Do we attach more easily, according to science, or is it confirmation bias?
Our Cities Are Destroying Our Love Lives
We are social animals, but we are not meant for this.
You’re Ready For Your First Queer Date. Now What?
Lessons from a decade of experience.
How Internalized Biphobia Ruined My First Tinder Date
She deserved better.
Lessons I Learned Hooking Up Abroad in the New Age of HIV
Despite advances against HIV, casual sex while traveling can still be risky. I found out the hard way in Mexico City.
Do You Have Too Many Choices On Dating Apps — Or Is That Not A Thing?
There’s a difference between less likely to settle down and less likely to settle.
3 LGBTQ Women Share What It’s Like To Come Out In Your Mid-20s And Later
Now they're comfortable in their sexual identity and navigating the dating world.