How to maneuver dating apps when you’re bisexual

How to maneuver dating apps when you're bisexual

The bisexual community has an inside joke that describes what it’s like to date as a bi person: People think it means double the options or double the fun, but it really just means double the rejection.

Self-deprecating jokes like this one are at the core of the Single People Club regardless of sexuality, but bisexual people do face extra roadblocks in the dating world.

True: Online dating sucks for everyone. Horny jerks disguise themselves as relationship seekers, your DMs are constantly filled with bad pickup lines and overly-persistent creeps, and many times, the site’s algorithm ignores the filters that you’ve set. But the fact that there are no dating sites that cater specifically to bi people means that they’re frequently swiping on people who don’t take bisexuality seriously. Read more…

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YOUR BEST BET

OkCupid

Millennials will dig OkCupid’s focus on social justice issues and its lack of creeps who over-sexualize bi people.

  • Free version: Yes, and it’s great
  • One month: $9.99
  • Three months: $23.99 ($7.99 per month)
  • Six months: $29.99 ($4.99 per month)


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BEST FOR FINDING QUEER WOMEN

HER

Free yourself from creepy men and threesome seekers on HER, a queer-only app full of women who are actually women.

  • Free version: Yes


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BEST FOR FOCUSING ON PERSONALITY

Hinge

Hinge’s millennial LGBTQ+ user base continues to flourish and the personality-heavy profiles are refreshing.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month of Hinge Preferred: $19.99
  • Three months of Hinge Preferred: $39.99 ($13.33 per month)
  • Six months of Hinge Preferred: $59.99 ($9.99 per month)


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BEST FOR THREESOMES (SANS UNICORN HUNTING)

Feeld

Skip the wine and dine and get right to the 69 on this inclusive hookup app for singles *and* couples.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month of Feeld Majestic: $11.99
  • Three months of Feeld Majestic: $23.99 ($7.99 per month)


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BEST IF YOU’RE JUST COMING OUT

Tinder

It’s still a lawless land, but the huge LGBTQ+ user base and steps toward inclusivity make it a viable option.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month of Tinder Gold: $29.99
  • Six months of Tinder Gold: $112.99 ($18.83 per month)
  • One year of Tinder Gold: $149.99 ($12.50 per month)
  • One month of Tinder Plus: $9.99
  • Six months of Tinder Plus: $37.99 ($6.33 per month)
  • One year of Tinder Plus: $49.99 ($4.17 per month)


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BEST FOR FINDING QUEER MEN

Grindr

Putting “bi” in your profile might get you some hate here, but it’s also a place to meet experienced men.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month of Grindr XTRA: $24.99
  • Three months of Grindr XTRA: $20.97 ($6.99 per month)
  • Six months of Grindr XTRA: $29.94 ($4.99 per month)
  • One year of Grindr XTRA: $47.88 ($3.99 per month)


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BEST FOR USERS OVER 30

Match

It’s not anyone’s top pick for a bisexual dating app, but its huge user base and trusted matching algorithm could uncover a hidden gem.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month: $35.99
  • Three months: $59.97 ($19.99 per month)
  • Six months: $107.94 ($17.99 per month)
  • One year: $191.88 ($15.99 per month)


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BEST FOR RELIGIOUS BISEXUAL PEOPLE

eharmony

Beneath the blatant focus on straight people lie a handful of mature singles who are also LGBTQ+ and religious.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month: $59.95
  • Three months: $89.85 ($29.95 per month)
  • Six months: $179.40 ($29.90 per month)