Working for a tech company, it’s difficult to go a few hours without perusing the tech press. I came across an article while on my way home from work today on The Next Web. The article covers the beta release of a new data app called “Dattch” that’s oriented towards lesbian dating. This is an interesting niche as there aren’t many dating websites or apps devoted strictly towards lesbian dating. Granted, there are some popular gay hookup apps, but none oriented towards relationships. Currently the app is beta testing in the UK, but has intentions to roll out internationally sometime soon.
About halfway through the article, I couldn’t help but notice passage:
The idea of men making fake profiles to browse a lesbian site might sound spurious but Exton has been surprised at the rate and extent to which this happens. “Daily, we have about five guys registering for an invite and it’s unsubstantiated but the emails have a guy’s name on them. We’ve seen fake Facebook accounts set up to try and get invites. You’ll see they set up an account yesterday, have no friends but they like Dattch and something like ‘Lesbian and bi girlies of London’. It’s amazing. The fact that people will go to that extent to try and check out gay women or convert them or meet up with them.”
Now, I’ve been more or less single for about a year and a half. And, like many (most?) men, I do find girl-on-girl erotica to be one hell of a turn on. But, seriously? What’s the game plan behind this? Sign up for a lesbian dating site, set up a date and then reveal yourself to be a dude once you meet in person? I’m sure this will go over real well. Surely, she’ll realize that she’s no longer gay and invite you to a massive lesbian orgy that you’ve always fantasized about. I can only think of maybe four or five gay female friends that I have and to be honest, the fact that their gay has really taken any potential sexual tension out of our interactions. Do some guys think that being on a lesbian dating website will lead to something? I know there are still people in the US who think that being gay is a choice — and I’m not looking to start a debate here — but there’s pretty much zero chance you’re about to “convert” a gay woman to go out with you via a lesbian dating app. I don’t really get it.
[via The Next Web]