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By: Lilly Chris, Staff Writer
Recently, I was part of the production team of a photo shoot on a luxury yacht for a future issue of Connextions Magazine. This time I was in charge of makeup and hair for the model, so I had some time in between shots, and what else is there to do besides sun bathing - look for girls of course!
We were shooting in the Hamptons, and his time of year, the Hamptons is super busy with people from everywhere. I remember that on a recent pitch-itch (it's what we call when we get together and talk about story ideas for future issues) we were talking about a dating app for lesbians called HER, so I decided to do some "research" and see who was around me - although I was in the middle of the ocean!
To my surprise, there were plenty of girls near me, some around my age (early 20's), some older than me, it was fun. I started exploring HER and loved the fact that I was able to read stories related to my people. Sometimes I feel like most LGBT media is male-dominated, but HER feels like they really took into consideration my needs. It was easy to setup, all I needed to do was to use my Facebook application to sign in - at first I was freaking out about this because I really didn't want to mix the two apps. But during my investigation, I found out the makers of HER do not want men or spammers to be able to create accounts, so they use the Facebook application to verify that (A) I am a female and that (B) I am not spam - so I was cool with that. I remember using other dating apps in college and had to deal with trolls, so this is a refreshing update!
In between photo shoots, I was able to read women-related articles, learn about the hottest lesbian events happening near me and had some great conversations with different women. During my research, I found out that HER promises to be "the best way to meet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer women" in my community and around the world - and based on the number of people I was chatting with [we had a 5 hours photo shoot - don't judge me :) ] I think they really deliver on this promise!
Who knows, my next blog post may be about my first date with any of those girls!
To find out more about HER, simply get the free app, right now it's only available on IOS system, although HER makers are promising to have an Android app soon. It's currently available in the US and the UK. HER used to be called Dattched, which after customer feedback and suggestions received a makeover and HER was introduced to the world. Apparently the original name confused people, but there's no denying that HER speaks to all women - even those who may be questioning.