From niche apps to virtual reality and wearables, even traditional matchmaking has found a new reliance on tech.The company was renamed Her in 2015, the year it moved its headquarters to San Francisco.Rainwater, who is going through a divorce, has since become a fixture in De Guzman’s life, dragging her to brunch and outings with her group of queer, tech-adverse friends. “I think apps are good when you’re sitting at home and you don’t want to go out, but ...

Lesbians, by and large, have resisted the pattern that has swept almost every other demographic of love-seekers — they tend to eschew technology and, instead, seek each other out in brick-and-mortar spots where queer women have traditionally had a strong presence. Exton said one of the biggest battles of running a dating app and social network for queer women is getting users to actually make the first move.

That’s partially why Her pushed its social network into the real world last year with a series of in-person events, where like-minded queer women can meet face-to-face.

Countless lesbian dating and hook-up apps have tried.

Once hailed as revolutionary, they now live on only in the Internet Archive: Brenda, Girl Dar, Our Chart (yes, like the one from “The L Word”), Qrushr, Wing Ma’am. Dattch, a mix of the words “date catch,” was founded by Robyn Exton in 2012 after a cursory look at what dating apps were available for lesbian, bisexual and bi-curious women.

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Join us on a variety of fun, low-key events; conversational dining, dancing, picnics, hiking, camping, game nights, singles mixers, kickball, book club and movie group.(The company did not reveal how many of them are active daily.) The app allows users to see women in their geographic area, though it does not offer specific proximity information. “Seventy percent of our users say the primary reason they’re on the app is to make new friends,” she said.A paid version allows users to see who is online in real time and exchange messages with them. “I think that’s true, but beneath that, many of them also want to find someone to care about them in a more intimate way. So the app needs to cater to both experiences.” (l-r) Chloe Rainwater and friend Dom De Guzman walk down the stairs as they leave Dom's house to go out to lunch in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Feb. Chloe and Dom, who have known each other since high school and dated on and off throughout the years, reconnected recently through a lesbian dating app called Her.(l-r) Chloe Rainwater and friend Dom De Guzman walk back to their car after eating lunch at Kitchen Story in the Castro district in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Feb. Chloe and Dom, who have known each other since high school and dated on and off throughout the years, reconnected recently through a lesbian dating app called Her.(l-r) Chloe Rainwater and friend Dom De Guzman laugh as they eat lunch at Kitchen Story in the Castro district in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Feb. Chloe and Dom, who have known each other since high school and dated on and off throughout the years, reconnected recently through a lesbian dating app called Her.(l-r) Chloe Rainwater and friend Dom De Guzman look at Dom's phone in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Feb. Chloe and Dom, who have known each other since high school and dated on and off throughout the years, reconnected recently through a lesbian dating app called Her.(l-r) Chloe Rainwater and friend Dom De Guzman chat with each other while giving an interview in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Feb. Chloe and Dom, who have known each other since high school and dated on and off throughout the years, reconnected recently through a lesbian dating app called Her.(l-r) Chloe Rainwater hugs friend Dom De Guzman as they get ready to leave the house to go out to lunch in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Feb. Chloe and Dom, who have known each other since high school and dated on and off throughout the years, reconnected recently through a lesbian dating app called Her.Some have said Tinder is the closest thing to a Grindr for straight people.But there has never been a successful equivalent for lesbians.Nearly three years before Tinder came on the scene, Grindr was doing the same thing for gay and bisexual men: an app you turned on to see who might turn you on.