By it's very premise, which requires the woman in a match to send the first message, Bumble assumes that its users are straight.
And as a lesbian woman who's spent a fair amount of time on both Tinder and Ok Cupid, I can tell you that the apps aren't great at weeding out men who don't belong (sorry for the immediate swipe left, Scott, Todd, and John, but I don't know how you got here).
All it takes is knowing the best ones to download and how to work with them. The app makes users choose a gendered emoji (red lips for women and mustaches for men) both for themselves and for the gender they're interested in.
At first, it wasn't possible for bisexual people to choose both the mustache and the lips, but Coffee Meets Bagel changed that in the last couple years.
So Bumble is a good option for anyone who needs the motivation to actually say something to their matches (you know who you are).
Ok Cupid Like many other apps, Ok Cupid started out focusing solely on straight people, but it has become much more queer-friendly in the last few years with the addition of a bunch of new gender identity and sexual orientation options.
Just a few months after I finally swallowed my pride and created a profile, I went on my first date with the woman who's now my girlfriend. So if you're only looking for women, it's worth the thumb energy it'll take to swipe past all the unnecessary dudes who pop up on the way to your dream girl.
Bumble I know I already said that Bumble's very premise is incredibly hetero-focused, (and I stand by that), but that doesn't mean this app is worthless to queer women.
The "rule" that women send the first message obviously doesn't apply to a woman-woman match, but there's one more Bumble "rule" that makes it slightly different than other dating apps: Bumble requires users to send a message within the first 24 hours.
Of course, that doesn't mean that queer women have to stick to meeting a new love interest in lesbian bars (which are dying, anyway).
In fact, I met my current girlfriend on a dating app, so I can 100% confirm that it's possible.