Her (YC S15) Launches Its Women-Only Dating App Throughout The United States

by Alexis Ohanian7/17/2015

Her, a startup in our current batch that has made an app specifically for women looking to meet and date other women, today launched its iOS app to be available throughout the United States.

Her is more than just a dating app: In addition to personal profiles and a matchmaking feature that links people who have mutually liked each other’s profiles into an in-app chat, Her also has a news feed featuring “lesbian pop culture” stories, and an events feed with upcoming exhibits, parties, and festivals. This makes Her an app that’s just as much about building conversation and community as it is about facilitating romantic hookups. In addition to the U.S., the app is also available in the U.K. and Ireland.

VentureBeat’s Ken Yeung wrote in a story today:

“Her’s founder Robyn Exton says that the company has seen ‘unprecedented
demand’ for the app in the two months it has been on the market.
Previously the app was only available in seven cities.

One tidbit Exton offered was that women were no longer seeking to
apply labels to their sexuality, saying, ‘There is a large and growing
number of women that don’t want to take a label, women who may have
previously considered themselves straight, but are now in a relationship
with a woman. This is something we’ve seen with the big growth in the
‘no label’ option of users in the app.'”

Read more about Her in VentureBeat, TechCrunch, and Fast Company.


  • Alexis Ohanian