The idea is to eliminate the awkward "What are we" conversations and set you up for success by pairing you with people who share your priorities. And if you specifically opted to only see matches of the same gender, Tinder will still throw the opposite gender in there, because they apparently don't believe that you can actually just be gay. There are obviously gay men on Tinder, Match, and many other dating apps, but that's probably their backup app, and you're likely to circle through the same batch. As far as dating apps go, it's on the serious end. The free app, designed to facilitate casual flings, erases your profile every hour — although you can easily restore it. Until you find someone you truly vibe with, that is.
Mashable's Heather Dockray pays homage to it in her piece on the best queer dating apps, choosing it as the best app for queer women:
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This can help you avoid awkward date conversations in the future. Since the profile building takes some time, we'd suggest answering all of the questions on a desktop, but doing the actual swiping and matching on the app. With the extra beans you accumulate you can show interest in another group of potential matches who aren't necessarily your handpicked matches of the day, but who you may share common interests. You can use it when you're bored, ignore it for three weeks, and come back to find new matches and a new crowd to swipe through. Oh yeah, and its 90 million registered users beats out almost every other dating site's stats — so you're guaranteed to never get bored.