So how did online dating miss the lesbian community?
One reason could be because there just is no good app for queer women.
"We talked to a lot of people, including founders of other dating sites, and gay women we were friends with," Tessler says.
When Tessler decided to start online matchmaking service The Dating Ring two years ago, she couldn't get nearly enough gay women to match with the few gay women who had signed up for the service.
Mostly-straight dating app Tinder had a projected 20 million active monthly users by April 2015, and gay male dating app Grindr, which on its fifth anniversary in 2014 had over 10 million user downloads, has been thriving for years now, but we have yet to see an app for lesbian and queer women really take off.
And it's not a problem for gay men; about 70 percent of them report dating someone they met online.
1) Find friends through Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Trevor Space is a monitored youth-friendly site where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 13 to 24 can connect with other young people throughout the world, and can get involved in their local LGBT communities.
So before you get going, here's what you need to know about the best (and worst) available - 1. Now although this makes many of us cringe they honestly don't post "I AM INCREDIBLY DESPERATE" all over your page. They just use your info to match you via some clever Tinder spell.
You set the "prowl-o-meter" to how long you're willing to go to find your girl, then start flicking through endless pictures, vapidly deciding which ones you may or may not like based on their face. If you weren't lesbian before, then you sure as hell will be after seeing an array of your local members... Consider yourself warned.) Worst Feature - The post-matching process. You know when you're in a gay club, and the best you can usually hope for is a few fleeting yet purposeful glances from interested women, before they quickly flick their eyes away when you catch them at it?