The “Questions” feature allows members to post a question about anything to the entire worldwide HER community. We were skeptical at first about a feature that was so broad in scope and open to the entire membership base. At least in terms of providing substantive replies and lively interaction – we had our doubts. That is why we were pleasantly surprised to find the engagements that the “Questions” section sparked were fun, helpful and captivating. We give HER kudos for this recent addition.
– Using the HER App for Dating –
One of the ways that HER members use the app for dating purposes is to simply become immersed within the community feel of the app and – through casual conversations online – lead up to personal meetings. This emulates the way two people would develop a relationship in real life. This method is passive and slow, but for some members – especially if they are bisexual women who are curious, or otherwise uncertain about a relationship with another woman – it can be the perfect conduit for finding that special person in their life at their own pace.
Of course, some women will prefer a more active option – one that offers faster results. HER also offers a solution for this more instantaneous results-oriented approach to dating. It uses the swipe method popularized by other online dating apps. You receive the profiles of other members that match your search criteria in terms of age range, sexual identity, location, etc. You then can “like” the profile by swiping right or pass on the profile by swiping left.
Those members whose profiles you like will then be given the opportunity to “like” you back. When a mutual like occurs, then the both of you can engage in a conversation via the app. When the app detects that a chat thread has gone cold – usually when more than 36 hours have passed since the last text exchange – it will prompt you to keep the chat going. You can ignore these reminders, of course – especially if the person turned out not to be the type you were looking for.
– HER App Premium Version –
The free version of HER is fully functional in terms of engaging in conversation with other members. From our perspective, it is one of the most robust free dating apps on the market. There is, however, a premium version of HER that is also available. This comes at a cost of $ per month, or $ for Thunder Bay local hookup the entire year.
The premium version increases the number of daily swipes that you can have on a daily basis. During our testing with the free version, we found that we were sometimes limited to 25 swipes, other times 15. We could not ascertain what caused this disparity. The premium version does away with any swipe limitations – making them unlimited.
The premium version also allows you to identify members that are actively online when you are connected. It also allows you to change your location. In the free version, this is tied to the geolocation of your device. We found that being able to change your location can be a useful feature when you are planning to travel. It allows you to establish contact and potential personal meetings with people well in advance of your departure.
We found the HER app to be a refreshing dating application. It is perfectly suited for its targeted demographic. Its founder has stated in interviews that the app was designed specifically for the way that women date and engage with other women. In our evaluation, we found that the app does just that – and quite well. We rate the HER app as VERY GOOD.
The other function of the HER app is to promote the concept of community among its members. Since the app allows for segmentation by geographic location, it is easy to get a feel for what other lesbian and bisexual women are doing in terms of entertainment, dining, and other real world social activities. It is common for members to post upcoming activities in order to invite other members to attend. During our testing we found this section of the app to be lively and engaged. The community feel is genuine and resolute.