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How today’s dating sites fail to meet your sexual needs

Online dating can be both exciting and a waste of time. Finding other people that mesh well with your life can sometimes feel like an exhausting task, especially when you have to sift through piles of people who are obviously not your match. If you come from the zone of traditional heterosexual normativity, there are plenty of dating sites that can help you find the right romantic or sexual partner. But if you don’t fall into that category, things just got a bit trickier to navigate.

People are screaming out for unconventional dating and relationship sites. And while the old guard of dating sites still serves a purpose, you deserve to have an app that satisfies all your sexual needs.

Here are three ways traditional dating sites fail to meet your sexual needs:

1. By default, they don’t offer your orientation

They think they do, but in reality, traditional dating sites often don’t even realize that there are many, many variants in sexual orientation and gender identity. In doing so, they fail to meet your needs in circumstances when you identify as something that you can’t include in traditional dating profiles.

2. You have to eventually “out” yourself

Because traditional dating sites often work through a heteronormative lens, they forget that sometimes there are other sexual interests besides the conventional ones. Wouldn’t it be nice to just be open and upfront with what you’re into? This way you never have to “out” yourself later—you can just be yourself.

3. There’s room for judgement

Because traditional dating sites target heteronormative situations like man/woman looking for woman/man in a long term relationship, by default it creates a situation where judgement can rear its ugly head. Say you meet someone online and there’s a bit of romance and you feel like you need to be upfront and honest with what your kink or orientation is. This moment is both vulnerable and scary—you’re opening yourself to judgment—and could be avoided when your dating environment is open from the get-go.

These reasons are why Feeld exists. At Feeld, we are upfront about what we dig and we want you to be too. Life is short. Why waste time and energy going after people who don’t understand what you’re into? We want to celebrate whatever it is you identify as and get you hooked up with people you’d vibe with. It’s time for a new type of dating app that’s built with you in mind.

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