The app relies on images over words because “we didn’t want to awkwardly think and describe how unique and great we were,” explains Her founder Robyn Exton, who helped usher the app, previously called Dattch, into this new format. The app is “very sleek, but ended up hiding the navigation a little too well,” says Monica, a 26-year-old user in Washington.“We had [photos] that showed who we really were, what we cared about and what it would be like to hang out with us.” The lack of a caption option is frustrating, though, since context for some of those snaps would help. “It took me a lot of time to figure out how to do anything.It’s kind of sweetly organic that way: When you “like” a user’s photo, she gets a notification and then has the option of chatting with you.If you both like photos on each other’s pages, it’s a “match,” and you are then prompted to chat: an accelerated version of what might happen between two strangers giving each other the eye at a club. You can write a tiny intro blurb and post it in place of a photo on your profile, but few users seem to do that.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices."Trevor provides valuable resources to young people nationwide who may not have anywhere else to turn to for help.
“I didn’t realize it scrolled until I saw someone else’s, and then redoing it felt like a lot of effort.” A Facebook-style feed area allows users to post links, so you can get some sense of your personality across by sharing stories and events.The feed is one of the features Exton says she is most proud of: “We see a lot of people will end up chatting and meeting because they liked a comment or an article someone shared,” she says.When you open up Her, a women-only dating app that started in Britain and just launched across the United States, it seems very confident.“Finding you all of the babes,” it promises as it pulls up profiles of other queer women nearby.
But those are the last words you are going to see for a while.The app offers little more than photos, so a user’s profile is essentially a mini Instagram feed. After being trained on wordier, profiles like those on Ok Cupid and even Tinder, there’s an initial shock using Her.