Butterfly, the new transgender dating app for singles looking to find 'the one'
When it comes to dating apps, you never really know which one to go with. And when an app is aimed at the LGBTQ+ community, you tend to view it with some trepidation.
For instance, does it really follow through on what it promises? Will you find "the one" with a simple swipe? Will my privacy and identification be protected? These are all valid questions that you should be asking, and rightly so.
Butterfly, a new transgender dating app has just launched around the globe. Currently available in South Africa, Greece, the UK and the US, to name a few, it claims to protect user privacy with no swiping necessary.
A word of warning to those who are looking for a quick hookup though: "Butterfly is transforming transgender dating by connecting singles who are looking for a serious relationship," it says on its website.
Membership is free and an upgrade is not required to arrange dates and communicate. A VIP upgrade is optional and allows unrestricted messaging.
Developed by David Minns, a 46-year-old mechanical engineer, every aspect of the app was overseen by him. “Butterfly was created to provide a high quality dating experience for transgender people," said Minns.
"Many transgender dating sites focus on hookups and fetishes. Butterfly is for anyone interesting in a serious relationship with a transgender person."
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