Dating personals with pictures
In the end, you can see how similar you are with a potential love interest by their match percentage.
This site also has a mobile app available for free.
People will be able to use these categories to search and sort through all the personals on the app, and post as many personal ads as they want on their own profile.
While one day she wants to have in-app messaging, for the first version Rakowski plans to build in Craigslist-style encrypted email communication instead–if you reach out to a person you’re interested in, an email will go straight to their inbox.
The submissions began to flood in, and Rakowski instituted a system where followers could submit their writing once a month.
In a single 48-hour period, she would receive upwards of 500 submissions, which she would then slowly post over the course of the next month, complete with each user’s Instagram handle so that other people could send them direct messages.
One recent entry states, “I have two girlfriends, one book contract, and little free time, but I’ll make you snack plates and let you pet my sexy Mexican hairless dog.” Who could say no?
Rakowski discovered the magazine’s online archives while hunting around for photographs to surface on her other popular Instagram account, Herstory, on which she shares historical photos of lesbians that date from the 1800s all the way through the 1990s.
“We build it first, we take the space, and then we can welcome other people.”And for all those waiting anxiously for the app, there are more than a thousand posts on Instagram to read through.
Even if you’re not looking for love or sex on Personals, the entries are a joy to read, chock-full of passion and humor and hope.
One couple met while one was living in Sweden and the other in Southern California–they’ve recently moved in together in L. For now, Personals says it is just for “lesbians, queer-trans, and nonbinary queers.” No gay men allowed–at least not yet.
“There are so many things for gay men and I think it’s really important for us to have something first,” Rakowski says.Today, about a year and a half later, the account has more than 30,000 followers. This week, Rakowski launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to transform the Instagram feed, which she ran using only Google Docs, into a truly independent meeting space for queer people.