Welcome to your Tap ‘n’ Date era – where dating is thrilling, intricate, and a tad perplexing. But worry not! Whether you’re deciphering “wyd” texts or navigating heartbreaks, Tinder and Gaysi Family are here to support you with queer-affirming checklists for every big or tiny dating pitstop. Dive in for insights, self-reflection prompts, and become the green flag we know you are!

Self Discovery

New to exploring your queerness? Start here! Milestones, safety measures, things to consider, we’ve got you covered! Here’s how you can navigate your ‘firsts’ in queer identity and dating!

Dating Etiquettes

Navigating the queer dating scene for the first time? While there’s no rulebook, etiquette matters. From gracefully ending a Tinder chat to balancing romance and friendship, here’s your guide to dating with confidence and empathy.

Self Care

In the whirlwind of dating, it’s easy to lose sight of your own well-being. Whether you’re exploring new connections, mending a broken heart, or falling head over heels, remember: self-care comes first. Let this guide be your roadmap to prioritizing yourself on the journey of love.

Consent, Safety and Boundaries

Navigating the nuances of consent, safety, and boundaries in dating can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield of uncertainty. From small gestures to the big sit-down discussions, this guide offers insights on initiating crucial conversations for mutual respect and understanding.

Is It Okay To Date If I’m Not Out Yet?

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Is It Okay To Date If I’m Not Out Yet?

Coming out is a personal journey, many people choose to date or have partners long before they feel safe to officially come out to others! While speaking your truth matters, it is also important that one has a safe space around them! It’s completely okay to date if you’re not out yet. Tinder offers features that allow you to control who sees your profile. Only share your sexuality or gender identity when you feel ready and safe.

How Do I Ask My Tinder Date About Their Sexuality If They Haven’t Told Me?

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How Do I Ask My Tinder Date About Their Sexuality If They Haven’t Told Me?

Whenever you ask your Tinder date any personal questions, it is always best to start with asking them if they are comfortable conversing about personal topics. While sexuality is important information in the context of dating, it’s also an extremely personal issue for many, so approaching it respectfully is the way to go.

You can start the conversation with something like: “if you don’t mind me asking, what’s your sexual orientation? Me, I’m attracted to __”. It can help your date feel comfortable if you include yourself in the conversation as well.

Is It Okay To Date If I Am Still Figuring Out My Transition?

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Is It Okay To Date If I Am Still Figuring Out My Transition?

In any dating dynamic, it is perfectly okay to talk about your personal journey, if you feel it will become an important part of the relationship and if the other person can hold space for such a discussion. Transitioning, regardless of whatever stage you are in, is your personal journey and it becomes your decision to ultimately talk to your Tinder date about it. It is okay to date in the middle of a self-discovery journey, if you feel ready to do that. It might help them understand your likes and preferences better, as well!

My First IRL Dates Are Awkward Or Boring Or I Don’t Feel Anything. Does This Mean I’m Not Ready To Date?

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My First IRL Dates Are Awkward Or Boring Or I Don’t Feel Anything. Does This Mean I’m Not Ready To Date?

There’s a chance that you are distracted by something else, perhaps your own internal monologue. If not, you may try changing the venue of your dates or engage in different activities like trampoline parks, arcades and bowling alleys. If you’re feeling nervous because it’s a ‘first date’ and consider it a big deal, it might also be what is taking the fun out of the equation.

Going to workshops or doing other activities together are natural ice breakers and you don’t have to keep thinking of new topics to talk about! Even with all these changes, if you still feel bored or awkward, it might be a sign to take a step back to check how you really feel about dating at your current stage.