Pink Sofa Review

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Pink Sofa, a dating site catering exclusively to lesbian and bisexual women, offers users more than just a place to meet people. Not only are there extensive features that allow for community building, but the umbrella company that runs the site is focused entirely on serving the lesbian community - and thus, is highly specialized and perfectly suited to meet the needs of lesbian singles. More users and a better search feature would earn Pink Sofa a five-star rating.

Overview from Pink Sofa

"Join Pink Sofa to find, communicate, interact, and access. Connecting lesbians." - from the Pink Sofa trailer, found at PinkSofa.com.

What a Membership Includes

There are two different membership levels with Pink Sofa: free and paid. Free members have access to the entire site, including classifieds, forums and accommodation listings. However, users must pay for a subscription in order to send anything but canned messages to users they are interested in, chat, or send instant messages. Other features available to all members no matter what their status include a social networking system, the ability to tag favorite profiles, member blocking, search, and a list of who's currently online.

Pink Sofa is an easy site to navigate, with links prominently displayed for all of the various features offered. But although there are many one-click searches any user can perform (new grrls, online now, perfect match, just to name a few) the function is still lacking for those not living in larger metropolitan areas.

For instance, I live in a smaller community; my only option was "Other" when listing what part of my state/province I lived in. Therefore when searching for others in my geographic area, I could only look for "other" - which landed me matches more than 600 miles away in some instances. So if a gal hasn't written the town she lives in, and if you don't do a search for your specific town in the keyword search area, you'll be hard pressed to find another lovely lady within dating distance.

Finally, the options to define oneself were obviously (thankfully) created by fellow lesbians, such as one question that asks what type of lesbian you are (butch, femme, lipstick lesbian, leather, androgynous, etc.)

Unique Features

Pink Sofa isn't just a lesbian dating site; its also a community for bisexual and lesbian women to connect. Lesbian businesses are featured prominently all over the website, the forums are full of Q&A's, and "Your Say" is for women who want to debate and discuss topics relevant to the lesbian lifestyle.

Also, users seem to come from all over the world; this isn't just a US-based lesbian dating site. A quick review of the 'newest grrls' shows many new members in Australia, the UK and Europe, a fair amount from the US, and only a handful from elsewhere (including Canada).

Membership Costs

All new members receive a three free day trial to try out lesbian dating site Pink Sofa, to see if they'd rather remain a free member or subscribe to a paid membership.

Membership costs vary depending on how long you'd like to commit for: one month costs $30.00 USD, three months $60.00 USD, six months $90.00 USD and one year $120.00 USD.

Members can pay using PayPal or their credit card.

The Bottom Line - Should You Use Pink Sofa?

If you're really set on using a site specifically just for lesbians, Pink Sofa offers one of the better experiences for your money. At the same time, sites like OkCupid do such a great job of offering those in the LBGTQ+ community options, that, I'm be hesitant to recommend it wholeheartedly. 

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