Hey!!! 💕💕 Just wondering...How do you meet other girls? I know I'm young and all, (sophomore in highschool) but I feel like I'll never meet a girl romantically you know? I don't want to have to use dating apps all the time, I just want to meet a girl like straight people do, lol just wondering. Thanks, I love you!!
Okay, so this is hard, especially when you’re young. I was lucky to grow up in a place with a (relatively) high LGBT population, and had many gay friends and friends’ parents and teachers etc. That said, I didn’t start dating girls until junior year–mostly because they terrified me so much! Now I live in one of the gayer cities of America and meet people through college and Her, though that doesn’t seem like what you’re looking for. (Although, I see 16yr olds on Her all the time, and I used lesbian dating apps at that age to meet people. Most LGBT adults I know use it too! My roommate met her gf of over 1yr on Her, and they’re still together.)
*If you’re out*, I’d recommend getting involved with the GSA (or equivalent), or seeing if there are LGBT activities for young people that are sponsored in your town. I went to gay prom senior year, for example, and it wasn’t affiliated with my high school, it was just held downtown. There are also communities, I’ve found, that tend to ‘be gayer’ than others. I was heavily involved in the spoken word/poetry scene for a few years, and honestly, I can’t think of many straight people who participated.
But you really do have to find your place, and that just takes time. The internet, in the meantime, is a beautiful place to meet LGBT people, and even though it’s not the same as connections irl, it’s still reminded me I’m not alone! I’m here if you ever want to talk.