Totally lesbian dating
Rakowski, who has an eagle eye for queer social media catnip, began posting some of the vintage ads on @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y.“I was fascinated by how people wrote about themselves and what they desired in such a direct way,” she says.So, I decided to basically kill two birds with one stone, and after a long internal debate, I put a profile on a German lesbian dating site.Since I’m absolutely dreadful at writing dating profiles, let alone one in German, I decided to keep it simple and highlight two main things about myself; that I’m Australian and that one of my hobbies was murdering the German language.Unfortunately, two of them didn’t live in Hamburg but were kind enough to keep writing to me even though my written German isn’t fantastic.One of them actually corrects my emails, which is helpful and amusing at the same time.Last week I had two different problems on my mind: 1.I wanted and needed to practice writing in German but found the topics set in textbooks unbelievably boring and unrealistic. I really wanted to meet other lesbians in Hamburg cause I know exactly zero and this makes dating really hard.
In early 2017, she created @herstorypersonals, and the response has only grown since then: Over the two-day open-call period each month, Rakowski often gets upward of 200 submissions.
That clarity appealed to her, especially after a recent streak of underwhelming dates. With the help of some close friends, Lula came up with her own ad (a snippet: “31 y/o watery & sassy black femme looking to be spoiled, spanked & appreciated like I deserve”).
The day after it went up in late January 2017, she woke up to “like, a billion follow requests.” After a week or so of exchanging messages with a few people (including someone in Copenhagen, with whom she’s still pen pals), she heard from Dot, a 33-year-old woman in Los Angeles: “Not in Seattle but love your profile!
It is a great way to practice your German writing, get to know some Germans, and learn more about the German way of life.
At some point last year, Leola Lula, a 32-year-old living in Seattle who organizes a monthly queer party called Night Crush, concluded that Tinder was a barren wasteland.“It was really bleak,” she says.The whole thing began as a lesson in lesbian history for Kelly Rakowski, 38, a photo editor at Metropolis.