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Chicagoan Creates Lesbian Dating App Scissr

The new app, which was “designed by lesbians for lesbians,” aims to “create something together that’s mind blowing for lesbians,” according to its website

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    There’s Tinder, there’s Grindr and now there’s Scissr.

    The new app, which was “designed by lesbians for lesbians,” aims to “create something together that’s mind blowing for lesbians,” according to its website.

    Scissr, described as a new “lesbian dating app where woman can connect, share and chat about their local cultural interests and relationship needs,” was sparked by co-creator and Chicago resident Allison Ullrich.

    Ulrich, the general manager of Brooklyn Boulders Chicago, told DNAInfo.com the idea was sparked by “life, reality and conversations,” which proved to her that she wasn’t the only woman who struggled with meeting other lesbian women.

    She said the app, which she designed with her longtime friend Adam Beck, is intended to be like Grindr, an all-male location-based social networking app, “but classier.”

    Similar to Grindr, the app uses GPS to allow users to message nearby users and indicate whether they have a “crush” on them or add them to a private “wish list.”

    Users can also indicate the type of relationship they’re interested in, such as love, networking, hookup or friendship.

    The app is expected to launch worldwide “soon” for iOS users.

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