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Daatch launched in 2014 and landed with a thud, primarily because many users reported a lot of technical issues and not enough women (a fatal flaw for a lesbian dating app).
Lauren Kay, co-founder of the Dating Ring, says it is a bit of a chicken or egg situation.
"Getting funding for a dating app is very, very hard.
"We talked to a lot of people, including founders of other dating sites, and gay women we were friends with," Tessler says.
When Tessler decided to start online matchmaking service The Dating Ring two years ago, she couldn't get nearly enough gay women to match with the few gay women who had signed up for the service.
So how did online dating miss the lesbian community?