How Did TikTok Replace Tinder for Lesbians?

TikTok - a place of short, fun viral videos that's constantly on the edge of being banned. But for some of the LGBTQ community, TikTok is the new Tinder. Jordan Erica Webber and Joshua Rivera explore why lesbians are turning to this social media app as an ad hoc dating app. They speak with Megan Mitchell, a news anchor in Cincinnati, who met her girlfriend through TikTok, Lena Wilson, a journalist whose article in the New York Times explores this new phenomenon, and Elizabeth Lovett, a writer who's writing a book about the precursor to TikTok and dating apps for lesbians before the age of the internet. Plus, Wild Wild Tech runs it's own dating experiment for the podcast to see if our single-and-looking test subject can find love via TikTok. Go to to get an extra three months FREE! Follow Wild Wild Tech Instagram:  Twitter:  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Great stories of how tech shapes our culture in wild ways.Would you be surprised to find out scientists are using World of Warcraft to learn how to fight COVID-19? What if I told you that I could spoil almost any movie based on who uses an iPhone? Or how about the fact that Disney is afraid of butts? Well, that’s Wild Wild Tech, the podcast that brings you the wildest, most bizarre, most interesting stories about how tech is shaping our culture. Hosted by Jordan Erica Webber and Joshua Rivera, every week on Wild Wild Tech we’ll uncover infamous stories at the intersection of pop culture and tech, learn from the experts, and talk to the people who lived through some truly strange tales. These are the tech stories that are seldom told - but once you hear them, you won’t be able to forget them. These are the stories that are seldom told, but once you hear them, you’ll never forget. Follow Wild Wild Tech Love Wild Wild Tech, but hate the ads? Subscribe to the ad-free version here!: Instagram:  Twitter:  We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can:  For advertising opportunities please email    Privacy Policy: