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The Best Lesbian Meetups of New York City!

May 08, 2015

The Best Lesbian Meetups of New York City!
  • From secret parties to yogi gatherings, Meetup has been one of the best platforms to meet similar groups of like-minded lezzies from your area. There’s literally something for everyone, but how do you know which groups are actually active. How do you know which location is best for meeting other women? And how do you know which group will have the type of women you’re looking to meet? In celebration of our New York City HER launch, we’ve pulled together a special post on the best Meetups in the city that never sleeps.

    Lez Factor’s NYC Women Who Like Women

    Members: 1835
    The Vibe: The vibe of these mixers is laid-back, intimate, dynamic, incredibly diverse, always activity-based, and a whole lot of damn fun! One of their most popular events is the “Truth or Dare” mixer. You can probably imagine what that consists of… Just let your inner child run wild. We know which mixer we’ll be picking.
    The Community: The age range is typically late-20’s to mid-40’s. They usually draw a crowd of about 60 women per meet up, gathering over the topic of women and dating. But for the big parties you can expect to see a crowd of 150-175 women in their 20s to 30s.
    Next Event: Saturday, May 9th – “I love Latinas” party celebrating the Latina women in the community and those that love them.

    Lesbian & Bi Food Lovers in NY

    Members: 830
    The Vibe: When this group gets together there’s a lot of chat and a lot of laughter. Organized meet ups happen once a month with a different type of cuisine each time. After a delicious meal, everyone tends to head on for more drinks or dancing. Sounds like an amazing bacchanalia club to us.
    The Community: This group tends to be women in their 20s, 30s and 40s and just generally women that get ridiculously excited about food. Whether it’s cheap and cheerful or somewhere a bit fancier, you’ll go on a tastebud safari with this lot.
    Next Event: Thursday, May 14th – sampling Cuban food at Guantanamera on 8th Ave.

    NYC & NJ Speed Dating Events

    Members: 1,019
    The Vibe: The venues this group chooses are of a top notch quality in service and decor, with beautiful ambiance for the daters. The events draw a diverse crowd of women and identities who are looking to expand their social circles, and there’s a strong environment of inclusion and open-mindedness. It’s a safe space for women to let their guard down and enjoy the company of other fierce women. The evening is relaxed, yet fast-paced – as soon as you arrive, let that fear and shyness wash away!
    The Community: This Meetup group is for women interested in meeting new women in the lesbian and bisexual communities for romance, friendship, or business connections. In other words, these girls are here for the butterflies, and fingers crossed, the odd bit of romance! Their speed dating events host women from 25 to 45 whose interests, careers, and personalities are as diverse as they come. You can expect to meet about 20-25 other women per event. Perfect for a flirt and a fun night out.
    Next Event: Saturday, May 9th (7pm – 10pm) – Speed dating on the rooftop of Hudson Terrace.
    For more information and to reserve your seat (events sell out quickly!) visit or go to to fill out a free, confidential profile for lesbian and bisexual matchmaking services!

    Lesbians Who Love to Bike, Hike & The Outdoors

    Members: 694
    The Vibe: This one is a relaxed, kind, respectful and inclusive community, all about the great outdoors. If you’re into women and you’re into fresh air, with a bit of physical activity thrown in, this is going to be the group for you. Running for 3 years, Lesbians Who Love to Bike, Hike & The Outdoors is onto a good thing. So good, in fact, they are opening up LesSpirit Adventures, a group that organizes travel opportunities for small groups covering everything from body to mind to spirit. Email for more details.
    The Community: Women range from their 30s to 60s, and the meet ups can range from 10 to 50 women per outing. So get your boots out, throw your outdoor gear on and join in on the outdoor lesbian fun!
    Next Event: A trip to Greece with 30 other women!

    Sometimes it’s about meeting the right person—and that takes time! To help ease the dating game,
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