The app is connected through Facebook and Instagram, and members can claim their own gender identity -- man, woman, transgender man, transgender woman, or queer -- and then choose the gender(s) they are seeking.
Of the users that have signed onto the app, 57% identify as gay, 37% identify as lesbian, 4% have identify as transgender, 1% identify as queer, and less than 1% identify as straight.
Trish Mc Dermott, strategic adviser for One Good Crush, said when online dating just began to emerge in the mid 1990s, one could identify as lesbian or gay, but the idea of offering a transgender option did not even cross people's minds."We as a society have really evolved around transgender rights and accepting everything.
Even sports and the military have begun accepting different definitions of gender," she said.
Finding "the one" is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Today, looking for that "needle" comes in the form of left and right swipes on the multitude of dating apps out there.
One Good Crush is a new dating app that officially launched Thursday and is aimed toward people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
This app is now available on i OS and Android, and recently raised 0,000 in seed funding.
Co-founder of the app, Frank Mastronuzzi, said One Good Crush is for people looking for serious relationships, not just casual hookups.
So, while this app may make the dating haystack a bit bigger, Mastronuzzi said he hopes finding the needle will be easier."We wanted to be inclusive of everyone -- even heterosexual people can use our app," he said.
"Letters on LGBTQ keep adding over time, but wherever you fall on this spectrum, you have a place on this app."One Good Crush has the basic structure of other popular dating apps: the user is offered a roulette of profiles, and they can swipe right if they are interested and left if they are not.
If two members match with each other, then they can freely message back and forth.