We recently tested Wapa for the purposes of writing a full review of its features and our testers’ experience with it. If you are a lesbian, bisexual, or bi-curious female, we suggest you give our review a read. We are confident that it will give you a heads up on what to expect before using Wapa.
Wapa App Review Results
Final Word on Wapa
Our testers and editors were sincerely impressed by what the Wapa team has accomplished. The Wapa app is, in our opinion, is one of the best mobile dating apps for the lesbian community. It creates a sense of community and genuineness not easily found elsewhere.
Considering that the site has worldwide coverage, the size of the current user base is small and may limit some users who live in less densely populated areas. However, with its explosive rate of continuous growth, Wapa is likely to close that gap sooner rather than later.
Based on its current performance and its future outlook, we would rate the Wapa app as EXCELLENT.
— Pros and Cons —
- Powerful free version
- Available for both Android and iOS devices
- Authentic and genuine user base
- Over 300,000 active users
- Community self-monitoring practically eliminates profiles of men posing as women
- Unique video messaging feature
- Lack of a desktop version
— In-Depth Wapa App Review —
If you are a lesbian, bisexual, or bi-curious woman, finding an online dating platform that truly respects your lifestyle and does not just trivialize it is it not as easy as it should be. While there are many dating sites that focus on the lesbian community, even some of the better ones are lacking. They either seem generic or simply add a category for lesbian and bisexual women on to a platform full of other lifestyles.
The Wapa app is a dating platform that is exclusively for lesbian and bisexual women. If you’ve seen any of their promotional material it makes Wapa out to be the ideal platform for the lesbian community. Of course, promises are one thing, delivering on them is another. Is Wapa truly as great as it seems? Is it convenient yet discreet? Bottom line, is it worth your time and effort?
— What is Wapa? —
Wapa is a mobile dating app that focuses exclusively on lesbian, bisexual, and bi-curious women. It has a worldwide reach and is available in multiple languages.
The app itself is available for Android and iOS devices. It can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. We tested both versions and found the user interface to be fast and responsive. The design is fresh and the navigation is intuitive.
— Who Uses Wapa? —
As of early 2018, Wapa has an active user base of approximately 300,000 women. Of these women, approximately three-quarters identify as lesbian with the remainder as either bisexual or bi-curious. Over half of the membership base is between the ages of 25 and 35. The average age of a Wapa user is 30. The majority of Wapa’s members reside in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Brazil. However, you can find members from literally all over the world.
— An Authentic Community Feel —
One of the main complaints that women have about other popular lesbian dating apps is that the membership base is often full of men pretending to be women. Wapa handles this problem effectively and with innovation.
Wapa has in place a user-generated monitoring system. This encourages and allows members to give each profile that they encounter on the platform an authenticity rating. In other words, if you feel that a profile is fake, you can mark it as such and make your opinion known to the Wapa administrators.
This results in the app’s algorithm giving more weight to profiles that the community has labeled as authentic. Those profiles will appear higher in the search results.
Safety and security on the platform are enhanced further by the fact that all images and profiles posted on Wapa are moderated by the site’s team of moderators. This assures that all content on the site is safe and conducive to community engagement.
We found this method of combining user-generated ratings and an in-house team of moderators to be not only original but also very effective. It definitely creates an atmosphere of trust and authenticity when you are on the Wapa platform.
— Unique Features —
All dating apps have features that they share in common. These include a search and discovery feature for finding potential matches, geolocation support to focus on those who live near you, and communication functionality through messaging and instant chat. Wapa is no different. It has all of those features.
However, Wapa does have a unique feature that helps to elevate it above other dating apps in its niche. Not only is the Wapa community more engaged due to the unique user-generated monitoring and the trust factor that it generates, but it is bolstered even further by the incorporation of video in its communication options.
Users can send 60-second video clips to other users. This helps immensely in getting to know another person and progressing to a potential in-person meetup. It adds more depth and dimension to the “getting to know you” phase.
— Cost —
All of the features described thus far are available for free on Wapa. However, there is also a premium version available for $2.99 per month.
This allows users to record longer videos. It also allows you to post up to 10 pictures on your profile page. Additionally, you can lock some or all of your profile images so that only members that you approve of can see them.
Additionally, Wapa users with a premium membership are given priority in having their new content approved. During our testing, new profile images or modifications to profiles took between 8 to 12 hours to be approved as a free user. With a premium membership, the moderation time was reduced on average to less than an hour.
Free users are presented with advertisements while they are on the platform. As an extra perk, premium members have all such advertising removed.
For the price, if you intend on being a frequent or power user of Wapa, the premium membership option is a good value proposition.