Your feedback matters a lot to us when we’re planning our roadmap.As such, Opera’s news reader now supports RSS feeds, too!People will be able to use these categories to search and sort through all the personals on the app, and post as many personal ads as they want on their own profile.While one day she wants to have in-app messaging, for the first version Rakowski plans to build in Craigslist-style encrypted email communication instead–if you reach out to a person you’re interested in, an email will go straight to their inbox.The key to the app will still be users’ text descriptions. I feel like writing directly about yourself and your desires has made for deeper connections.” This is particularly important, Rakowski says, for the queer community, where language is a primary mode for self-identification: In the posts, people describe themselves with monikers like “tender gendered,” “butch emotional laborer,” “latinx switchy-witch,” and “power bottom-leaning.”“I think language is really important for queer people because there are all these different words to describe who you are that just don’t exist in the straight world,” she says.“Maybe there’s a rejection of the Tinder culture, because you’re just looking at a person’s kind of shitty, badly lit selfie,” she says. “It’s almost like a code language.”The personals, each limited to 45 words, are also similar to a familiar form of modern communication: the text message.You can upgrade to a paid account for more features.Upgrading is not essential however if you do choose to support our site you get many more features which give you an edge over the free members and you will receive a lot more responses!
In Opera’s news reader, you can choose the sources you like across several categories and in different languages - latest news, sports, entertainment, and more.But designer Kelly Rakowski is building a thriving online dating community for lesbian, queer-trans, and non-binary queer people where there are no photos involved at all.Right now, it’s an Instagram account called Personals, where Rakowski (who, full disclosure, used to be ‘s photo editor) posts short, pithy descriptions that people send her about who they are and what they’re looking for.The submissions began to flood in, and Rakowski instituted a system where followers could submit their writing once a month.In a single 48-hour period, she would receive upwards of 500 submissions, which she would then slowly post over the course of the next month, complete with each user’s Instagram handle so that other people could send them direct messages.
“It’s not a lot to read, you can digest it really quickly, and they’re really funny,” Rakowski says.