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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.