Description: Local lesbian goes out and sees what her city has to offer. Local lesbian writes about it.


“Falling for HER” was the first official event that the HER dating app hosted in Los Angeles. I found out about it by googling “lesbian events in LA” as I tend to do every other week to no avail.

I don’t have the app because I know from experience that online dating is just not for me, but I was excited about attending a lesbian event that promised activities like “bobbing for boobies,” a “flannel swap” (bring an old flannel to give away… take someone else’s flannel home), and a “Dyke-o’-lantern decorating contest.” It also didn’t hurt that the pre-sale tickets only cost five dollars. Essentially, I was sold.

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She’s Getting Ready to Bob for Boobies

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Mummy-Wrapping Competition

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Flannel Swap Station

I showed up alone at The Sandbox on Melrose at about 2:30pm on Sunday (the event went on from 2pm until 10). I got a drink at the bar and then sat for a while as I waited for more women to arrive. Later I played and won a game of beer pong, decorated a dyke-o’-lantern, shot some hoops, and played darts, and giant jenga. I met some cute women in the process… obviously.

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Giant Jenga!

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Me With My “Art”

My friend showed up at about 7:45pm, so I stayed longer than I planned to. By night time, all the activities of the day (save for Giant Jenga) were done and it was time to head out to the dance floor. I normally don’t dance because I’m terrible at it, but I got escorted to the dance floor by a woman who said “I literally don’t understand what it means when people say they can’t dance. Just feel the music.” So I did. Everyone was chill and non-judgmental, so I felt comfortable enough to “dance” (read: I did my two-step and I waved my arms around a bit).

Either way, I had a blast, and I’m looking forward to attending any future events of this nature.

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