Meeting women who like women
Well, it’s the million dollar question! Whilst there is no definitive answer, here are a few ideas to get you started.
A sure-fire place to meet other lezzas is out on the ‘scene', and there are lots of different women's bars or club nights out there. If you live in or near Manchester then you're lucky as it's home to the award winning Vanilla; a women's bar which has proved very popular since its birth in 1998.
Coyotes is another great bar popular with the girls because it offers regular sports viewing and themed nights. And fear not - if you don't live near Manchester then check out page 31 or find out some of the highlights of what's on offer in your area by reading the listings in outnorthwest magazine.
There's lots of websites for women wanting to chat to and date women - the most famous being gaydargirls.com and pinksofa.com. Most will have a subscription fee but look out for free trials or offers. You can then make a profile of yourself, and search to view other women's profiles with similar interests. It's a great way to meet other women in your area,or even the other side of the world!
On many of these websites there will also be discussion forums and information on activities going on for gay women in your area. Remember, don't reveal any information which could expose your identity such as your name and address unless you're sure it's safe, and don't allow anyone to pressure you into revealing anything you're not comfortable with.
If you decide to meet someone then make sure you do it in a public place and that someone knows where you're going and when to expect you back.
Joining a group is a great way to meet like-minded women and Manchester in particular offers a wide range of social, support and networking groups for all ages, interests and backgrounds. The LGF hosts social and support groups Carousel and Stepping Stones, and the Lesbian Community Project offers a discussion group, a support group for disabled LB women, groups for older LB women, and many more. The LIK:T project is a manchester based group supporting 16-25 year old gay and bi-women.
There are also many others on offer, from sports groups and youth groups to dining groups. Again, if you're not from Manchester then there's still plenty going on across the North West.