Review date: 02/07/2021
Lex is almost an anti-dating dating app and that makes it stand out in this crowd. According to the folks at Lex, Lex is short for lexicon, which makes sense when you use the app because it's goal is text-first, selfies second. Lex is like an old school personal ad site, where users post short, text-based ads or stories. Targeted at the lesbian, queer, trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming community, Lex isn't for everyone. For people in those groups looking for a pretty safe space to find friends, lovers, sex partners, or community, it's a nice place to go. Lex's biggest community rule is "No Creeps Allowed" and they put a real emphasis of their community guidelines. Users can link to their Instagram or keep things picture free if they chose. All in all, Lex is a different sort of dating app that feels less meat market and more meet who you want and go from there.
What could happen if something goes wrong
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
Either phone or email
What data does it collect?
Username (required), location (required), pronouns (required)
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last two years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Lex tries to collect as little data on it users as possible. However, the one thing missing from it is how users can delete data. For clarification: on the app users can delete their account account but it isn't clear what happens to that data.
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Password requires eight characters, one letter and one number.
Lex users are encouraged to contact [email protected] in case of any security or data privacy concerns. All reports are handled internally by the Lex Engineering team. Additionally, the Lex source code and dependencies are automatically and regularly scanned for security vulnerabilities.