Why was my membership application denied?
Every new member is reviewed to keep the Collective community safe, respectful, and free from hate, spam, and antisocial behaviour. While we don’t provide feedback on individual membership applications, most rejections occur for one of the following reasons:
- We couldn't review your application because the social media accounts you provided were either private, didn't belong to you, or didn't exist.
- Your activity on other social media services would violate Collective’s terms of service or community guidelines, so your application was denied.
- We use a variety of other signals, including information about your device, to detect suspicious activity such as attempted impersonation of others.
- We occasionally limit the number of new members.
We use a combination of human and automated reviewers, so sometimes we get things wrong. If you think we made a mistake reviewing your membership application, please contact us.
Why is there a review process to sign up?
Every new member is reviewed to keep the Collective community safe, respectful, and free from hate, spam, and antisocial behaviour. We use a combination of human and automated reviewers, so sometimes we get things wrong. If you think we made a mistake reviewing your membership application, please contact us.
Who owns Collective?
Collective is fully owned and operated by a small team of queer individuals passionate about using technology to bring people closer together.
Is Collective only for dating?
No. Collective can be used for dating, but it’s not the sole focus of the app. Collective is also a platform for queer people seeking community and friendship. You can use Collective regardless of your relationship status.
Is Collective only for LGBTQ+ individuals?
No. Helping LGBTQ+ people find community is the main focus of Collective, but you don't have to be queer to sign up. We also welcome allies and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those who are questioning or unsure about their identity. Sometimes we need to limit the number of new members, and in these cases, we will prioritise LGBTQ+ individuals.
What does “queer” mean?
Collective uses the Human Rights Campaign’s definition of queer:
“A term people often use to express a spectrum of identities and orientations that are counter to the mainstream. Queer is often used as a catch-all to include many people, including those who do not identify as exclusively straight and/or folks who have non-binary or gender-expansive identities. This term was previously used as a slur, but has been reclaimed by many parts of the LGBTQ+ movement.”
What can I post on Collective?
You can find the community guidelines here.
Is Collective available on Android?
Sorry, Collective is only available on iOS devices right now.