General FAQ

What is Velvetpark?

What is Velvetpark?
Velvetpark is an integrated social network for lesbians and queers featuring blogs, news, video content and an exclusive queer community network.

Who is Behind Velvetpark?
Velvetpark began as a lesbian arts and culture print magazine in 2002, and has blossomed into an online portal and community hub. This site is independently owned and operated by out and proud lesbians and queers. We are NOT an affiliate program, nor was our site created by a 3rd party service. The social and dating services on Velvetpark were created and designed by us and constitute the only custom designed online lesbian dating community. Our staff and contributors can be viewed on our About page.

Is Velvetpark now a paid service?
All of Velvetpark’s blog and video content is available for free. Your opt-in membership and participation on the blogs as well as creating your own profile are all free services.

How do you differentiate yourself from other dating services?
We’ve thought long and hard about how lesbians socialize and our relationships. What we’ve realized is that we are a community. No one knows us better than we know ourselves, or better than our friends. We’ve designed Velvetpark Mate to work as an online extension of how queer women meet in real life: through participating in creating community and through mutual friends.

Will you sell my data or Email address?
No. We absolutely will not sell or give away your Email address! Additionally, Velvetpark does not claim any ownership rights to any materials that you submit, post, or display on or through the site.