This past August, YouTube couple Megan Evans and Whitney Bacon, jointly known as Wegan, launched their dating site, Find Femmes. The couple, who met on MySpace in 2006, captured their journey towards conquering long distance through their YouTube channel, What Wegan Did Next, and now live happily as wife and wife in the United Kingdom.
Megan and Whitney have shared their long distance story online as a way to show that feminine lesbians are out there – that they can meet, fall in love and live happily ever after. The couple is passionate about femme visibility, which was a huge factor in the decision to create Find Femmes.
I was lucky enough to be able to ask Wegan a few questions about their new website, femme visibility and the Find Femmes launch party held in London for the winter issue of FLURT.
FLURT: Congrats on your recent anniversary! Can you tell our readers a bit about your personal story and how your lives together have grown, changed and gotten you to this point of starting a business together?
Megan: Thank you so much! Yes, we recently celebrated seven years of being together and our third Civil Partnership anniversary.
Whitney: We can’t believe we’ve come so far – time certainly has flown by! But it also feels like we’ve known each other our whole lives.
M: Whilst we were long distance, back in 2009 or so, I started a blog, What Wegan Did Next, to document our long distance journey, as well as to show the world that feminine lesbians (aka femmes) do exist and can lead happy lives too. It extended to uploading videos of our time spent together on YouTube.
FLURT: When did you first get the idea to start a dating website? Can you describe the process of launching the company a bit? How did the name come about?
M: We used to get asked a lot by our followers, “how can we find a femme lesbian?” And we never really had an answer!
W: We personally both know how difficult it is to find a fellow femme, and we got lucky randomly to meet at a click of a button. It’s not a normal story. You can try going to lesbian bars, but if you’re femme then you often get looked at like you don’t belong. We felt frustrated that we didn’t have a clear cut answer and thought to ourselves, “What can do we do to help?”
M: Thus the idea of a femme dating site was born! We started looking into it a few years ago but it all seemed a bit too overwhelming as to where to even start.
W: We put it on hold until we felt the time was right, and everything aligned this year. We were really excited to finally be doing it. The difficult part was figuring out the name and branding. We’d come up with many names over the year, but ultimately we stuck with what made the most sense – what we were trying to achieve: Find Femmes.
Read the rest of the interview in the Winter Issue, out this December!