This absence of dating culture and exclusion from prominent dating culture in the LGBT community exacerbates the social isolation and anxiety lesbian women try to overcome.
There is also the possibility that the lack of dating culture contributes to the problem of some lesbian women being too aggressive in establishing a relationship.
The lesbian dating scene has the opposite problem gay men struggle with: there is too much pressure to commit and not enough casual dating.
Lesbians coined the terms “U-Haul Syndrome” and “U-Haul Lesbians” after encountering women who wanted to move in with them around the second or third date.
This pressure comes from heterosexuals, gay men — often in the context of meeting lesbians at gay bars — the media and other lesbian women.