Heh, Tinder can be really awful these days! We don't have any official advice on this one, but I will say that I've heard that OKCupid is one of the better places for queer people and POC. Maybe check it out?
Ohhhhh, sorry Debbie. I only saw this. I find that POF is the best app for lesbians like us. But... curve ball.... there's lots of Facebook groups where I've met people before. Stay away from Tinder tho. The amount of straight men who search that filter trying to 'turn us' is insane. Hope that helps.