Coming out gay dating
Chappy, the new gay dating app, championing choice and ‘dating’ has finally launched, giving men the opportunity for romance - as well as something more casual.
Backed by Whitney Wolfe, co-founder of Tinder and now CEO of Bumble, Chappy positions itself as the app offering men choice – depending on their mood.
Locke also stresses that you can change the scale as and when you please depending on your mood.
Similar to Tinder, the app also verifies people’s accounts through Facebook which Locke says was key to avoid those unwanted pornographic pictures.In a market saturated with headless torsos, Chappy profile pictures must show a face, creating a far more genuine user experience - and all profiles are verified via Facebook making Chappy a safe, responsible, and empowering new chapter in gay dating.In 2017, the gay community is arguably in a state of flux.Locke’s venture comes after a very public coming out after viewers of the reality television programme saw him date women including Topshop heiress Chloe Green and model Ashley James, come out as bisexual and then say he was a gay man last year.
Locke toldit is partly through his experiences of using dating apps to come to terms with his own sexuality which is why he co-founded Chappy.
The main distinguishing feature is the ‘Chappy scale’ which allows users to slide between ‘Mr Right’ to ‘Mr Right Now’ depending on whether they are looking for a relationship or something more casual.