Chappy: The Gay Dating App That's Finally Getting It Right

by Christie Grimm · August 23, 2017

Guys, let’s face it. Long gone are the days of meet cutes. Those, "Oh, we met at a coffee shop," or "Well, I just couldn't take my eyes off him,” romcom stories of yore. Nowadays pretty much everyone is on some sort of dating app, with a roster of (what feels like) meat markets on their phones.

It’s hard to say online dating is always fun. We've swiped through Tinder till our thumbs hurt and have heard a few Grindr horror stories to freak us out. But keep the faith, because there’s a new dating app on the block that’s doing something a little different AND it might be getting it right for gay guys. An app where guys can go to meet and connect with actual guys, not just headless photos of torsos and anonymous dick pics….

The adorably named Chappy has just set out on a most honorable cause - to “Love Dating Again."Striving to help men find more meaningful connections which feels almost impossible in the year of 2017. It also creates a safer space for gay dating, where every leading man looking for love has to show his face in all his photos and all profiles are verified via Facebook to help tackle fake profiles.

And while Facebook verification is all well and good, the coolest feature of the app's whole schtick is definitely the Chappy sliding scale. You see, at any time, you're just a swipe of the hand from choosing to look for Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now. A function that offers a new kind of choice that even seasoned app users will envy - mood based dating, if you will. On the search for something spontaneous, or something significant? For fun, or forever? Whatever it is that you're into, you'll instantly be matched up with all the other eligible chaps who are looking for the same thing. I.E. No more of those CRAZY fun "So, what are you looking for?" conversations.

So yeah, we'd say the whole Chappy thing is pretty cool. With 2 million swipes per day, it’s now live and gaining buzz in all major cities such as NYC, London, L.A, Chicago, S.F., Seattle, Miami, D.C. and more.

All in all, do yourself a favor and give it a spin. As they say, it's "Part Romance. Part Rendez-Vous. All Gentlemen." So hey, who knows, you may just end up finding love in a not-so-hopeless place?

Give it a go and download the app here!

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