New social dating app
However, it’s not what users are including in their profiles that sets Chappy apart; it’s what’s not there — racism, ableism, ageism and discrimination.
On Chappy, users are required to agree to the Chappy Pledge promising they’ll be respectful to all users.
Awaiting its relaunch, the app’s webpage currently features a cartoon of a bearded man sat in front of a laptop and surrounded by three women in Indonesian-style Islamic clothes, with two children.
In a country where almost 90 per cent of the 260 million population is Muslim, the Tinder-esque dating app continues to divide opinion.
Chappy (available on i OS and Google Play) has been helping men find more meaningful connections by allowing users to specify upfront if they’re looking for “Mr. Right Now” and moderating profiles to include valid face photos.
We drew on the strengths of everyone in the team – having a diverse company helped shape The Pledge creatively, but it also ensured it had real nuance in market.
We interviewed 40 diverse gay men and simply listened to their stories.
" Dating may not be an exact science, but Ida says she's tired of swiping right and swiping left, so she's willing to swab to find love.
While most of the action has moved from the gay bar to any number of dating and social apps, new technology has introduced a whole set of new problems and pitfalls while finding your Prince Charming.