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Dick pics are excellent – just NOT unsolicited ones’: Chappy’s Ollie Locke on the new manners of happy dating

Chappy app - the 'younger happy brother' of Bumble - is changing the face of happy dating
From left: Chappy co-founders Max Cheremkhin, Ollie Locke and Jack Rogers

If sites like Grindr conjure up images of oiled up, headless torsos and unsolicited dick pics, then happy dating app Chappy is the antidote.

The Chappy man shows his face, he creates eye hit and he’s smiling.

A game-changing happy dating app that launched last year and is now accessible in London, New York City and Los Angeles, Chappy has a lot in common with Bumble (aka Feminist Tinder) – so much so that the Queen of online dating and Bumble’s founder Whitney Wolfe is one of its backers.

With happy dating apps frequently stigmatised as belligerent 0 for unknown hook-ups, Chappy, founded by Ollie Locke (of Made In Chelsea fame), Jack Rogers and Max Cheremkhin, hurdles the happy dating classify and offers something more.

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Chappy co-founder Ollie Lock

With its name a alloy of ‘choice’ and ‘happiness’, Chappy was launched with the aim to give users a choice between relations or some-more infrequent offshoot ups.

And some of this is personal. Locke had his own very open coming out and it was his own ‘terrifying’ knowledge on dating apps that served as a pushing force behind his impasse with Chappy.

‘When we came out there was no height that felt gentle for me to meet happy men,’ he says. ‘I wanted somewhere you can feel protected and responsible. We have won matrimony equivalence and we merit to date however we wish to – it was time to create a height that people can be unapproachable of.’

Adds Locke: ‘I adore what Bumble represents and we actually went up to Whitney and told her, what you do for feminism and women we wish to do for the happy community.

‘She invested in the company as a brother/sister partnership – we are very much the younger happy hermit of Bumble.

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Image: Chappy

How they mount apart:

Integral to the disproportion is their ‘Chappy scale’ which allows users to slip between ‘Mr Right’ to ‘Mr Right Now’ depending on either they are looking for a attribute or something some-more casual.

‘It avoids the first ungainly 10 mins of chatting where you are trying to figure out what someone wants or those first 3 dates before one of you just wants to offshoot up and the other is looking for something some-more serious,’ co-founder Jack Rogers said.

And says Locke: ‘Unlike other sites we’ve put manners in place so that your face has to be on every picture, and keywords get flagged either it be drugs, assault or anything that we don’t condone.

‘Immediately on Grindr and other apps you can send a pic of your dick immediately but speaking – that’s not happening on Chappy.

‘First you have to make a match. To be transparent we are not against dick pics – we are against unsolicited dic picks.’

Indeed, for a immature man who has just come out as gay, a widower or long-time married happy man who is recently divorced, complicated happy dating websites feel like holding off the L picture and jumping true on the autobahn.

But at Chappy there are other safeguards in place. ‘If you do send someone a voluptuous photo or discuss – no other app sends a presentation that the other person has screenshotted it.

‘Putting a private photo of a review or picture of someone into a WhatsApp organisation to show all your friends or make fun is not a Chappy thing to do. We set this up as a halt to punish porn. No other app does this, by the way.’

And by environment it up this way they are reaching a large new assembly of happy men who have directed divided from other, some-more assertive or reduction concientious dating sites.

‘By putting in these manners we’ve managed to get people who never assimilated dating apps before. We are operative on building a village built on mutual honour – the members sign a oath earnest not to be discriminatory in any demeanour – we provide everybody with respect. There’ s a reason that it’s grown so quickly.’

The happy Chappy pledge

Last year, Chappy launched its new Pledge in a bid to offer a safer and some-more obliged dating height for happy men to promulgate on.

The global Don’t be a Dick campaign highlights the unchanging use of unjust denunciation and attitudes from users on happy dating platforms, with Chappy formulating a video that hears happy men pronounce plainly about their experiences.

They operation from blatant injustice and ageism, to fat-shaming, fem-shaming, and even homophobia.

The Chappy Pledge must be sealed by all new and existent users, and commits them to being demure to associate users.

If anyone does not belong to the new pledge, they will be henceforth banned from using the platform.

And anguish to the ‘catfisher’ looking to chase here: the app also verifies people’s accounts by Facebook and users can't display photos unless their faces are in it – another way it prides itself on being protected for users.

Says Locke: ‘Being a happy man at the commencement is not easy. And for some, happy online dating can be daunting. We are a obliged height that allows you to find a man you can bring home to your grandmother.

‘We value obliged and protected dating – and many of all, we are a community.’

www.chappyapp.com 

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