So, it was bound to happen and no doubt comes as welcome news to beard lovers everywhere – Bristlr launches as the only popular beard-centric dating app, meaning it attracts and caters only to beard lovers. Every connection instantly shares something very unique.
But that’s not the only thing that makes it unique, it also boasts an in-built lothario detector which stops serial love-rats romancing several people at the same time.
Bristlr, an app designed to match those with beards to those who want to stroke beards, has pledged to stop serial daters cutting and pasting chat-up lines across multiple profiles.
Despite not being a beard lover per say (although I don’t mind a bit of fuzz now and again) I love the idea that finally a dating app is taking action on dreary and blatantly copied and paste message.
Designed specifically to root-out serial lotharios who routinely copy & paste the exact same message to multiple people, Bristlr’s monitoring tool even gives users the heads up if it detects somebody is sending the same message to them and numerous others.
Meaning that, facial topiary aside, we can all look forward to receiving genuine messages from men who are interested in you and not just the first girl that messages them back.
It’s also got other fun features, such as being able to rate users beards out of five – with the top ranking people with beards getting a badge on their profile to tell others they’re highly ranked in the local area.
The founder, John Kershaw, 28, who is based in Manchester, says about the beard only dating app: “It started as a funny idea. The tag line ‘Connecting those with beards to those who want to stroke beards’ came first. I posted it as a joke to Facebook, then decided to take it a bit further and make a fake sign up page.
“To my surprise, people started signing up. It took two weeks to make the first prototype, and it’s been growing ever since.
“I started thinking about all the new apps and services which connect people like Uber and AirBnB. I was procrastinating from work and stroking my beard, and that was my light-bulb moment.”
Genuine men, fuzzy faces and judging blokes out of five … what more could you want!
Check it out here www.bristlr.com
or follow them on twitter @BristlrApp