Locke also stresses that you can change the scale as and when you please depending on your mood.The app, which can be downloaded from the app store is being rolled out in London, New York City and Los Angeles and has been backed by Whitney Wolfe, the co-founder of Tinder and CEO of Bumble – the dating app where women have to initiate the conversation.
While Rogers is straight so will not be on the app, Locke certainly will be and is setting his preference to Mr Right.
“I’m 30 next month and I think it is time for Mr Right,” he says.
Last year she praised the shared values between Bumble and Chappy saying: “Bumble has made great strides for women in the dating scene and we believe Chappy will do the same for gay men.” Locke echoed this praising Bumble’s responsible, feminist and quality values saying they have been incorporated into Chappy.
One thing both men are determined to distance Chappy from is “hook-up culture”.
He claims that these apps only further fuelled existing negative stereotypes and long-standing myths surrounding the gay dating scene.
“The stigma around gay dating is actually perpetuated by these apps…
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.
“It avoids the first awkward 10 minutes of chatting where you are trying to figure out what someone wants or those first three dates before one of you just wants to hook up and the other is looking for something more serious," co-founder Jack Rogers said.
“I didn’t want a d*** pic to be quite honest, I did not want someone sending me a picture of their penis immediately.