New Gay Dating App Sign-up Is Invitation Only

New Gay Dating App Sign-up Is Invitation Only

Interesting OP-ED in The Guardian by Simon Copland on a new gay dating app that the average gay man cannot join. It is by invitation only. Simon writes

Hanky, launched a couple of weeks ago, will aim to “avoid the perils of online dating such as ‘catfishing’, ‘creeps’ and ‘time wasters’” by making it so that users can only join if invited by another user or voted in by three others. The site boasts that that “at least eight out of 10 prospects do not get in”, making it a pretty exclusive club. But co-founder Jonas Cornfield doesn’t care. As he said:

“We will probably never have five million members like some of these other apps because so many get turned away. But we’ll choose quality over quantity any day … our users are nicer and more sexy.”

My translation: no fats, no femmes, no twinks, no Asians.

This full piece is really worth your time to read. Go to In challenging homophobia, gay men have become our own oppressors

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