“I’m 30 next month and I think it is time for Mr Right,” he says.Today in meaningless yet entertaining lists, we bring you an app for people looking for casual sex, which has ranked the best cities for having casual sex.It does not mean the end of your sex life or that you will need to remain unmarried for the rest of your life." Similar to Tinder, the app also verifies people’s accounts through Facebook which Locke says was key to avoid those unwanted pornographic pictures.Additionally, users cannot display photos unless their faces are in it – another way in which it is priding itself on being safe for users.Maybe there are thousands of users in Philly, but most downloaded the app and never really use it.While in Des Moines, Iowa, there's a fraction of the volume of users but they're all frantically looking for a mate.“I have had a really struggling coming out session in the last 10 years, it has obviously been quite well-documented but I didn’t really know what I was doing and I struggled.For me there was no platform for me to meet gay men,” he says.
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.
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.
Casualx, a Tinder for low-key hookups, shared the results of its "study" Tuesday.
By "study," I mean they tracked how many people use their apps in cities across the country.
So, it's an app for people to do it without worrying about a conversation afterward about "what this is." The top four cities on the list are, in the same order, the most populous cities in the country.
So Casualx's rankings aren't really where the best places to use the app are, it's just where there are the most users.
Rogers goes even further to say the existing apps can be “dehumanising” and “archaic” and that they do not feel safe or responsible while Locke brands them “slightly vulgar”.
While Rogers is straight so will not be on the app, Locke certainly will be and is setting his preference to Mr Right.
Grindr, the most well-known existing app for gay men, and Tinder, where users can search for dates by gender, have long been associated with casual sex and hook-ups, although both apps have also been the foundation for many new millennial relationships.
Locke says that while he was coming out, the existing gay dating platforms left him “utterly terrified”.