So over the last few months, eikon has looked at a number of new gay dating apps that have come on the market all with a little niche they are trying to break into.
There was the Distinc.tt app which was a genuine resource for anyone 13 years and up looking for answers to gay questions, or in the end, some companionship.
Recently there was Hanky, the app that claimed they had more sexy users than any other because its members had to vote you in before you could use it. I still haven’t been accepted!!
This week another app descended on the crazy gay app market, this one taking another strange turn.
This app claims to be for all men, it’s an app for Bros, kind of friendship app for any male wanting to find other males for friends, gym workouts, walks along the beach or even as the app says “whatever, bro”.
Now maybe this app is the only one that nails it. An app for Men. For those of us, that don’t feel comfortable in the gay world.
For any of us gay, bi or straight that are heteroflexible (hadn’t heard that word before) and want to spend time with other men.
Now I have plenty of mates who hate using Grindr or Scruff, or even refuse due to their sexual connotations, so maybe Bro is for them. Maybe they want to meet straight guys for drinks, dates or whatever.
I’ve also checked in with some of my straight mates to see if there is a need for something like this in the straight world. All have agreed it just looks like a gay dating app covered with words about Bros and no they couldn’t see themselves using it.
To his credit, the creator of Bro Scott Kutler never actually mentions it being made for straight guys, he just doesn’t like to stereotype anyone.
“One of the major things that makes Bro different isn’t its features, but that Bro caters to any man that has interest in other men,” explained Kutler in an interview last year.
“We don’t make men define or label themselves as bi, gay, curious, etc – I feel it doesn’t matter.”
Kutler is clear that his app was created because he saw a group of guys in the market not being catered for by the current array of hookup apps.
“I was inspired mainly because I felt there was a huge segment of men that don’t feel welcome in the “gay” community – be it “bi” guys or gay men that don’t fit the “gay” stereotype. As well, I wanted to move beyond the hookup culture that many apps and websites have catered to.
“As well, I wanted to move beyond the hookup culture that many apps and websites have catered to.”
It’s an app worth checking out whether you are just intrigued or actually feel this could be something for you.
It was originally built for the US market but looking at the list of guys already signed up, the down under collection of guys is already substantial.
Check it out for us, let us know if you have used it and whether it actually does what it says of bringing men together. At least, this one lets anyone in.
Last Updated on Jan 24, 2016
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