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One thing both men are determined to distance Chappy from is “hook-up culture”.
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.
Half of the population is foreign-born, and as a result the city is a patchwork of different localities, each offering a varied and interesting nightlife scene.
With so much on offer it seems a shame to limit dates to only one small part of town, and to deny yourself the experiences on offer across the rest of the city.
Additionally, users cannot display photos unless their faces are in it – another way in which it is priding itself on being safe for users.“The stigma around gay dating is actually perpetuated by these apps…for us there is a chance to give a fresh face to gay dating and bring it into the 21st century,” Rogers says.After multiple visits to the same venues, it’s not unreasonable to want to further explore a city filled with possibilities.One of the benefits of living in Toronto is that it’s very much a city of neighbourhoods, which is representative of quite how multicultural it is here.