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”.
It’s not responsible, it doesn’t feel like something be happening to a young community in 2017 and we are trying to break that,” Locke says firmly.
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”.
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Chappy, a fusion of ‘choice’ and ‘happy’ is the brainchild of Ollie Locke – of fame – and Jack Rogers.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…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.“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.