Those of you with a keen eye will notice a recent update to our FAQ section on your favourite dating app, Bristlr!
However, we’re aware that some of your have had a bit of a problem using Bristlr – namely our gay, bi and queer users looking for other beards.
Since joining the Bristlr team, one of the questions I hear most often goes along the lines of …
How do I find other gay men on Bristlr?
One of our aims with Bristlr is not to put people in to boxes, aside from the key ‘beard or no beard’ boxes. We don’t want to slap labels on everything, you have the freedom to come up with your own labels. What we really want is for everyone to feel welcome and involved, regardless of gender or sexuality.
However, we are aware that this can cause a problem for gay, bi and queer users looking for other beards – it can make searching for another beard a little difficult.
We know some of you might want to wear your identity with pride. And if that’s something you’re comfortable with, it’s something we actively encourage. Take a look at our new addition to the FAQ section:
See? We’re trying, and we hope you understand. By using hashtags in your profile, other Bristlr users will be able to find you using the search bar.
Of course if you ever do have any feedback we’re open to it.
We want Bristlr to be an inclusive app for all beard fans, so we’ll work hard to bring that to you.