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.
But even these theories may not be so flattering for singletons in 2015.
Slenderbodies are associated with youth as the body’s metabolism slows as one grows older and, as such, could represent fertility for men, Frederick adds, while women pay attention to things that enhance their survival and that of their family.
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”.
Men with higher incomes showed stronger preferences for women with slender bodies, while women with higher incomes preferred men who had a steady income or made similar money, according to a new survey of 28,000 heterosexual men and women aged between 18 and 75.