The mobile app is the brainchild of the reality star, Ollie Locke, who wanted to make a safe and comfortable dating platform for gay men. Locke was tired of seeing intimate pics of men looking for something casual in popular dating apps and saw an opportunity to create something that would cater to gay men who felt the same way. In Chappy, the user can set his preferences of the matches he wants to see, and profiles are also strictly monitored (so there would be no unsolicited vulgar photos).
With over 2 million swipes a day, Chappy is becoming one of the fastest-growing gay dating app available to download in the United States. The app is backed up by another popular dating app, Bumble, and is currently controlled by Bumble’s shareholders. In mid-2018, the app has undergone full redesign and rebranding and was officially named as Bumble’s official dating app for gay men. In February 2020, Chappy officially closed down and was merged with the Bumble app. The reason behind this was shared on the Chappy website. They said that they will be joining forces with Bumble to promote equality among LGBTQ+ members.
Even though the app does not exist on its own now, you can still read more about it on our in-depth review. Learn about the experience that people were able to get during the times that it was still running.