“Hanky” Reaches An Ugly New Low in Gay Dating Apps

Posted January 5, 2016 9:17 AM by with 0 comments

Fact: there are a select few walking G-ds among men who have been genetically blessed to be nearly universally attractive. Then there are the rest of us. The near universal appeal has a scientific basis, “humans are hard-wired to seek the most attractive mates in a primal pursuit for the most attractive offspring. This ensures the primal directive of achieving the highest likelihood of reproducing.” And yes, although they are scratching their heads, studies reveal the same is true for gay men.

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Here at GayPornBlog, where attractiveness is a commodity, looks are are part of the package and open to scrutiny. The emphasis on physical perfection and the harm it may inflict is a debate for another day. However, how that plays out in the real world of gay dating has begun 2016 with an ugly reality embodied by the new gay dating app, Hanky.

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Controversial app Hanky has strict rules to join, which puts potential new users to a vote – with three existing users casting a vote on whether to allow them to join. The developer says the divisive practise is intended to keep out “creeps, time­wasters and fake profiles” present on other apps. However, there are fears among critics that the exclusion procedure may backfire.

Cofounder Jonas Cronfeld said the app rejects 8 out of 10 applicants – but aims to get “more sexy” users. He said: “For a long time we’ve been fed up with the vibe of the other gay apps.” The developer added: “We will probably gay dating app hankynever have 5 million members like some of these other apps because so many get turned away. But we’ll choose quality over quantity any day. “Sure, big numbers are nice, but none of our competitors have got the actual experience right ­ something we will never compromise on. “Our user are nicer and more sexy.”

It is also possible to register by invitation from a current member, but this requires phone verification. The company insisted in a press release: “Hanky has been developed in response to growing concerns about the trolling of ordinary users of dating apps.

“Legitimate users of traditional apps are being subjected to internet ridicule by trolls (often using fake identities), who send abusive messages or who post screenshots of private conversations on Twitter.”

The most active countries on the app are currently the UK, USA and the Philippines. 81% of users are between the age of 18-34. In order to access the new gay app Hanky you need an invite code from a friend, or sign up and get voted in by at least 3 current members. 8 out of 10 prospects do not get in.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it is true. And while there is no dating app that can gauge a person’s inner beauty, I would like to correct a statement I made at the beginning of this post: The select few who have been blessed with a beautiful soul are the real walking G-ds among men.

(h/t PinkNews)

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