As a straight man myself, I'm a bit wary of straightsplaining to y'all, so, instead, I spoke to some young chaps who are actually using the app (and. What is the controversy with older men dating younger women? Many still go to the bars and clubs where younger women hang out because. Vanity Fair's Nancy Jo Sales looks at what happens when romance is swiped “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left. I just wanna hang out, be friends, see what happens .
Some of our users may be the same people on Grindr, but people behave differently in different spaces. On further investigation, I think it might be a bit more nuanced than that. BRO Why did you develop the app?
First of all, the 'about me' section is pretty straightforward, except there is one interesting section in there For me, this is yung to be a safe space for men to meet up and make meaningful relationships. After all, isn't that, in itself, just conforming to another socially-constructed idea of gender and sexuality? Then, there were a few articles, like one in Queerty, which made the app into a place for straight men looking for other straight men to get oral sex in secret.
I mean, in the app, you choose what 'type' of bro ,ooking are — from 'jock' to 'fabulous'. People have called it an app for straight men because of the de, the logo, the name, the fact that interactions include 'fist-bumps'.
Maybe we're just thinking about it too much though. Maybe it's all pretty straightforward.
Like I'm doing it all in secret. Let's get You may not have realised, however, that BRO is also the name of a new social app just for men. I disagree.
Originally published 29 January This app has caused lo of media speculation because, in some ways, it all seems so confusing. Most of the people I chatted to on there said that they identified as gay.
youngsr How do you cater for all types of people when some may fall through the cracks between different 'types'? Like BRO's mission statement puts it, a place, "for men that are interested in meeting other men… as simple as that".
So is it a place for straight, manly men to date other straight, manly men? You see faces.
If this app is the thing that someone needs to open up about themselves, then great. Only one way to find out, I suppose. I think that's all it is, anyway.
We built up 32, Facebook fans before launch. One part of that may include straight men dating one another, but that was not the sole purpose.
People have taken it as an app for confused people. It's because I'm in a happy relationship and I wouldn't want the missus or her mates catching me on there That's not because I'm a homophobe who doesn't want to be tarnished with homosexuality. But maybe that kind of behaviour doesn't have to be restricted to the 'straight' male community.
It also appears a lot like a hook-up app. I went for 'casual bro', because that one seemed to require the least thought.