Chappy puts focus on platonic, pressure-free connections with the launch of Dinner Date

Sex is great. Nothing’s better than sex (except maybe Call The Shots by Girls Aloud, but that’s a different article for a different time). And with the advent of things like PrEP and smashing of shame and stigmas, we can now start to feel free and sex-positive as gay men. Which is great. But sometimes there can be a bit TOO much pressure to have sex, and it’s important to remember that it’s fine to not have sex.

That’s why Chappy launched their special Friend Mode in June 2019. It focuses on the less physical side of things and emphasises the importance of creating friendships and expanding social circles. God knows, in today’s mess of a world we ALL need as many friends and allies as possible, right?

Now they’re expanding that with their Dinner Dates initiative. They’ll be putting on a host of events around the UK, that will give Chappy users the chance to mingle and chat in a platonic and fun way.

“Last year, we created the first Chappy Report, which determined that gay men often find themselves feeling isolated resulting in periods of loneliness, regardless of geographical positioning,” says Head of Brand, Sam Dumas. 

Dating apps have historically been thought of as part of ‘the problem’, further isolating the community. At Chappy, we are committed to being a part of the solution. Whether connecting romantically or socially, we strive to be the ultimate digital destination for gay men to find connection, and conversation—and on their own terms.”

Each Dinner Date will have a theme – the first, to be held in London on 10th October, is bringing together twenty Gaymers (gay guys who are into online and computer games) to socialise in a pressure-free, platonic environment.

To find out more, head to Chappy is available for free in the App Store and Google Play in US, UK, Canada, Australia and Ireland. 


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