New Gay Dating App Puts New Users to a Vote to Weed Out 'Creeps'

Hanky's website

No, this won't be the source of controversy in the gay community...just kidding.

A new gay dating app that bills itself as "a better way to meet men" has exclusive joining rules that will most likely draw ire from members of the gay community.

People who join Hanky will be put up to a vote, where at least three existing members decide whether or not the newbie should be allowed to join. New users need at least three users to approve their account.

Hanky cofounder Jonas Cronfeld said that eight out of ten applicants are rejected, in hopes to get "more sexy" members.

"For a long time we've been fed up with the vibe of the other gay apps," he said in a press release. "We will probably never 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," Cronfeld added. "Our user are nicer and more sexy."

The joining method was created to block "creeps, timewasters and fake profiles" from signing up to Hanky.

Guys vying to join the app can also be accepted if a current Hanky member invites them.

"Hanky has been developed in response to growing concerns about the trolling of ordinary users of dating apps," a press release reads. "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."

Click here to visit Hanky's site.

[H/T LGBTQ Nation]

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