It seems like everywhere you look these days you’re bombarded with a new dating app, each falling over one another in a desperate bid to proclaim that they’re the real deal. They’ve cracked it. The key to finding love. The answers to all the questions every twentysomething has asked while doing their stint on the meet market.
Have we all collectively swiped-left enough to be done with Tinder? Are we as contemporary twenty-somethings as love-lost as Ted Mosby ready to move on to the next big thing in digital, app-based dating?
Introducing Cuddlr, an app designed for well…just that. Officially, developers are saying that:
Cuddlr provides a welcome break from hookup culture, while still making it easy to meet people near you and establish a physical connection.
There’s all sorts of rules involved apparently. You’re only allowed to request things go further than the cuddle once said cuddle session is completed. You’re also rated on your cuddling ability.
App developer Charlie Wilson spoke to Salon. He said that:
I think as a culture we’re ready to consider cuddling as more than just something that happens before or after sex
The app has no filter for age or gender which…okay is this is not rapidly moving into the wildly creepy territory for anyone else?
Innocent enough idea but mostly it just seems like an exercise in how to make online dating even more fucking awkward. It’s like Fred Nile and the Christian Democrats put their heads together to try and get into the dating-app game.
I mean cuddling is a pretty awesome thing. I love a good cuddle. But like, this app trying to pass itself off as something entirely G-rated?
I hate to state the obvious but let’s not kid ourselves. Spooning leads to forking.