Maybe it's all pretty straightforward. You see faces.
BRO Why did you develop the app? For me, this is supposed to be a safe space for men to meet up and make meaningful relationships. Some of our users may be the same people on Grindr, but people behave differently in different spaces.
Originally published 29 January After all, isn't that, in itself, just conforming to another socially-constructed idea of gender and sexuality? That's not because I'm a homophobe who doesn't want to be tarnished with homosexuality.
People have called it an app for straight men because of the mae, the logo, the name, the fact that interactions include 'fist-bumps'. We built up 32, Facebook fans before launch. First of all, the 'about me' section is pretty straightforward, except there is one interesting section in there How do you cater for all types of people when some may fall through the cracks between different 'types'?
Like I'm doing it all in secret. Let's get It's because I'm in a happy relationship and I wouldn't want the missus or her mates catching me on there Most of the people I chatted to on there said that they identified as gay. I went for 'casual bro', because that one seemed to require the least thought.
On further investigation, I think it might be a bit more nuanced than that. One part of that may include straight men dating one another, but that was not the sole purpose.
But maybe that kind of behaviour doesn't have to be restricted to the 'straight' male pelase. I think that's all it is, anyway. Only one way to find out, I suppose. Maybe we're just thinking about it too much though. People have taken it as an app for confused people.
I mean, in the app, you choose what 'type' of bro you are — from 'jock' to 'fabulous'. You may not have realised, however, that BRO is also the name of a new social app just for men.
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 discreely. This app has caused lo of media speculation because, in some ways, it all seems so confusing. So is it a place for straight, manly men to date other straight, manly men?
Like BRO's mission statement mal it, a place, "for men that are interested in meeting other men… as simple as that". If this app is the thing that someone needs to open up about themselves, then great. It also appears a lot like a hook-up app. I disagree.