From Grindr to FindHrr
FindHrr is the new app for lesbians and bi women. Get the low-down on the latest dating download
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Four years after the launch of the hugely successful gay male dating app Grindr comes a similar piece of software for lesbians and bi women. FindHrr uses the same geolocation technology to enable users to track down the nearest available woman looking for fun, friendship and maybe more.
FindHrr is the brainchild of London club promoters Nicola Chubb and Rebecca Paisis. ‘It’s more of a lifestyle app for gay and bisexual women’, explains Paisis.
‘It’ll be like a lesbian Trip Advisor combined with a social network.'
‘It will have all the same elements as Grindr in terms of dating. But we’ve also included categories like accommodation, bars, clubs, sports, community, well-being, eating drinking.’
The app will also include user-generated content. ‘Users can post reviews of places they’ve been,’ says Paisis. ‘It’ll be like a lesbian Trip Advisor combined with a social network.
For example, if I was going to San Francisco on holiday, the app would inform me that Castro is the gay district. It would also pinpoint all the lesbian, mixed and lesbian friendly places in the area, with reviews from users. Then the map function would show me how to get to the various venues.
’Nine months in the making, FindHrr is free, covers 60 countries and is available in four languages – English, French, German and Spanish. It’s currently available on iOS6, with an Android version on the way. Paisis hopes it will enable women to get the best out of the lesbian scene. ‘There isn’t as much choice out there for women,’ she says. ‘Especially when you travel abroad. All too often you turn up at a club only to find that it’s been closed for six months. The app will help women to navigate the lesbian scene and meet other like-minded women more easily.’Start by navigating your way to the FindHrr launch party in Vauxhall this Saturday (February 16). One Love is open to lesbians and bi women, and is sponsored by Smirnoff. There’ll be DJs including Maya Jane Coles, Hannah Holland, DJ Philly and Izzy Trixx playing dance, indie, pop, R&B, and more. Plus the first 400 women to arrive before 10.30pm with the app already downloaded onto their iPhone will get in for free.
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