After a brief hiatus, The Kyle Chronicles are B A C K. Let’s call it Season 2, shall we? Remember where we left off, when I had moved in with Jack? Well, our cohabitation lasted two months, after which I ended up moving into an apartment of my very own only mere blocks away. The good news? We survived each other. But c’mon, guys, did you really think we wouldn’t?
More good news? It was officially summer, arguably the best time of the year according to Hamptons to Hollywood, because there are TWO beautiful coasts on which to play. And what’s more? The possibility of a fun summer fling. Jack and I were as platonic-ish as you could expect two attractive exes who lived just blocks away from each other could be, but I knew that I had to expand my horizons. I needed to start dating again. Enter, Chappy.
The Saving Grace Text
One sunny afternoon I received a message from the Chappy Team asking me to become an ambassador for a new gay dating app. Explained to me as a “dating app for gentleman” I was intrigued. It could not have been more personally timely, and the premise of the app seemed ideal since it wasn’t focused around casually hooking up with randoms, as most gay-centric apps are.
A Disinterest in Madonna
To be completely candid, I’ve never felt like I was 100% part of the gay community; maybe it’s my apathy toward drag, disinterest in Madonna, or reluctance to enter into an open relationship. What I found with Chappy, though, after meeting the founders and hearing about the brand, is that you can get whatever you want out of the app. With options to find “Mr. Right” or “Mr. Right Now”, it’s the perfect solution for narrowing down what you want, without playing the games. Founders Ollie Locke and Jack Rogers want to distance the app from gay hookup culture made famous by apps like Grindr. Chappy’s tagline? Part Romance. Part Rendez-vous. All gentleman. I was hooked.
After launching earlier this year in the UK, Chappy had a crazy successful launch party in New York and now, is headed to LA. Literally, Chappy is going from the Hamptons to Hollywood, just like I did. Kinda seemed like fate, right? Immediately, I downloaded the app and started swiping, switching my settings to “Mr. Right” because as we all know by now, I’m a shameless hopeless romantic.
And Chappy could not be hitting the City of Angels at a more opportune time; this weekend is Pride Weekend in Los Angeles, and guys from all over the country (and abroad) will be hitting the city to celebrate. The best part is, Chappy is celebrating too. On Friday night at Sunset Strip nightclub, 1Oak, Chappy is having its first official LA launch party to make LA guys know that even more Chappy fun is coming soon.
Expect “Chappy Hours” – fun mingling events to meet other LA singles at local bars, and more fun stuff, hosted by yours truly.
Interested in attending Chappy’s Pride Party at 1Oak this weekend? Send me an email for more details.
I can only imagine what’s down the line as a new dating app hits the streets of West Hollywood. Who will be on the app? Will I see new faces? Familiar ones? Could I find the love of my life?
Okay. Wait. Pause.
Let me not get ahead of myself. All I know is, it’s going to be the start of a beautiful new adventure.
**”Keen to try the app for yourself? Download Chappy now and see if Mr. Right – or Mr. Right Now – is just around the corner.”