Why we all should take the “Chappy Pledge” to end hate on dating apps

No fats, no femmes.

We’ve all seen this quote in profiles on gay dating apps–so many times in fact that it has become a running joke about the insensitivity of some gay guys. Rainbow flags and Born This Way Pride are nowhere to be found on most dating apps these days. Instead, insults and putdowns on everything from body type and race to age and gender expression make looking for a date feel more lonely than ever before.

For a people bonded by feeling different, sometimes it seems like we’ve learned to be almost as mean as the people who made us feel being different was wrong in the first place.

Chappy says, Don’t be a dick.

The new gay dating app says enough. It’s time to stop being a dick. Organizing a first-of-its-kind pledge, Chappy wants everyone to join in taking a stand to end the “prejudice disguised as preference” in the LGBTQ community, online and IRL.

The chaps at Chappy are dedicated to creating a vibrant and diverse online community that cares about treating each other with respect, kindness and a whole lot of gay love. Next time you’re swiping for Mr. Right (or Mr. Right Now), you’ll be asked to agree to the Chappy Pledge:

At Chappy, we believe beauty is found in the way you treat others. Discrimination by race, religion, disability, gender identity, age or anything else is strictly forbidden.

By using Chappy, users commit to treating their fellow members with respect, kindness and honesty, without judgment or bias.

Your fabulousness is uniquely you, whatever and however you are.

Join Chappy today, take the pledge and help us celebrate beauty of all kinds.

Click here to watch the three minute video and learn more about the Chappy Pledge.

h/t: Queerty