Around 4,000 people are active on the service each day, 47 percent of whom register as having beards.Kershaw says he gets some money from merchandise and donations, but that barely covers the cost of his morning coffee.First off, Bristlr tells you if you’re being spammed. The site informs you if your potential date has sent the same message to anyone else.
Kat Kissick has preferred bearded men for as long as she can remember. “And if I end up making out with someone with a beard, that’s OK too.”Kissick is far from alone in her predilection for scruffy gentlemen; she’s one of 60,000 people around the world, from Iceland to Iraq, who have signed up for Bristlr since its launch last October.Creating a memorable username is a smart way to appeal to the type of people you want to attract.The journey of finding the right kind of person for yourself begins with you selecting a username that is clear, easy to remember, quirky/fun, and positive.“It’s a personality indicator that maybe this man likes to have fun, maybe they’re creative, maybe they’re just trying to express their individuality,” says Kissick, 40, who lives in St. So when she saw a Facebook post a few weeks ago about Bristlr, a dating website and app for men with beards and the people attracted to those men, she signed up without hesitation. At Bristlr’s helm is John Kershaw, a bearded, 28-year-old software developer who lives in Manchester, England.One day last fall, Kershaw was thinking about how he could contribute to the growing “on-demand” economy of Uber, Airbnb and online dating.In the Middle Ages, just touching another man's beard was offensive and grounds for a duel.Otto the Great swore by his beard saying anything serious.The site and app are simple; as with Tinder and other popular online-dating services, users “heart” other users, and those who match can interact. Once you sign up for the site you can peruse the bearded men of your fantasy, or put up pictures of your own facial hair to be admired.Alexander the Great decreed that soldiers could not have beards for fear that they would be yanked on in battle.For the ancient Greeks, a beard indicated his maturity.