I was trying to think up a really silly start-up idea, and then I came up with Bristlr’s tagline – “Connecting those with beards to those who want to stroke them”.From there I made a fake landing page, and to my surprise people started signing up! We get emails from people all over the world who’ve met their soulmates – their words, not mine – through Bristlr. Bristlr was designed to give you a fun means of introduction.People want to use simple dating apps but they also want to match with people they have something other than proximity in common with.For hirsute women, the appearance of thick, dark hair on places not usually deemed “feminine” kicks in during puberty, and it affects 5 to 10 percent of American females.And when we say body hair, we don't mean just a furry chest, but all of it: backs, happy trails and even their Downtown Curly Browns. But I also couldn’t be with a guy who waxes it off … guess I lose either way," says Shelby, 30."Many years ago I dated a man with a lot chest hair and it was one of the reasons I decided it was best to break things off.
It's the New Year so, for many, that means it's time for resolutions! and I feel a bit conflicted saying that because I feel as though I should embrace that same attitude if the roles were reversed but I still regularly groom/remove my own body hair," says Monika, 26.
" says, or rather exclaims, Sally 24."I don't really have a preference, but I love a good fuzzy belly.
When selecting a mate, I tend to follow evolutionary guidelines and go for the guy who looks like he could survive the next Ice Age — which basically means the hairier, the better.
"Half of me wants to brush his hair and straighten his tie," she says, "and the other half wants to mess it all up a whole lot more. He’s the sort of good egg who would bring you homemade soup in bed if you were poorly." Emma also lusts after Ray Winstone: "I think it’s the accent.
There’s real intellect, wit and self-awareness behind his haphazard exterior, though. Something noticeably missing from some of his supposedly hotter cast-mates." The cuddly men range from Downton actor Brendan Coyle (because, as my friend Jo says, "He’s not too young or slim - so no threat there, of course - and I suspect he’s not nearly as nice as his character. And the thought that he’d knock someone out if they looked at you - but would then help them up, shake their hand and say 'Sorry, fella'." Of course, women do get giddy over the usual suspects, too - the genetically-superior film stars and music gods whose "This is why you should love me" personas are as polished as their veneers - but they are token crushes. A crush will only give you that warm, deep, "Oh yes please! Let’s celebrate by watching Match of the Day, shall we?