Whiplr helps users find dates who share their sexual kinks

By Kelli Bender
Updated March 02, 2015 04:35 PM
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Mr. Grey may be ready to see you now, but he also has a pretty packed social calendar. Instead of waiting for Christian’s schedule to clear up, a new dating app called Whiplr is offering everyone the chance to find his or her own playmate.

The new app lets users sort through single fetishists in their area and find a date who enjoys similar kinks, reports Engadget.

Whiplr operates much like the popular hookup app Tinder; users upload photos of themselves and are asked to provide their name and some personal preferences. Once they have a profile set up, they’re shown other profiles of people in the surrounding area who match with their own. Users can then swipe through these matches and send a limited number of messages and pictures to interested parties.

The main point that separates Whiplr from Grindr, OkCupid and Hinge is the kind of personal information it asks for. Instead of users providing just their age and hobbies, they also share their sexual kinks, sorted into ten categories, including “Behavior,” “Fashion,” “Objects” and “Materials.”

Whiplr’s goal is to provide “a safe and welcoming environment for the kink-curious to begin their journey,” and the founders hope this app will allow people to be more open about what they want.

If you meet your match on Whiplr, just remember to be careful. Fifty Shades of Grey has already sent a few playful folks to the doctor.