A TITILLATING dating app on which users can choose to share naked pictures of themselves is set to launch in the UK, Daily Star Online can reveal.
“I definitely think Britain is ready for this”
BARE hopes to play cupid and entice UK singles onto the dating app by allowing users to share intimate photos with prospective matches.
The dating app’s owners said giving people the choice to bare all could give it an edge over established rivals, such as Tinder and Bumble.
But users will not be able to immediately share nude snaps with each other – which BARE’s founders say will ease users’ fears of receiving unsolicited photos.
They add prospective members would need to provide ID before using the app, saying this would prevent fake profiles from popping up as users search for future partners.
Co-founder Gillian Myhill said, despite the app’s racy premise, their aims are for people to only share what they are comfortable with.
She added: “Everyone is sexting these days and we can make it safe and respectful.
“Of course you don’t have to get nude – you can choose to be semi-dressed or fully clothed, it’s all up to the individual with what they feel comfortable with.
“It can also be alluring seeing a person partly dressed, rather than nude.
“We really want it to be at a level that is comfortable for each individual person.”
Gillian continued: “I definitely think Britain is ready for this.
“You have shows like Naked Attraction now in its fourth series and nudity on prime-time TV.”
Explaining how the app would work, co-owner Philip Beesley said users’ photos would be divided into panels, which potential suitors could tap to reveal more.
He continued, saying: “BARE is unique in that it allows people to slide up and down on their full body image which is split into six sections.
“People may choose to be revealed completely bare naked, fully clothed or a combination of both.
“A person’s face and identifying features are always obscured and they have to give their full, final permission before their identity is revealed via messaging.”
The London-based group also added that people who were caught body shaming would be banned from the platform.
It said: “Bearing in mind younger peoples’ emphasis on body confidence and social justice, BARE will be a unique player in promoting body positivity and will not concentrate solely on peoples’ physical appearance.”
BARE has a planned launch for July 30.