There’s a market out there for cuddling, and as creepy as it sounds, its intentions are surprisingly as unsketchy as your mind could allow them to be. Cuddling, while always a comforting practice to most, started to become fashionable in 2012 when a New York woman opened a Snuggery, where lonely customers could schedule appointments to get all comfy and close.
Now, cuddling with strangers is being spread to the masses, thanks to a new app called Cuddlr. Similar to how Tinder matches you up with prospective dates in your area, Cuddlr is designed to match you up with those who could use a good cuddle, and does so in a timely manner, finding you candidates that you can message within 15 minutes of your request. In an interview with Salon, founder Charlie Williams defines exactly what a cuddle is, at least by Cuddlr’s standards.
“A cuddle is longer than a hug, but shorter than a date, so you’re not faced with having to sit through a drink or two if you’ve decided someone isn’t for you: you can politely end a cuddle any time,” he explains. Good to know, because things can really go from zero to sixty if something goes a little haywire in your cuddle. It would totally suck if someone had their own definition of cuddling that was different and far more suspect than this super-specific one. It’s cool though, the app has plenty of terms and conditions to make sure that nobody under 17 participates in these cuddles and to make sure that their asses are covered if a boner here or an ass-grab there creates a mixup in cuddling expectations.
Cuddlr can be downloaded now from the App Store. Have fun, and find your true cuddling personality.