Beard dating app launched by Manchester entrepeneur

Bristlr: the new dating app for bearded men Credit: Bristlr website

A Stockport entrepeneur has launched a dating app to match bearded men with their admirers.

John Kershaw launched Bristlr six weeks ago and already tens of thousands of people have signed up.

He started the project as a joke after suggesting the idea on Facebook and seeing a positive response from his friends.

The app has proved particularly popular in Britain, Holland, Canada and the US.

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