A NEW invite-only dating app has been launched to help gay and bi men avoid the perils of online dating such as “catfishing”, “creeps” and “time wasters”.

The founders of Hanky want to change the gay dating world in 2016 and joining is only possible via an invite code from a friend.

[showads ad=MREC] Prospective users must then validate their phone number or sign up through their Facebook account.

If no invite code is provided, at least three current members will have to vote prospective users in.

Hanky boasts that “at least eight out of 10 prospects do not get in”.

“For a long time we’ve been fed up with the vibe of the other gay apps,” Hanky co-founder Jonas Cronfeld said in a statement.

“We wanted to duplicate the nice vibe we experience when being introduced to friends of our best friends.”

Cronfeld said Hanky already receives thousands of applications every day from around the world.

“We will probably never have five million members like some of these other apps because so many get turned away,” he said.

“But we’ll choose quality over quantity any day… our users are nicer and more sexy.”

What do you think? Would you use an app that turns away so many guys? Let us know in the comments below.

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