Have you ever had the overwhelming urge to spoon with a complete stranger in a public place? Anybody? We’ll take that silence as a resounding maybe!
Cuddlr is a location-based app that finds people in the immediate vicinity who are game for a strictly “platonic” cuddle. Users are shown a name and picture (because cuddling compatibility knows no age) of potential snuggle buddies. If you approve one another within a 15-minute window, then you can send a message about where to meet up and then see real-time walking directions of where the other person is as he or she approaches. (You can also block a user at any time.)
Founder Charlie Williams talked to Salon about the app’s unique offerings (it’s not for sex, he promises!):
This concept adds a whole new, fun level of “is this cheating?” to modern relationships.
Post-cuddle, users can then rank their partners’ performance … just like AirBNB.