You might recall that steamy love affair between Harry Jowsey and Francesca Farago of the Too Hot to Handle cast. Now, 24-year-old Jowsey is using his romantic expertise for the greater good with the launch of a new dating app, Lolly (short for Lollipop).
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab), Jowsey revealed the news about his involvement with the free platform, which is considered a TikTok-meets-Tinder hybrid—essentially a great way to market to Gen Z.
"Giving relationship/dating advice has always been a huge part of what I do," he told ET. "Talking to the team, I really connected with their vision and where they see taking dating. So, it was a no-brainer to join the team and back a winning horse."
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How does Lolly work?
Don't be prepared to swipe on this app: after seeing a video from someone who catches your attention, you're able to send along a "crush" if you so choose, which eliminates the swiping situation. The reasoning behind the short video content is to promote an "authentic" version of oneself to possible suitors.
"There's a lot more to people than just what they look like," Jowsey added. "Six pics and a few sentences can't sum up who someone is."
They're hoping the videos will add more depth to virtual courtship.
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How to download Lolly
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As for Harry Jowsey, he's currently on the app himself (as his relationship with Francesca did not pan out according to plan) and enjoying the new season of Too Hot To Handle, which just dropped on Netflix. New infatuations abound, making the reality show's chastity goal increasingly difficult to follow. Might we suggest a binge before Netflix's new dating show, Sexy Beasts, steals your attention?
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