This Too Hot To Handle contestant is starting his own dating app

A mix of Tinder and TikTok, this Too Hot To Handle star's app is Gen Z's answer to dating

Harry Howsey and Francesca Farago, Too Hot To Handle season 1
(Image credit: Courtesy Netflix)

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, 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." 

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. 

How to download Lolly 

Visit to download today. Once you've found someone whose video speaks to you, check out our online dating tips to turn the digital flirtation into an IRL romance. 

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?

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.