Like stroking beards? Find furry faces with the Bristlr app

Having Movember withdrawals? Fancy facial hair? Bristlr app wants to connect bearded men to those attracted to them.

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Go for goatees? Bristlr wants to help make hairy connections. Bristlr

You don't need a beard to know that everyone from Gandalf to Yosemite Sam gets a certain boost in gravitas from facial hair. Just look at Zeus, Poseidon, John Lennon, Che Guevara and Santa and the legendary beards that make them historical icons.

Now, thanks to a new app called Bristlr, you can find your own manly man with a beard to appreciate in real life. Bristlr is a social network devoted to connecting people with beards to those who "want to stroke" them.

This isn't exactly a typical dating app. The whole point of Bristlr isn't necessarily to hook up but to "have a nice chat and share a mutual admiration of a beard or two," according to Bristlr's site.

Much like Tinder, Bristlr works like a networking site for folks who want to meet up with bearded men and those who appreciate facial hair.

Just make a profile and state if you have a beard or are just looking for a bearded individual to spend time with. If both parties heart each other, they can touch base through messaging. The app also has a beard-rating option so you can discover how one beard compares with others.

Bristlr was created by UK-based John Kershaw who originally "came up with the idea as a joke," according to the website. But the app is indeed a real network. Currently, Bristlr is open in beta.