Bristlr is the world's greatest dating app for people into beards; those with beards, and those who want to stroke beards.

Find local people near you, and filter by distance, age, and whether or not they have a beard.

Bristlr has created more than half a million connections between those with beards, and those who want to stroke them, and is used in more than 100 cities around the world.

Avoid bad matches with Bristlr's "Lothario detector" which alerts you if an incoming message has been copied and sent to other people. Be original!

Bristlr also has:
- The ability to change your location
- The world's best (only?) beard-rating feature
- A profile section visible only to your matches
- The ability to hide people you're not a fan of (with a free undo)
- Filters which let you search any age, and any distance from a few miles to the entire world.

What’s New

Version 2.5.0

We've fixed a few bugs, sped up the app, and generally given it a spring clean. Did you know that if you give a llama too much to carry, it just sits down and will refuse to move? We could all learn a lesson from the llama.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Knickay ,

Rubbish app

App is so terrible, cheap and nasty looking and everything takes ages to load. Uninstalled it for the second time.

Rassy ,

Useless if you’re not heterosexual

Thus is probably the worst dating app I have experienced.

The premise is cool. A lot of people love those with beards. However the first version had no real facility for anyone other than heterosexual people to meet.

Despite the supposed improvements in version 2, I see nothing to recommend in this app.

The user interface is so unfriendly, and the tone is still heterocentric despite protestations from the Bristlr team in the past that there would be greater inclusivity and a better overall experience was due to appear. I see no evidence of this in the latest update and certainly no indication of sexuality which is supposed to be a new feature. So it seems that if you are anything other than heterosexual then tough cookies.

The search is very poor with no logic to the results. This is like a rubbish version of Tindr.

As a guy seeking other guys there are better functioning apps out there and I will be deleting this from my phone.

Sausage 55 ,

Not user friendly and shows incorrect matches

I’m getting women’s profiles despite giving my preferences and so many clicks are needed to navigate this app. Yet it hasn’t been improved in about a year! Also finding many people use just one photo that doesn’t show them clearly. All advice for profiles recommends using multiple images of you not your car. Why isn’t Bristlr cracking down so it can rise in the ranks of dating apps?! Quitting it again and won’t be back unless it improves


John Kershaw
9.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Unrestricted Web Access


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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