No matter your religious beliefs, random interests, very random interests—even dietary restrictions—there's almost undoubtedly a dating site, or app, for that.So I guess I shouldn't have been surprised to learn about Bristlr, a "social network" for guys with beards and the people who love them.

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"There's definitely a scale from fun to serious, but in the middle it seems really vague," he said.

"[But] I've heard from a lot of people that they really like the more relaxed and fun vibe the site has.

One thing I love about Bristlr is it's kinda hard to take super-seriously."The overall gist of Bristlr doesn't stray too far from the Tinders and Ok Cupids and Hinges of the world: I am presented with a feed of profiles that I can filter by location (though not by gender or sexual preference); I can click a little heart to show that I like a guy (or his beard); there's a page to "rate beards." As for the important question of who the hell is on this thing, it's actually a pretty typical mix of decent-looking guys and weird blurry selfies.

Bristlr was founded just a handful of weeks ago by English developer John Kershaw as a complete joke, while he was bored at work one day.

"I thought up the idea of a website which networks people who have beards with people who like to stroke beards," he told me.

(I wanted to get some context before I took the plunge.) "My friends thought it was funny, and I ended up making a fake sign-up page for people to register their interest in the then non-existent Bristlr.

I was expecting to get a few laughs, and then see it fade away. "Indeed—upon first investigation, I saw that there were users aplenty (male and female) from all over the U. ("A well kept beard is a lovely thing, and a very inviting thing," advised Kershaw when I asked him why he thinks facial hair brings people together.) When I asked him what he would guess is the percentage of users on the site seeking love instead of laughs, he said he wasn't so sure.