12/16/2013 10:59 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Distinc.tt, Gay Social App For Ages 12 And Up, Approved By Apple

This picture taken on March 19, 2013 shows people using their smartphones while walking on the platform of a BTS train statio
This picture taken on March 19, 2013 shows people using their smartphones while walking on the platform of a BTS train station in Bangkok. A recent Facebook-sponsored study showed smartphone owners are often connected all day. People can be found glued to their smartphones at airports, on trains, in restaurants and even while walking on the street, creating a disconnection from their immediate surroundings. Smartphone sales are expected to continue to surge in 2013 with some 918 million units to be bought worldwide. AFP PHOTO/ Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Throughout the course of 2013, we've seen the world of gay social networking evolve beyond the popularity of hook-up focused smartphone apps such as Grindr and Scruff.

Now, Apple has approved a new app that claims it is the "only gay social networking app for ages 12 and up," according to CNET.

Called Distinc.tt, the app reportedly "uses real-time collective knowledge to connect trendsetting crowds and travelers to the places and people that best reflect their distinct interests," and is described as "clean, social, and fun.”

How does it work? The app seeks to remove sex from the central focus of gay social networking, and enable users to discover new events, restaurants or vacation spots catered to their specific interests. Marketed as an app the user could could show to their mother, CEO Michael Belkin reportedly stated that he launched Distinc.tt because he became "disgusted by the tasteless torsos and imagery on gay social sites and apps... [and he wants] the good-taste part of the gay stereotype to gain traction with advertisers and cross the mainstream divide,” according to Back2Stonewall.

While there is currently a wait list for the app, Distinc.tt is offering a special offer to HuffPost readers. If you enter the code "HuffPostGay" on the app's website you can jump the queue for the free download!

Head here to check out the Beta version of Distinc.tt. What do you think? Is this one gay social networking app that you'll be using?



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