LumberMatch brings bearded and tattooed singles together

Like the ‘Babes of Bushwick’ calendar? This dating site may be for you.

If you kicked off 2015 with the ‘Babes of Bushwick’ calendar, this dating site may be for you.

LumberMatch, a free dating site for Lumbersexuals launched just a few weeks ago, helping “beard growers and those who love them” unite. LumberMatch unites both opposite-sex and same-sex lumbersexuals or fans of the former, forming an unprecedented community among today’s beard enthusiasts.

What is a lumbersexual, exactly?

LumberMatch explains: “Lumbersexual” is a recently coined term used to describe what we have always known as stylish, bearded, tattooed, flannel and boot wearing men who prefer a more rugged, manly look to that of the more well known and affeminate “Metrosexual”. 

While beared Brooklyn men are probably not chopping down wood and carrying lumber on the G train, LumberMatch’s site explains that lumbersexuality exists on a scale, “All the way from the bearded lumberjack out in the woods to the urban hipster trying to return to a manlier time.”  

LumberMatch currently boasts 1726 active users — and yes, beard touching is allowed on the first date. With Valentine’s only a month away, it may be time to hop on the L [umbersexual] train.

Melissa Kravitz