A NEW Tinder-style phone app is helping people find compatible daytime drinking partners.
‘Snifter’ allows users to share their profiles with like-minded people who just want to get nicely drunk before five o’clock.
Tom Logan, from Stevenage, said: “I was having a day off and was in the mood for a proper afternoon session, but all my friends were at work.
“I went on Snifter and found a bloke in a pub near me who had similar interests and really enjoyed getting pissed in the afternoon, so I sent him a ‘sniff’, which is an emoticon in the shape of a pint.
“Twenty minutes later we were happily getting pissed together. No romance, no friendship. Just two blokes getting hammered during the day.”
Snifter’s designer Stephen Malley said: “You can tailor it so white wine drinkers can hook-up and split the cost of the bottles. Real Ale fans can get comfy next to the fire and then forget each other’s names.
“And you can add a ‘frowny face’ emoticon to pubs that refuse to serve you because you’re so drunk.”