SPEX, the brainchild of dating industry expert Charly Lester, is a new dating site for singles who wear glasses, and those who find glasses-wearers attractive
Charly was previously head-hunted by the Guardian to consult for their Dating Website Soulmates. In April 2014, she was promoted to Guardian Soulmates Editor.
She then went on to become an expert advisor to Lord Sugar in the Final of the BBC flag-ship TV Show ‘The Apprentice’ in 2015 before launching SPEX.
Charly said: “I never used to like photos of myself with my glasses on, and when it came to dating, I’d never include photos of me in my glasses. And yet I wear glasses at least 85% of the time.
“It took me a long time to embrace being a glasses-wearer, but when I did, I was surprised by how many people told me I look more attractive wearing them!”
With this in mind, Charly decided to launch SPEX and now has ambitious plans for the company.
She added: “I’ve worked in the dating industry for years, and have always said that niche dating sites are the key, as they bring together people with common interests.
“And while being a glasses-wearer may not be a personality trait, it’s a decision you’ve made. After all - you could wear contacts or have opted for laser correction. Some people even wear non-prescription glasses as a fashion statement.”