In , as the market for fast-action dating apps like Tinder was heating up, a different kind of app started getting some attention: Lulu, which allowed women to rate men on everything from their grooming habits to their sexual prowess. In its place, the app has pivoted. It now looks like any other Tinder imitation, where users flip through photos of potential matches. In other words, the Lulu acquisition looks more like an acqui-hire. Did Lulu abandon the ratings system because of bad optics?
Lulu: The Best/Worst Thing To Happen To Dating
Lulu, the women-only dating app for rating men - Baltimore Sun
That is my official rating on Lulu, which is kind of like Yelp, except women rate men instead of Thai restaurants. Not that they can write detailed reviews of dates. Note: I made that last one up. Feel free to use it, Lulu.
Lulu, the women-only dating app for rating men
When Lulu launched over two years ago , its approach to mobile dating raised more than a few eyebrows. Instead of connecting girls with eligible dudes nearby, the app let them share anonymous reviews of men they knew, complete with hashtags like " LifeOfTheParty," " TallDarkAndHandsome" and " PlaysDigeridoo. Some were mortified. Still others wondered what the service could mean for the future of dating. The answer: apparently not much, because Lulu as we knew it is dead.
What a man sees when he looks at his Lulu rating. Until today, they couldn't see a profile at all. Let's all agree—just for the sake of argument—that men are a lesser, subspecies of human, possessing below-average abilities in nearly all areas of life unrelated to bench-pressing or competitive eating. OK, great.