Before you walk into a restaurant, watch a movie or read a book, you might go online to find reviews. Now, two women have launched an app that applies that principle to dating. It's called Lulu, and it lets women, and only women, rate men, and lets other ladies see those reviews. Kimberly Lu, 18, and Kasia Jania, 19, are college sophomores who use the app, which allows users to rate guys on things like character, commitment, first kiss and sexual performance.
'Lulu' App Allows Women to Dish Dirt on Exes
Lulu, a New Dating App, Lets Women Rate Their Male Partners
When women download the app, it pulls in their male Facebook friends and lets them see how they were rated by other Lulu users and add their own rating. Scores are on a point scale and take into account factors like sex, previous relationships, and work ethic. Unfortunately, if a man tries to log into Lulu with his Facebook account, he's blocked from using the app and can't see how he's rated. If you're a guy and really want to see how women are rating you on Lulu, here's what you do. Besides asking a female friend to download the app and show you your rating, of course.
Dating is, perhaps, the only activity you get a reputation for being good at by being bad at it. Paradoxically, someone who was great at dating would not need to go on many first dates. Fortunately for the rest of us, a new generation of Internet entrepreneurs has arisen to make finding love — or at least, finding someone to make out with — as easy as firing off a Snapchat. Like other dating sites, the new phone-based dating apps are their own individual world, with their own subtle rules and social mores.
It was bad enough knowing that ex-girlfriends have probably shared embarrassing stories about you with their friends. Women can, and apparently do, log in and tag their dates with various pre-written attributes in order to inform other women about the good, the bad, and the plain ol' mean things about the guys in their lives. You may be linked to any of the following: stronghands, hecancook, epicsmile, workethic, noworkethic, or something else from the long, long list of descriptors. And some hashtags even hint at what many single women are looking for in a man. The hashtag most associated with high-scoring guys: willactsilly.