Straight guys: The Lulu app now lets you see what women want (& what they thought of you)

Above: Lulu, now with a viewer app for men

Image Credit: Lulu

Hey guys.

Close the door.

Not sure you heard: Lulu, the app that lets women multiple-choice rate guys, now has a semi-functional men’s app.

Semi-functional, because it doesn’t let us guys rate, you know, the non-guys.

“That’s not part of our vision,” Lulu director of marketing and PR Deborah Singer told VentureBeat.

“Lulu is for [straight or guy-dating] women to share their experiences and get information to make smarter decisions,” she said. “This new experience for guys is the next step in our vision, [and] it gives guys feedback and data to help them learn what women want.”

Because knowing how we rate tells us what they want.

The new men’s app lets us see what women have been saying about us through our scores (0 to 10) and the hashtags used by the ladies to describe our sense of humor, appearance, ambition and, you know, sexual prowess.

(Sample hashtags: #ObsessedWithHisMom, #WillWatchRomComs, #GoneByMorning, #NoGoals.)

There’s also the kind of aggregate data that Google might track, if Google wanted to let you know what sorority women in U.S. colleges (Lulu’s target audience) thought about you, how many women checked out your profile, favorited you, or searched for you.

“A review” of a guy, the company’s website explains, “is like a Cosmo quiz. It’s multiple choice.”

That’s only fair. Because all of us guys rate women with multiple choices from Popular Mechanics.


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Understand, it’s not as if we guys haven’t anonymously rated women online and in real life. Markets are markets, and sometimes you’re a buyer, and sometimes you’re a seller.

What good are relationships if they can’t be accurately priced through crowdsourcing, right?

(Although some women say that scores on Lulu tend toward the high side. Time to sell.)

When it started in February of last year, Lulu pulled Facebook profile data from guys, so anyone who indicated the male persuasion and was a friend of yours on that site was game for Cosmo-ing. And men were booted out when they used their Facebook credentials to logon, because the app can read your gender. But that was too creepy, even for sorority types.

Now, guys have to sign up to get discovered, and they can remove their profiles whenever. Facebook data is still employed — to check your gender, see who your friends (or ex-girlfriends) are, and make sign-ins easier.

“Millions of guys have signed up because they want to get feedback from girls,” Singer told us. “It’s all about helping guys learn about themselves, relationships, and what women want.”

Speaking of what women want, what does Lulu want … to do to make money on this idea?

“We’re 100 percent focused on building the best possible product,” Singer told us, “and have no plans to share right now.”

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34 comments
Lucas Chade
Lucas Chade

This the app made to replace lulu


Girls gets feedback, and boys get feedbacks

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Denise Newton

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Eric Chan
Eric Chan

How does anyone rate a person solely based on looks? The feedback won't be accurate. Women want more than just looks. That's why these ratings are pointless.

Chad Williams
Chad Williams

Any smart guy will make sure they are not listed on this app because it's a way for other girls to easily see who you have hooked up with. You're going to get a jealous girl leaving low scores and bad comments about you and then a girl that you really like is going to use the app to see what others think about you and just see that kind of stuff. No good.

Jacqui Payne
Jacqui Payne

Interesting that I'm the first female to comment....what does that say about men?

Richard Matanda
Richard Matanda

Came a bit too late for Donald Sterling isn't it ? lolllll

Stanley VM
Stanley VM

thank you Marvin, eh Rose lol ;)

Rose DF
Rose DF

Bravo Stanley... bravo

Dave Chan
Dave Chan

I wouldn't want to date anyone that figured I could be summed up in a couple hashtags.

Jorge Guimaraes
Jorge Guimaraes

".... Not sure you heard: Lulu, the app that lets women multiple-choice rate guys, now has a semi-functional men’s app. Semi-functional, because it doesn’t let us guys rate, you know, the non-guys. “That’s not part of our vision,” Lulu director of marketing and PR Deborah Singer told VentureBeat....""" really LOL !!!!

Stanley VM
Stanley VM

if you need an app to tell you what women want, you don't deserve a woman lol

Jorge Guimaraes
Jorge Guimaraes

This is new times friends... New Global Order...lol (y)

Jason Jersey
Jason Jersey

Some dumb app that will most likely become popular to teens