Lulu app lets women rate men they've dated
CBC's The Current hears 3 perspectives on the controversial app
Two Canadian women have created a smartphone app that lets women write reviews of men they've dated and share those with other women.
Lulu is strictly women-only, and lets users rate men using a score and descriptive "hashtags."
Alison Schwartz, one of the co-founders of Lulu, says it is now being used by more than three million women, and that one in four female university students has it on their phone.
"You wouldn't hire a babysitter without a reference," she told CBC's The Currentin an interview. "Why wouldn't you get references for relationships?"
The Current explored different perspectives on the app from:
- Schwartz, who explained what inspired the app and how she thinks it benefits both women and men.
- Deanna Zandt, an online strategist and contributor to the Forbes.com blog "Prospect: Tech," who explained why she thinks the app is problematic.
- George Orlin, a man from Dahlonega, Ga., who has created a petition against the app, and describes the damage he thinks it is doing.