Lulu App Allows Women to Rate Guys They’ve Dated
The Lulu app is a private app for females to review men based on their personal experiences with them. Women sync the app with their Facebook profiles, Lulu locates all their friends who are male, and the app shows the male friends’ ratings and reviews.
The app is only for women — meaning you can’t log in unless you’re listed as a female on Facebook. Women can’t leave personalized reviews, but they can review men based on hashtags provided by the app, which include everything from #GreatHair and #Big.Feet to #TotalF**kingDickhead.
Lulu’s founder, Alexandra Chong, says, “I created the app because my girlfriends and I needed it” — for “girl-talk” apparently. You know, the kind of girl-talk that lets you publicly shame a guy for his past mistakes if you so choose.
FJP: Ladies, we don’t like it when men treat us like numbered pieces of meat that can be defined by a few basic categories. By imitating the habits of chauvinist pigs, we’re doing nothing for feminism and we’re giving guys the right to turn around and rag on us all they want. Don’t be a #TotalF**ckingDickhead. Lead by example, and say no to Lulu. — Krissy
P.S. There’s a Lulu Dude app that allows guys to see their ratings and reviews. But according to this fella, it’s not user-friendly.
The site is transparently fake and designed to embarrass anyone vain or careless enough to “Invite 25 friends to INSTANTLY reveal” their Lulu score. Given that these scores are for ladies’ eyes only, with plenty of security to that effect, skepticism should prevail here.
If you bring up the site online, it teases that “2 Girls have favorited you” and “3 Girls have checked you out”—even before you tell it who you are. It also asks to use your location and begins to send you faintly mocking emails (“Hey, handsome,” “Congrats, big man!”) that encourage the recipient to click on dubious blind links.