Rating Men: The Inside Scoop #CheaperThanABigMac
STORY BY Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk
Published: November 15, 2013
A word to all you men out there: You better be on your best behavior. After almost a year, the LuLu App is still growing strong.
With the creation of the Lulu App, women have the opportunity to review all the males in her life, including friends, past lovers, and family members.
Founded by Alexandra Chong in February 2013, the Lulu App is meant to serve as a Yelp for boys.
Women can anonymously rate men in several categories, such as personality, spending habits, and kissing style. Based on these reviews, each man is assigned a ranking. In addition to an assigned number placement, men are also subdivided into certain classes thanks to hashtags. Unsurprisingly, most of these hastag categories are negative in nature, pegging men as #Boring and/or #CheaperThanABigMac. Yikes.
Thankfully, not all reviews bash their male subjects though. Some women use the app to promote loved ones in a non-Macth.com way. The majority of reviews posted, however, are in fact disapproving and downbeat, which makes total sense.
Imagine you go out on a date with a real jerk and after concluding the date you’re livid. Chances are you’re going to want to get back at him via a Lulu App posting that points out all of his negative qualities instead of his positive ones. As for women who go out on a fabulous date, the odds are that they’re not going to bother with a Lulu App posting at all. After all, why advertise the man of your dreams to virtually every woman on planet earth?
As you can see, Lulu’s biggest downfall comes from the fact that it mostly attracts bitter women who are going to write a negative (not to mention biased) review of their exes.
A cloud of controversy continues to follow Lulu as female users continue to write awful reviews that clearly ruin the male subject’s reputation. The app forces men to jump through a series of inconvenient hoops in order to delete their not-so-good profiles; men must send a removal request to firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture of their profile or download the Lulu Dude App.
With more than 75,000 downloads, it seems that Lulu is here to stay despite its divisive nature— sorry guys, but it’s true. Unfortunately, you’re just going to have to treat the ladies in your life with some extra kindness and respect... Which is the way it should be anyways!
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