Users add their most flattering pictures, fill out profiles they hope fall in the sweet spot between “creative” and “boring,” and then answer questionnaires to find people who are similar.
Stereotypes remain: OKCupid is for grad students, e Harmony is for people who want to get married, Farmers Only is for, well, you get it.
But what if you want to use a dating app mostly to augment your IRL dating life? (Until very recently, men had to opt out of being rated on the app; any dude with a Facebook profile was fair game.
Now, because of privacy concerns, Lulu has changed to an opt- system, wiping many reviews from the app.) Reviews on Lulu don’t take the form of Yelp’s exquisitely critical essays, though.
Hinge, which borrows most of its interface from Tinder, takes this one step further – you can see people with whom you share a mutual friend.