A new app called Stroovy aims to help users vet the people they meet on dating sites by reading and writing reviews based on their experience.
The idea is similar to Lulu, the app that began as a way for women to rate and review men they dated.
or if there's a way for users to opt out, but one of the app's creators said in a thread on Product Hunt that "the majority of reviews are very positive" so far.
“I was on a date with a guy who turned out to be a convicted felon.
Another guy claimed to be 38 but was at least 60,” says Kate, a 33-year-old government analyst from Washington, D. “Sometimes I will go on a date to see how bad it’s going to be.” The fact is that online dating is, well, complicated.
A user name and avatar appears alongside each review (the app also requires users sign up with their phone numbers to prevent people from making duplicate accounts.) Reviews are also not limited to people who have met or gone on dates with each other — friends, coworkers and family members are also able to leave reviews for people they know.
Another interesting touch is that users are unable to browse the app's reviews until they leave a full review (including a photo) for someone they know.
Online dating is different from shopping for, say, a sweater, he explains: “Once you decide on the sweater you want, you can get it.
But with dating, the sweater has to agree, too.”Another reason for the low satisfaction scores may be that “most dating sites have some misalignment between profit model and user experience because they are financed through subscription fees or advertising,” says Scott Kominers, Ph.In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.“It’s a product of the growing normalcy of using social media apps,” says Moira Weigel, author of “Labor of Love: The Invention of Online Dating” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016)."The mission of Stroovy is to provide an online community to assist daters in enjoying safer and better dating experiences," the company writes on its website."There are about 74,000 registered sex offenders active on dating sites, so use Stroovy's online dating community to find out more about who you are meeting on online dating sites." It's not clear exactly how they plan to handle potential privacy concerns.But the responses from the more active group suggest they’re highly frustrated.