(I live in Los Angeles.) Not a sign of a very robust user base.I didn’t see a single man I’d be interested in messaging.Plus the whole shopper-product dynamic made me feel gross.Rolland says that he hears this complaint occasionally—from women, but not from men. “Even women who are looking for something more casual, I don’t think they’re wanting to waste their time.” Carbino works with Talia Goldstein and Valerie Brennan, the co-founders of Three Day Rule, an L.I argued that it didn’t take seriously the concerns of women—safety, proximity, control—even though the founder Joel Simkhai told , “As a gay man, I probably understand straight women more than straight guys do.” Yeah, but probably not enough.Since airing my skepticism, I’ve received an e-mail or Facebook message every couple of months from a male entrepreneur who wants to pick my brain about how to make a location-based dating app appeal to women.
S.-based dating site that “empowers women,” he held round after round of focus groups with the opposite sex.Rolland says that fifty-nine per cent of their users are women, and I decided to join their ranks to “shop” for myself.The site suggested I check out “products” as far away as Vancouver.“The goal behind it was to make a Web site where women have the power.Where only women can make the first move.”The result is a ham-fisted site called Checkhimout.com, on which women are “shoppers” and men are “products.” Only women can initiate contact, though men can “favorite” profiles.
A Northwestern University study found that men viewed more than three times as many profiles as women and were about forty per cent more likely than women to send a message or chat after viewing a profile.