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New Dating Site (Supposedly) Gives Women More Control

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Another day, another dating site that claims to be different than the rest. This time, it's Siren, an app that allows women—but not men—the ability to adjust who sees their profile, and, according to its website, "encourages women to make the first move" (as well as "charm someone's pants off"). Not because these women (or the founders) are control freaks or anything (I guess?), but because it's an image issue.

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Via PRI:

"If you are a female lawyer," Lee explains, "and your client sees you on this online space, suddenly you are faced with an awkward situation of somebody knowing something about you that's not really relevant to your professional dynamic and it still compromises the woman's identity, because she can't be easily a sexual person and a professional person."

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It seems a little passive-aggressive to me to throw these hurdles into an already-unnerving (regardless of gender) activity that's meant to connect people. But Siren has figured out that being a human with feelings and emotions and the need for companionship is mortifying, and "not really relevant to your professional dynamic." Well, finally! The greedy women who think they can have both a career and a sex life will now be brought into the light.

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I propose a dating site and/or app that only allows women to contact men. I just saved every woman 100 solicitations a day and being called a fat slut for not responding.