The Lulu map of America!

Where are all the good guys? We want to know, too!

For the first time ever, we’ve analyzed all the hashtags girls use to describe guys they know on Lulu, city by city! Oh hey, Geography, when did you get so interesting?

This hilarious map, featured in TIME, Cosmo, New York Magazine, and Women’s Health Magazine, showcases some of the rich data that we have about what women think and gives guys important feedback about how they stack up.

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Here at the Lulu office, we (naturally) have a soft spot for those #NerdyButILikeIt techies in San Francisco, but we wouldn’t mind a cosy night-in with a guy from Philly and his #AmazingCuddles either. If you’re after a fun fling, get thee to New York where the boys will charm you with their #BedroomEyes. Or perhaps it’s time for a trip to Boston to meet #OneOfTheGoodOnes?

Enjoy!

Team Lulu

 

More, more, more: new guys & new sex advice on Lulu

We get thousands of emails from users asking for two things: more guys and more sex advice. Today, we’re launching a suite of new features to help you find and review more guys and get brutally honest and hilarious sex advice.

More guys

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Do your research faster

We’ve added tags to the Dashboard to help you find and research your guys faster. Now you can see how you know a guy right on your Dashboard with tags like Same School, Friend, Nearby, and Just Updated. 

Create reviews faster 

We’ve given Lulu reviews a facelift to make it faster and more fun to review and recommend guys. You can now pick best and worst hashtags at the beginning of a review then speed your way through questions about his sense of humor, look and style, manners, ambition, commitment, kissing, and sex skills! You’ll also see a star rating for every question, so you can be sure you’re giving that great kisser his props.

More sex advice 

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New sex polls from guys

What time of day do guys like to get it on? What do dudes really think about cheating? We ask millions of guys what they think about sex and relationships and share their answers with you anonymously in our brand new “Lulu asked guys” polls.

Easier access to The Dude

We’ve added a new menu to the Dashboard so you can access your favorite answers from Dear Dude on your Lulu home screen. We’ve also created a beautiful new library of Dear Dudes and “Lulu asked guys” polls, so you can spend those 10 minutes in between class or at the coffee shop browsing your favorite sex advice.

Guys, share your score! 

Guys, you’ve been bragging about your Lulu score on social media from the beginning. Now you can do it with the click of a button, and easily share your score and hashtags with your friends. Want the secret to getting more ladies? Tell her you’re an 8.7 and a #SexualPanther…

Enjoy these new goodies by updating your Lulu app or downloading Lulu for FREE in the App Store or on Google Play!

Love,

Team Lulu

 

Freedom of feedback with Lulu

Good news, Lulu-ers!  Fireworks won’t be the only thing banging this weekend because women and men in the land of the free and the home of the brave are using Lulu to become better-informed daters. (And we all know what that means).

With the freedom to get individualised, anonymous feedback on everything from sex to commitment, guys on Lulu are seriously improving their dating game. They can also access exclusive intel on what real women want from sex and relationships from our anonymous polls and popular sex advice column, Ask Lulu.  

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As well as getting tips on how to become #OneOfTheGoodOnes, dudes can promote themselves to ladies with their own descriptive hashtags, turn-ons & turn-offs, and pics! Get discovered by millions of girls browsing potential Independence Day dates on Lulu - will you be her #Unicorn this Fourth of July?

The Lulu Team

Lulu and AskMen team up to help guys become better men

Guys, you’ve been wondering what she wants and you’re about to find out.

Starting today, you can read the first in a series of four articles featuring Lulu’s unique polls on AskMen, the #1 men’s lifestyle platform. How manscaped do you like your man? Find out what millions of girls say they want from their guy’s grooming (Hairless and smooth? The way nature intended?), and get tips alongside each poll from AskMen’s sex and relationship experts.

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Want even more advice? Lulu Dudes can now read our favorite AskMen articles in the SexEd section of the new Lulu guy experience. In the first article, AskMen spells out “11 Compliments That Women Actually Find Insulting”. Expect to find even more great sex and relationship advice from AskMen on Lulu in the coming weeks.

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The Lulu Team








New for guys: personalized analytics about what girls want

Guys, you’ve been asking for this since the beginning. You want to know how you’re doing on Lulu and what you can do to improve. You’ve emailed us, tweeted at us…and even called Lulu the best thing to happen to men! We got the message, and we’ve rolled out a new experience for you to see how you’re doing on Lulu and find out what girls you know think about you. 

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Head over to the App Store (Android coming soon!) and download the new free version of Lulu to:

Get personalized analytics about your profile on Lulu

  • See your average score
  • Get a breakdown of your score and how you can improve across seven categories, such as kissing, ambition, commitment, humor, manners, look and style, and sex
  • Check out the hashtags that girls you know use to describe you, such as #CleansUpGood, #CallsOnTime, or #MaleUnicorn

Watch your Lulu fan club grow

  • See in real time the number of girls who have checked out your profile, searched for you on Lulu, and favorited your profile
  • Get seen by even more girls by adding multiple photos and hashtags to describe yourself

Learn what girls really want from sex and relationships

  • Read anonymous polls, answered by millions of girls, on topics ranging from sexting to three-ways
  • Check out Dear Lulu, a sex advice column in which real girls answer guys’ questions about sex and relationships. Lulu has already received hundreds of thousands of questions from guys!
  • See tips and advice about how to improve in areas like humor and look and style, including special listicles from our friends at Buzzfeed

Girls, don’t worry. Privacy will continue to be at the heart of Lulu, and all activity from girls on Lulu will still be completely anonymous. Think of this as a chance to give the dudes in your life some helpful feedback — all anonymously, of course.

The Lulu Team

Lulu’s talented tech team

We’re very proud of our Lulu engineers, and we wanted to share some exciting news. One of our iOS developers, Hristo Hristov, was part of a team that won first runner-up at the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in New York City (May 2-3, 2014). Hristo and his team created an app to help you remember your favorite nail polish colors and share them with your friends.

That’s right, nail enthusiasts, you can breathe a sigh of relief: you won’t need to remember whether your favorite red was “Dutch Tulip” or “You’re a Pisa Work”, or which salon gave you great french tips. With Indulge, you simply select your salon, scan your nail polish, snap a picture of your nails, and store and share the information.

So resist chomping on your nails and get those cuticles neatly pushed back, ladies: it’s time to take Indulge down to the salon. And congrats Hristo and team!

The Lulu Team

Should I ask him to formal?

Finals are almost over, which means it’s time to find out if the #NerdyButILikeIt guy you’ve been flirting with after class #CleansUpGood when he dons a tux.

Unless you’ve been lost inside your Occulus Rift machine, you’ll have noticed that there’s a buzz in the air as high school and college students wonder how they should ask that hottie to formal.

If you already have a ready-made date in the form of a boyfriend, congrats on having a defined relationship (like, seriously, well done) but that shouldn’t prevent you from keeping the romance alive with an official ask.

And for the rest of us, let’s not fret about our singleton status or the fact that we’re stuck in that awkward ‘yes, but what ARE we’ zone. Formal season provides the perfect opportunity to ask out that #FinallySingle dude, or to confirm that you and him are, in fact, more than just friends with benefits. It’s time to prompose…lady-style. 

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That’s right, the outdated idea that you have to be in possession of a Y chromosome to “pop the question” has officially crawled under a rock and died. Instead, the phenomenon of ‘Lady Promposals’, i.e. asking a guy to prom or formal in a creative and often public way, has been sweeping guys off their feet!

Take this high school seniorfor example, who, rather awesomely, asked out her crush via her HuffPost Teen column (he said yes). Some other tried and tested techniques include filling his room with fifty “Formal”-branded balloons, ‘tapping’ your man of choice with serenades and gifts (popular among sororities), and even announcing your affections in the form of a skydive (extreme, but very hard to say no to). 

More fun than watching him hang off some other girl’s arm on the night, right?

And before you make your move, Lulu can help you decide whether he’s the right guy to accompany you to formal.

Will he woo you as he #DancesLikeMJ and puckers his #KissableLips during that final song? If you’re after a good time with the #LifeOfTheParty, it’s important to know he #HoldsHisLiquor to avoid a messy situation. Or are you the kind of gal who appreciates a gentleman who #CallsOnTime bearing #FlowersJustBecause?

Let Lulu be your guide! Happy Promposing, ladies!

The Lulu Team

The Other Woman debuts on Lulu

He’s #TallDarkAndShady and he gets an #FinFidelity.

We’ve been there: you found out he’s a cheater and want to warn other women.

Lulu has your back. We’re celebrating the power of girl talk with the new comedy “The Other Woman” starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton as women who team up to take down the same cheating guy (Mark King aka Nicolaj Coster-Waldau aka Jaime Lannister). Sound good? We think so. For the next few weeks, you can enjoy special edition sponsored goodies inspired by the movie:

  • Search for Mark King on Lulu and share your opinion of the cheating, lying, three-timing #SexyScoundrel
  • Select from our special edition hashtags and tell other girls if he’s #SmoothLikeGravel or has #ChiseledEverything
  • Read a hilarious and brutally honest Dear Dude all about cheating

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See what the other women are saying about Mark and let us know what you think about cheating cheaters like him with your own review.

And while you’re at it, go check out “The Other Woman” in theaters on April 25.

The Lulu Team

Your NEW Notifications Center: all your Lulu updates in one place

We’re introducing a brand new Notification Center. No, there isn’t a weight room and your band can’t play there—it’s not that kind of center—but we think you’ll like hanging out there nonetheless.

The Notification Center is a convenient way to keep up with your guys on Lulu — your friends, your favorites, that guy you’ve had your eye on and secretly stalked all winter. In the Notification Center, you’ll see updates about his recent activity (new relationship status! new reviews!) and get the latest advice on sex and relationships from Dear Dude.

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We’ve also introduced new notification settings, so you can tell us exactly which updates you want to receive. Want to know when a friend adds a new photo? Just want to hear from Dear Dude? Let us know in notification settings.

And for those of you with sharp eyes, you’ll notice that we’ve switched our app icon from pink to black. Pink was the new black, but we’ve grown up a little and realized black is the new black.

We’re working on even more goodies to make your Lulu life more fun and useful, so stay tuned for exciting updates to come.

The Lulu Team

A tale of two interns

What’s it like to work at Lulu? Laura and Natasha, interns in New York and London, tell us about their experiences so far! Keep reading for this special sneak peek inside the Lulu offices…

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What made you want to work for Lulu?

“I know all too well the stress of dating…”

L:  

My friend introduced me to Lulu in my junior year at high school when she explained to our lunch group how the app worked. Intrigued, the girls and I immediately downloaded the app. Everyone must have been wondering what we were laughing and gasping at because the app quickly spread around the school afterwards.

As soon as I saw the words “Lulu” and “work experience” on an ad for one of their marketing projects, I immediately messaged the Marketing Manager to arrange an interview; for the next three months, I balanced school, pledging for my sorority, hanging with my friends, and Lulu (and boys). The experience was really fun so when they mentioned a paid internship in their New York office, I jumped at the chance!

N:

I think the vision behind the app is so powerful. I know all too well that dating can be a huge stress without references. I had a couple of really bad dates back when I was a student: once a guy actually turned up to a dinner date drunk and was so rude to the staff that he got us kicked out of the restaurant! Naturally, I was interested in a tool that helps girls make smarter decisions after that disaster.

What’s it like working at the Lulu offices?

“There is never a dull moment at Lulu”

L:

I’m not sitting at a cubicle or in a quiet, reserved office: everyone here is social and inviting. I’m really enjoying the openness of start-up culture and how every single member of the team contributes to its vibrant atmosphere. I was asked on my very first day to come up with some hashtags; soon after, I saw my hashtags on the app! It felt incredible. 

N:

I have to say there is never a dull moment at Lulu. On my first day, which coincided with Halloween, my nerves subsided as I was given a warm welcome by some costume-clad team members:  a pirate (CEO, Alexandra), a cowgirl (Co founder, Alison), a bumble bee (Marketing Director, Deborah) and Mickey Mouse (CFO, Kew). It was clear that this was going to be an interesting experience.

Several months on, I have learned so much and my confidence has grown immensely. I’ve felt like an active member of the team since Day One: from partaking in product brainstorms to organising international conferences, there have been endless opportunities to get involved!

Are you enjoying working in ‘The Big City’?

“Now, here I am in an exciting and busy office”

L:

New York is awe-inspiring. There are millions of people around and activities to do all the time; it’s a beating heart. The only work experience I’d had prior to coming to the east coast was a relaxed job at a crepe restaurant. Now, here I am in an exciting and busy office in the Flatiron district! Cooking is pretty different to marketing. Very surreal.

N:

Yes, it’s exhilarating! I’d always been told that London is a fantastic place to be a young professional and I can certainly vouch for that accolade now. There is always something going on in the city with its eccentric markets, beautiful old buildings on display, and amazing shows.

What are your plans for the future?

“Lulu has prepared me for future challenges”

L: Working here has helped me decide my plans for the future. Prior to this experience, I had no idea. Now, I know that I want to gain a degree in Media Studies, with an emphasis on PR and Marketing, and, one day, to work for a large tech company in the Silicon Valley.

N: I felt the same as Laura before my internship, but now I’ve decided that I would definitely like to pursue a career in marketing. I just love how creative it is, and working for a fast-paced start-up has certainly prepared me well for the challenges of the industry!

Laura and Natasha, Interns at Lulu

Lulu is throwing a #SunsOutGunsOut party and you’re all invited!

We’ve all been through a rough winter and deserve to celebrate the sun, the fun, and the loss of layers. 

Guys, send us your shirtless glamour shots and be seen by our millions of Lulu users.

Girls, recommend your favorite guys by sending in pictures of their sun-kissed arms. Because, let’s be honest, we’ve been waiting for this just as long as they have.

*Send all pictures to annie@luluglobal.com and keep an eye out for your pictures on our Instagram feed (@onlulu)!

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A guy’s perspective on hook-ups vs. relationships

Last month, we explored the world of dating from a girl’s perspective; now, it’s time for a guy’s. Allan Reynzo answers the question that’s been plaguing women for centuries: What makes a guy settle down and pursue a relationship over a hook-up? Read on to find out how Allan met his wife by changing his mind-set.

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I was recently chatting with a friend about relationships - specifically, the reason a guy would pursue a relationship over sleeping around with the occasional hook-up.  The answer is simple:  it’s in the mind-set of the guy.

After years of not really caring what (or who) I was doing, I noticed that the satisfaction I derived from each of encounter was, for the most part, slightly less palpable than the previous.  The “hunt” was always exciting but after a certain point, the physicality was essentially a tangential benefit. The real thrill, at least for me, was answering the question, “Can I seal the deal?”.

“Hook-ups became less satisfying”

Mornings were typically awkward. Texts were even worse.  Should I respond? Should I continue making plans with somebody who doesn’t interest me?  After a certain point, this begins to take its toll. 

I like to think of myself as a good, decent person with integritybut there was a fundamental disconnect between who I was at work, with my family, with the friendly Starbucks barista, and the person I was during these other, more disposable interactions.  Reconciling the two became increasingly difficult.

“I needed to engage with women I could see myself committing to”

Although the actual hooking-up was always enjoyable, the “hangover” kept getting worse. Eventually, I decided that it wasn’t working.  I needed to start engaging with partners that at least stood a chance; with women that I could see myself committing to.  Obviously, there were some backslides but, for the most part, it worked.   I didn’t feel guilty telling girls I wasn’t interested and I didn’t have to dread seeing certain people when I went out; it’s kind of crazy how small New York gets as you date more and more people.  

“I knew I was going to marry her”

After a year or so of doing this, I met the woman who is now my wife and, although it sounds so cliché, I knew I was going to marry her immediately.  I’m not sure I would have had this feeling or been as receptive to it had I continued trying to shtup everything that moved.

I’m just one guy and this is just my personal experience.  You can’t predict when this will happen to other guys, or if it will happen at all.  But, the chances are good that most guys will come to this decision themselves; either because he has made the conscious decision (like I did) to stop pursuing the random hook-up as the goal for each night out, or because he meets a girl and there is such chemistry that he decides he wants to keep it going. He’ll be the better man for it.

Allan Reynzo

My Lulu ‘blind’ date

It’s a month on since Sarah Burns, self-proclaimed super-user and the focus of a recent “ABC News” report about Lulu, went on a very special date - a Lulu date. How does she feel now that she’s had time to reflect upon her experience? Did she find Lulu a useful tool for navigating the world of dating? Keep reading for Sarah’s special update!

I did it. I survived a blind date, even though it wasn’t exactly blind. A month ago, I met up with Alex after checking him out on Lulu, and I have no regrets.  In fact, I am happy to reveal that Alex and I are still in touch!

“The dating world is changing”

 I have always been a shy girl when it comes to dating. Being a single, 20-something in New York City, that had to change. I have a punching hunger inside to find someone. Everyone does.  And when there’s a new guy on our radar, it’s a normal reaction to have a sense of curiosity. We can’t help but wonder the qualities that are not visible in their eyes or smile. 

Before meeting Alex, I felt both comforted and unnerved by the Lulu app.  I liked how empowering it was, providing the inside scoop on someone that had no access to me. I felt guilty and entertained all at once. Who knew if these ratings and hash-tags even truly described the real him? Regardless of the truth, I was eager to find out.

“Lulu gives me awareness and immediate guidance”

It turns out that many of the words used to describe Alex were qualities that I agreed with. For instance: #AlwaysHappy, #CleansUpGood, #WorkEthic, #TallDarkAndHandsome. But, there were a few that missed, like #Boring, #Stage5Clinger, #NoEdge, and #CheaperThanABigMac. I showed these to Alex, and he laughed. Even though those descriptions are harsh, I think he took them with a grain of salt (and he still liked the attention). 

After using Lulu, I have become aware that the dating world is changing. It’s brutal. Lulu gives me awareness and immediate guidance. It gives me power. But, it also reminds me to make my own discoveries, taking in everything with an open mind. I appreciate the differences we all have as individuals. I feel so lucky to have experienced a Lulu success!

Sarah Burns

Lulu Honors Female Olympians in Sochi

We love the winter olympics, and we love women. So obviously, we’ve been dedicated to watching our amazing USA female athletes tear up the ice & snow in Sochi this year! 

Below are a few of our favorite Sochi Snow bunnies. We’ve given them trademark Lulu hashtags to let them know we’re rooting for them!

GO TEAM USA!!

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