‘Suicide Girls’ Founder Sean Suhl Dishes On New ‘Let’s Date’ Mobile App [INTERVIEW]

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Most of my life revolves around one thought: how can I bang a “Suicide Girl”? Today I take one step closer, with the reviewing of this new mobile dating app, “Let’s Date.”

While it doesn’t win points for having an “out of the box” name, “Let’s Date” has become my go-to device for romance because of one very important factor: Sean Suhl, the innovator behind “Suicide Girls,” is also the developer of this nifty little take on hooking up in the hot city. And with that sort of pedigree behind it, I will say whatever the hell I think he wants to hear. I bet his fingers smell like motor oil and sin.

You say “life is hard in Cracktown?” Well, not with “Let’s Date” it ain’t. All you need is a smartphone, a Facebook account and 50 people who don’t think you are a total waste of existence. Hey, wait a minute … that sounds difficult … that isn’t going to get a phalanx of Suicide Girls to drag me into an orgy of whipping and pissing ….

Suicide Girls2 e1360264456718 Suicide Girls Founder Sean Suhl Dishes On New Lets Date Mobile App [INTERVIEW]Okay, it really isn’t that difficult. The app is free, but its security standards dictate that you must have had a Facebook account for over a year with at least 50 friends attached to it. Hell, even Charles Manson has that. So as long as you are, say, less creepy than Charles Manson, you are a candidate for this app. Of course, once on board, good luck finding someone willing to date your monkey-ass face.

Already online in the relevant U.S. cities (nice try, Wilmington!), “Let’s Date” portends to address the issue of “big money hustlas” such as yourself, sir or madam, being stood up on dates. Did you know that Los Angeles leads the nation in standing up people on dates (10%!)? I will take credit for a bunch of those too. Sometimes I ask out a bunch of girls just to stand them all up at the same restaurant. Of course, I then go home alone and post about it to my 50 fake Facebook friends, but that’s L.A. for ya. This app lets you “get to know” a person through such soul-revealing topics as “Are you religious?” Said information then gets compacted into a searchable dating profile and people can then say “Let’s Date” or “No Thanks” based on your info. What’s neat is that if someone says “No Thanks” to you, they are then prompted to highlight the parts of your dating profile that make you look like a deadbeat. So now, you won’t have any mysteries about why your dating life sucks, shit-for-teeth.

When Suhl agreed to give me a few quotes for this article about his new app, little did he know that I would just copy/paste his quotes and turn the damn thing into an interview. Sure, it is a candidate for the least interesting interview of all time, but what does he care? He’s fucking rich with that “Suicide Girl” ching. And if you’re going to be rich, be rich in a field where hot-ass, tattooed nudie-cutie feminists might piss on or whip you. Sir, you done America good.

Sean Suhl3 e1360264498905 Suicide Girls Founder Sean Suhl Dishes On New Lets Date Mobile App [INTERVIEW]I love that you took “online dating” away from computers, but what makes “Let’s Date” a more popular dating app than all the other mobile options out there?

Sean Suhl: Most mobile dating apps seem to be hyper focused on proximity. We believe women do not choose their romantic partners based on who is closest to them. We believe Let’s Date helps people choose one another based on better criteria than who is nearest.

Why go from creating “Suicide Girls” into developing a dating app?

With this app we really wanted to take everything we learned about people hooking up with another via Suicide Girls over the last ten years and create a beautifully simple way to meet new people.

Did you enlist the “Suicide Girls” brand to help promote this app, or are the two completely separate entities?

While some of our earliest testers came from the 5.5 million audience SuicideGirls has on Facebook and Instagram, these are two very different companies.

There is a lot of press these days about whether dating companies should be held responsible for dates that end in rape or violence. How does “Let’s Date” protect itself against the likelihood of connecting people with creeps?

We take privacy and security very seriously. There are several precautionary measurements we have in place to protect daters. Using Let’s Date, you can only meet up with other daters in public places reviewed on Yelp. Also, in order to sign up for Let’s Date, you must have at least 50 friends on Facebook and have had that Facebook account for a minimum of one year. If you creep out multiple daters you are booted from the system and not allowed to rejoin.

Your app is pretty well-reviewed by users. Really the only major complaint seems to be that people want to be able to filter out admirers by age or race. Is something like that in the works, or do people just need to get over their hangups in 2013?

We have no ideological belief that people should be race or age blind in their dating preferences. However, we certainly take all of our users’ feedback into account as we’re constantly improving the app to offer the best possible product to our users.

 

The absolute bottom line is: If you’re single and ready to mingle, don’t hate, don’t masturbate. Just grab your phone and download “Let’s Date.” And if you’re a “Suicide Girl,” keep a special eye out for “JeffHuGEdOnG7.”

Rock On!

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