Unlike other popular apps, Siren doesn't encourage you to swipe through people's photos. Instead, there's a daily open-ended question that users answer, and their responses are displayed on a feed.
The idea for Siren was inspired by their frustration with other dating apps, the majority of which were created by men.
"The swiping interaction is fun, but when you apply that to people, you're reducing people to objects. Whether it's shoes or humans, you can do the same interaction: push them away or pull them closer," Lee tells Business Insider. "We want to fight this idea that you're shopping for humans."
Since it hasn't fully launched in NYC yet, there was only a handful of people who answered the daily question near me [...] but if more New Yorkers adopted it in the future, I'd prefer it over Tinder. To me, the idea of communicating with daily interactions idea is a little closer to how people connect in real life compared to swiping through photos.
Read the full feature from Business Insider here.