If you’ve ever swiped through Tinder desperate to see a famous face, say a Bradley Cooper, Leonardo Di Caprio or even, hey, a Spencer Matthews, then we’re sorry to tell you but you’re in the wrong place.
The list reads like a who’s who of Hollywood and the likes of Cara Delevigne, Joe Jonas and Elijah Wood have all been confirmed to be using the app.
Other celebs confirmed to be using the app include – deep breath – Ruby Rose, Sharon Stone, Alexander Wang, Cody Simpson, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Teri Hatcher, Matthew Perry, Zach Braff and Bonnie Wright. “I have 2.2k Instagram followers – decent, but nowhere near the 3.3 million fans of rumoured Raya player Joe Jonas.
Photo: courtesy Siren." width="640" height="502" srcset="https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2016/01/1183w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2016/01/Siren-300x235300w, https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2016/01/Siren-1024x8021024w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" / There are plenty of dating apps that aim to hand the reins to women, but now there’s even one that was designed by a female artist.
Siren, named for the mythical beauties who lured sailors to shipwreck on rocky shores, was founded by Seattle artist Susie J.
And it has earned plenty of press and some plaudits, winning Geekwire’s app of the year award for 2015.
But all that emphasis on safe spaces and community doesn’t distract the company from the primary goal of any dating application.By Shirin Ali, MD Who hasn’t struggled with dating in the digital age?Whether you are looking for a casual encounter, a long-term relationship, a play partner for BDSM, or someone to go see a flick with, it’s easy to be frustrated and fatigued by the dizzying array of apps, websites, dating coaches, pick-up artists, and notifications that keep blowing up your smart phone.“As an artist, I hope that comes through over and over again,” Lee told Think Progress.“This is a site that should be compassionate to people who want to make meaningful connections, and how do you do that?” It was an art project that spurred Lee to get a smart phone in the first place, which led to her investigation of dating apps, Lee said in the same interview.