App under fire for encouraging men to alter their appearances to look more manly
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« on: February 28, 2018, 04:20:09 pm »

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Gay dating app Manly’s being criticized for its editing feature.

The British dating app Manly recently released a new add-on feature for users to play with, but its causing all kinds of problems.

The feature, costing £4.99, offers users the chance to completely change themselves in their pictures.

With the add-on feature, users can add facial hair to their pictures, add fake tattoos, exaggerate muscles, and more.

You can see plenty of problems with this app.

Not only is Manly promoting unhealthy, and now completely unrealistic, ideas of “the perfect male body,” but its encouraging users to participate in that lie.

On top of that, this adds all kinds of problems in terms of dating and hooking up. People already get put off when you look different than you do in your profile picture, and now you can change it so you look like a totally different person? Who else sees the problem in this? The producers of MTV’s Catfish must be salivating.

But, it looks like the marketing team at Manly doesn’t care about all this as its social media pages keep promoting the software as “the red-hot perfect body editing.”

Link: http://instinctmagazine.com/post/gay-dating-app-manly-trouble-its-red-hot-perfect-body-editor

Link: https://www.queerty.com/dating-app-fire-encouraging-men-alter-appearances-look-manly-20180225
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 10:17:04 pm »

Women wear makeup, there's padded underwear to alter your body shape and whatnot.   

Is this any different? 
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 07:10:09 am »

promoting unhealthy, and now completely unrealistic, ideas of “the perfect male body,”
So, having a beard is now unhealthy and completely unrealistic?  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 12:03:51 pm »

Don't see the big deal really
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 07:33:09 pm »

One of the best ways for a marketing department with a tiny budget to be successful is to say something a little controversial and get people talking about the product.  These guys have done that job so very well, not only has it given them so much media coverage, its also got people talking about the app on social media, in forums and so on.

In a couple of weeks, any negativity will have been forgotten about,  yet, the name of the app will still be in people's minds. So job done!
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2018, 05:29:49 am »

i dont see the need i'm happy as i am remember eventually you will have to meet and the person will see the real you anyways
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