We started to discuss it here, but I was told it deserves a separate topic
So as @Jesse explained to me, the main concern is that it can help to use the website for dating. I see the point, but actually “preferred gender: female” on a guy’s page is a huge red flag in itself and is quite handy in that sense. I mean, if he doesn’t have it, how will I know I shouldn’t stay with him?
Also, maybe I’m wrong, but I feel the main users of the feature are still girls who only host girls. In India, Turkey, South Korea almost all female hosts had it that way, and I’d guess it’s true for a lot more countries in Asia and the Middle East (at least).
Apparently, there are thoughts of having a “show my profile to women only” option, but I feel that’s overkill. There’s a really big difference between not hosting men and not even showing your profile to men. Say, I don’t want to host guys but I’m ok with meeting up - and what should I choose?
Or does it mean “in host search results, show my profile to women only”? Then yeah, sounds helpful. Could be actually the same “preferred gender” question or smth like that, but only available to women and only having “any” and “female only” options. And if you choose “female only”, you are not shown to guys in the search.
Maybe even have this feature for everyone, but only have the choice between “any” and your own gender? Though in the terms of security it’s pretty much of no use for men, I know a friend’s friend, a strict Muslim guy, who only hosts other guys.
So what do you think about all this?