Valentine’s Day can certainly be empowering too.
A woman in Singapore has created a feminist wingman in the form of a Facebook Messenger chatbot.
Message the Feminist Wingbot and it’ll deliver a stream of pick-up lines for that lady you’d like to deliver a pick-up line to in a respectful way.
The bot aims to help people “impress that feminist in your life” by providing these empowering pick-up lines, complete with relevant gifs:
The chatbot was created by Dillah Zakbah, resident creative technologist at Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s Singapore office.
Zakbah told Mashable that she was inspired to build the Feminist Wingbot from recent events such as the Women’s March on Washington.
“It is apparent that the ‘third wave‘ (of feminism) is now a shared topic that is of interest to most females,” she said. “There are a lot being talked about equality and feminism in the workplace, home (and) career, (but) not much about love life.”
The chatbot now has roughly 50 pick-up lines, some Zakbah wrote, and others repurposed from pop culture references.
Zakbah wants to show that “there can be many ways to impress a feminist.” She adds: “I just wanted to use this as proof, that you can be funny and cheeky, get the attention of the ladies without being too much of a jerk.”