THE STRANGER - Apr 4 - Siren, a dating app designed by and for women, is shutting down on April 7. Founder Susie Lee, a Seattle artist and entrepreneur, cited financial difficulties as the reason. "The efforts of two co-founders alone were not enough to compete with the well-funded companies in this space," Lee wrote in an e-mail. Siren was unique. Rather than focusing profiles on a woman's looks, the app was a place where genuine conversations could flourish. Currently, Lee said she isn't sure what the future holds for her and Siren Design Director Katrina Hess. "The mission of Siren, which is compassion and humanity in technology, will definitely live on in our next endeavor," Lee said.