Can you select the gender of the operator?
The Guru Take
No, not with Uber and Lyft. However, there are some rideshares where you can.
You are not able to specify the gender of the driver with most services, such as Uber and Lyft. With local taxis and limo companies, you may be able to request one, if you explain to them the situation.
If you want to stick with rideshare companies, there are specific companies that offer this feature. Check out this similar article.
I think you should be able to. I have had a few riders who are happy to see a woman driver. I even had a male who said he would rather have a woman because a male driver may be able to over power a male rider. Some of these young girls pass out from drinking. Some are so drunk that a male driver could do something and she probably wouldnt remember. If these women who got raped had a female than the rape would've never happened. Young women tell me all the time some of their male drivers hit on them some are just creepy make them feel uncomfortable. One young woman said her driver bought her cigs alcohol, and tried to kiss her after ride was over. Women tend not to be criminals, rapist, etc. I would think they wouldnt be hitting on male passengers to the point that the msle rider is uncomfortable. Unfortunately these women who have had these issues dont report driver because they are afraid he will come back to their house.