I really wish I could remember where I first came across this site otherwise it’s going to look *really* suspicious.
But anyhow, I did somehow manage to stumble across a new dating site called What’s Your Price which has a bit of a unique twist – men (who are called “The Generous” in the site’s lingo) and women (who are called “The Attractive”) are connected via a price that the woman sets for participating in a first date with the man. Nothing else is promised or promoted for this exchange of cash and the site makes clear “what happens after that first date is entirely up to you.”
Again, I’ve never done Internet dating but I guess the idea is that participants (men or women) who have attractive pictures or profiles on regular dating sites get overwhelmed with offers while others get rejected or ignored.
This site figures that by introducing a financial incentive, things will somehow equal out for both men and women – if a man is willing to offer enough cash, he can get a date with anyone, no matter what sort of profile or photos he has on the site.
Or something like this.
Anyhow, my first response to hearing about this was “ewww…icky”. My second was “Isn’t this sort of one teeny step from prostitution?” and my third was “Wow – I’m really glad I’m married!”