Website Asks 'What's Your Price' to Go Out on a Date With Someone?
What's your price?
Whatsyourprice.com (via The Faculty Lounge) believes everyone has one (a price, that is), and has built a dating website around the concept. In short, WYP breaks people into two groups: "Generous Members" and "Attractive Members." Generous Members are people who are "willing to pay to date beautiful, gorgeous or sexy people." Attractive Members are the "beautiful" ones who will "get paid while you spend time meeting fun and generous people."
While this may sound like a prostitution or escort website with different nomenclature, WYP's founder Brandon Wade says that this is not the case. As noted by The Faculty Lounge, Wade told the NY Daily News that the money changing hands is only "for the opportunity of a first date -- it's a chance to allow somebody to like you more than just from an online profile or picture." Wade adds on his blog that
When capitalism is mixed in with dating, all of a sudden people start concluding "it must be prostitution." But does paying money for a cup of coffee every morning mean Starbucks is engaging in prostitution? Does paying for gas every time you fill up at the gas station mean that Mobil or BP is pimping? Does donating money to the Church every Sunday morning equate religion to prostitution? Obviously NOT, and obviously buying a First Date isn't either ...
The Faculty Lounge ponders the question of whether there is a difference between a paid date and prostitution and concludes
No, in that both scenarios involve one person's "selling" his or her time/body to another for a price. Yes, if there is no sex act involved.
On its website, WYP states that the concept of buying a first date is already familiar to most of us due to things like charity events where guys and girls volunteer themselves to be bid out as dates. WYP simply adds an "economic model of pricing and paying for a first date" that previously did not exist in the real world (US Patent Pending: Application No. 61407831). Following the model of "Ladies' Night" at bars, Attractive Members use the website 100 percent free.
Check out this WYP video for more details on this new dating model.
Posted by Bruce Carton on June 9, 2011 at 04:36 PM | Permalink
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