In essence, Whats Your Price works by allowing beautiful individuals to join for free, while "generous" individuals pay to go on dates. The beautiful people get paid for their time and the generous get to pay for the opportunity to date someone that would normally reject them. As a mixture of capitalism meets dating, the site only went live on March 29, 2011 with over 10,000 having signed up. The press has already created the following headlines, which are posted on the Whats Your Price website:
Gawker.com: New Dating Site Is Indistinguishable From Prostitution
MSNBC.COM: New dating site treats members like prostitutes
Huffington Post: What's Your Price Dating Site Blurs Line Between Capitalism & Prostitution
Switched: New Dating Site Blurs the Line Between Capitalism and Prostitution
With some posts it is just better to let the company speak for itself....
"WhatsYourPrice.com is an online dating website and marketplace where users can buy or sell the opportunity of going out on a first date. Based on a patent pending dating system (US Patent Pending: Application No. 61407831), WhatsYourPrice.com provides a platform where generous and attractive singles can negotiate and agree on a price for a first date. By providing this additional monetary incentive, WhatsYourPrice.com is able to help people meet those they really want to meet - Guaranteed!
For those who have high standards, and are willing to pay for the chance to go out on a first date with beautiful and attractive people, WhatsYourPrice.com offers another amazing online venue where you can meet thousands of gorgeous girls (and guys). While the website is effective in getting you that first date, how you leverage the opportunity is entirely dependent on your personal charms or seduction skills. But isn't this challenge a part of why dating and going out on first dates can be so exciting, tantalizingly, unpredictable, and fun!?!?! For those who are beautiful and attractive, going out with someone on a first date no longer has to be a waste of time. In fact, on WhatsYourPrice.com its an opportunity! You'll get compensated for the time you spend meeting someone new, and you'll have the chance to improve the odds of finding that perfect relationship by meeting generous people you normally wouldn't meet. Best of all, attractive users can use the website 100% free."
WhatsYourPrice.com First Date Etiquette
After you've accepted an offer for a first date, it's time to plan and schedule the first date. You may want to check out some of our first date ideas, but do try to be creative. The next thing you may be wondering is how does a generous user of the website go about paying an attractive user for the first date. Here are some general etiquette and rules regarding Do's and Don'ts.
* DO NOT pay or ask anyone for payment prior to meeting for a date
* If someone asks you to send money by Western Union, report them immediately
* Generous members are expected to pay for the date (there's no going dutch here)
* Our advice: Pay 50% of the date at the start of the date, and 50% at the end
* DO NOT accept personal checks or cashier's checks - there's just too much fraud
* CASH is king, and pay only when you meet your date in person
To learn more: www.whatsyourprice.com