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You may well have heard of it, because though it only officially launched on May 1st, it's generated a prodigious amount of press. You see, What'sYOURprice.com, is an online dating website and marketplace where users can buy... or sell... the opportunity of going out on a first date. >--->
|Traditional dating site...|
As it turns out, site founder and CEO Brandon Wade has been an evangelist for the "market driven" approach to dating for quite a while. An MIT grad who's held executive roles at several Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric and Microsoft, Wade is originally from Singapore and currently based in LasVegas. This isn't his first foray into the business of "Sugar Daddy dating" either, SeekingArrangement.com, SeekingMillionaire.com and OneGoodCatch.com are all his. He's even written a book on the topic.
The site offers an entertaining juxtaposition between photos that perpetuate the idea of "buying a girlfriend experience" and web copy that takes pains to present a practical, efficient more effective online dating model, including etiquette tips (do not pay or ask anyone for payment prior to meeting for a date, "generous members" are expected to pay for the date - there's no going dutch here). There's even a list of eclectic "ideas for a first date" including: a day at the beach building a sandcastle together, making kites and flying them at a local park and... heading to the driving range, to help your date perfect his/her swing.
And there you have it. Some are calling this daring new dating site a glorified escort service while others insist it's simply an effective, efficient way of leveling the playing field. So what's your take... and if applicable, what's your price for a golf date?