WhatsYourPrice is an online dating experience where members bid to go on dates with the cutest girls or guys. Basically the richest wins. It uses a credit system where generous members must purchase credits depending on the cost of their dates. Yes, really. It's not a joke!
WhatsYourPrice is an alternative concept in dating where members essentially bid to go on a date with someone. Generous members offer to pay for another to date them, while attractive members can accept or decline offers as they choose (referred to as date buyers and date sellers).
How it Works
Typically, the “generous” members are wealthy older males, while the “attractive” members are young females either in full-time study or who find themselves unable to afford the cost of dating.
If this sounds a bit like a “sugar daddy” dating site that's not surprising -- WhatsYourPrice is run by the same company that created SeekingArrangement, a dating site where wealthy people hook-up with those of lesser financial means.
WhatsYourPrice has two membership options on joining; you either join as a “generous member willing to pay for dates”, or as an “attractive member who wants to get paid to date a generous member”.
There are no charges for attractive members, while generous members can create a guest account free of charge but must upgrade by purchasing credits if they wish to pursue anything other than basic communication on the site.
The site uses a novel system where generous members must purchase credits depending on the cost they are bidding for a particular date. For example, dates costing between $10 and $100 will cost 20 credits. In other words, dates with attractive (and popular) members will cost more credits and are therefore more expensive.
Once the credits have been purchased, communication with the attractive member is unlocked.
The Bottom Line...
WhatsYourPrice is a “date broker” that earns its fees from the dates arranged on there. It was launched in 2011 and since has drawn in a sizeable membership of around 51,000 people.
Due to the nature of the site you should be aware that it is designed for those looking for “mutual arrangements”, or “friends with benefits” types of relationship rather than serious romance.
By Tara Miller