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Dating: What’s your price?

File this under: “Dating is like prostitution” because Whatsyourprice.com is taking the subtle to the blatantly obvious.  The concept of the website is basically set up to buy and sell first dates. A “generous” person sets a price for how much they are willing to pay to go on a first date with the most attractive people.

Yes, our physical attraction to each other is the primary reason we go on dates in the beginning.  Yes, men generally shell out dough for said dates which may or may not lead to sex.  I’ve thought a lot about the dynamics of dating in this sense. Do we really need a website that puts it out there in this way?

What do you think of this idea?  Marketing genius or another example of how shallow dating can get?

This makes me wonder if we should put a spending cap on first dates.  What you consider agreeing to this?

P.S. If dating is like prostitution, what does that make marriage?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

198 comments Add your comment

CoolShadow

April 12th, 2011
8:17 am

What do you think of this idea? Marketing genius or another example of how shallow dating can get?

It’s both; it’s marketing genius demonstrating how shallow dating can get. It looks like a high-tech, watered-down, prelude to mail order brides. This could be a cute gimmick for maybe a sorority to use as a fundraiser, but as a true mechanism for dating, it’s rather sad.

P.S. Scratch the cute sorortity gimmick, that wouldn’t work either.

CoolShadow

April 12th, 2011
8:18 am

that should read, “sorority”

Reggie

April 12th, 2011
8:33 am

The difference between dating and prostitution is that dating costs more and may not lead to anything good.

Bobby Gunn

April 12th, 2011
8:37 am

Physical appearance is exactly what sets the dating $$ cap. If you’re hot, I’ll spend more, because I want to leave a great impression. If you’re average, that cap drops significantly, because I am only mildly concerned if you are impressed.

Da Man

April 12th, 2011
8:39 am

The amount of money I’m willing to drop is a direct corelation of the difference between your rack size and your waist size. The greater the ratio difference, the greater the amount of money I’m willing to drop on you.

Fion

April 12th, 2011
8:40 am

“This makes me wonder if we should put a spending cap on first dates. What you consider agreeing to this?”

Cap, Samapp!!! Whatever, but PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!! Don’t use a Coupon .

Lana

April 12th, 2011
8:42 am

Well men, if you don’t think enough of me to spend enough money on a nice date, I won’t think enough of you to take my panties off at the end of that date.

Geechee

April 12th, 2011
8:43 am

This website is just another option in the trend of de-personalizing relationships and communication and that includes sites like Match.com; Ashley Madison.com, Facebook and even blogging. We are talking, conversing and meeting via electronic means vs. meeting at work, college, church, bars, etc. and forming relationships/friendships that lead to dating and other connections. This site and Ashley Madison are akin to ordering a date like a happy meal, of course you can super size what parts you desire. I can see Johnny’s Hideaway going the way of the horse drawn buggy.

Johnny Wadd

April 12th, 2011
8:43 am

Size matters.

Fion

April 12th, 2011
8:47 am

Well, doggone, Lana. I feel Violated!!!!

Bumpity Bump

April 12th, 2011
8:48 am

I’ve tried the internet dating thing and even went on the Ashley madison site. Had some good results, but Johnny’s Hideaway is the BOMB. Out of the past 5 times I’ve gone there, four of those times I wound up sweating and grinding for a few hours. Beautiful women that are out for th same thing that the men are. I’m making that place a regular stop on my weekend evenings. VIVA LA COUGARS!

I'm gonna pay for this

April 12th, 2011
8:51 am

“If dating is like prostitution, what does that make marriage?” ummm, slavery?

Celine

April 12th, 2011
8:54 am

I’m not really after an expensive date. I go on personality and a sense of humor. And if you are great in the sack, that’s more of the quality that I’m after. Not interested in a relationship, per se. Just be nice, funny and be able to make me scream your name. If you’re THAT good, I’ll date you just because of that. We women have that need just like the men, though a lot of the female posters here seem like they are just trying to convince us otherwise.

longingwoman

April 12th, 2011
8:57 am

Just an update. I came, I saw and I wore that mutha OUT! Poor boy thought he had a tiger by the tail. I think I ruined him for the rest of the female population in a GOOD way!

Fion

April 12th, 2011
8:57 am

“Johnny’s Hideaway is the BOMB. VIVA LA COUGARS!”

Yeah we lost good friend there one night. Let’s see this is April………yeah its was January 09
we stumbled in there and little after midnight, poof!!!!! haven’t seen him since.

Bumpity Bump

April 12th, 2011
9:05 am

@Fion, that’s because she still has her legs around his waist. Those ladies can take a while before they have all they want. I speak from experience….

WomenDoItTo

April 12th, 2011
9:07 am

Wow! You people are really shallow. Think about this ladies… if men pay more for attractive women, how much he spends tells you what you are worth. Is there no intrinsic value? Are you not worth more that you bust / waist line ratio? Is there nothing inside of you that tells you that you are worth something more that that? My girlfriend knows who she is and has a strong sense of herself without my input. It’s one of the things I love about her. And, no, I am not cheap. She just knows that it does not matter how much I spend on her. I love her for who she is.

MC Hammock

April 12th, 2011
9:08 am

Hot diggity! Sounds like there’s a swinger’s party going on in here this morning. I don’t think this is EXACTLY what WD had in mind when she posted the topic…..but I’ll roll with it nonetheless…..lol

Fion

April 12th, 2011
9:09 am

“What do you think of this idea? Marketing genius or another example of how shallow dating can get?”

A very concise critique of how shallow the dating game have evolved.

I’ve got to feed the “id.”

Da Man

April 12th, 2011
9:10 am

@WomenDoItTo…..*throwing up…..I’m sorry….for a minute there you made me sick…..

Jack

April 12th, 2011
9:12 am

Hey womendoitto, sell crazy somewhere else. We’re all stocked up here.

Celine

April 12th, 2011
9:18 am

Call it what you will, but this “shallowness” has served me very well. It’s gotten me constant companionship with more waiting in the aisle. All that philosophical nonesense won’t buy you a cup of coffee this morning. I want good….no, GREAT times, fun places to go and some spectacular carnel experiences. I’ll take that over wondering about “intrinsic value”, “strong sense of self” and any of that other nonesensical garbage that some people try to parlay off on people. If it swells, ride it to the shoreline!

Fion

April 12th, 2011
9:20 am

Hey! Celine are you married??????? What planet are you from??? Are there more like you????

WTH?

April 12th, 2011
9:21 am

OK, where do the ladies that think like this hang out? Sounds like I’m going to the wrong places. Celine and longingwoman, I’m available any time, any day. I’ll even wear my Zorro outfit, if you want! LMAO

Celine

April 12th, 2011
9:24 am

@Fion, nope…and never will get married. I’ve seen too many married folks that pretty much dropped their souls off at the local dumpster. Not me. I’ll be like this until I’m to old to pop.

Fion

April 12th, 2011
9:32 am

@ Celine

Do yo thang playa!!!! I feel ya.

Geechee

April 12th, 2011
9:33 am

@Celine: I like the way you think.

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

April 12th, 2011
9:34 am

Morning

What do you think of this idea? Marketing genius or another example of how shallow dating can get?
Who cares? You get a date how you get a date. If it’s working for you, then have at it. Shouldn’t matter to you how “shallow” anyone else thinks it is, especially if their method isn’t getting better long term results than yours.

Fion

April 12th, 2011
9:38 am

Question Dreams, Are you asking’em to come along before you hit them with the Club???

Mad Max

April 12th, 2011
9:43 am

I agree with a lot of the posters here. You can have the best personality in the world, have an enormous sense of self worth and those are important things to have. But face it, people….it all boils down to the S** word. Men have killed and died for it, kingdoms have fallen because of it, brother has betrayed brother because of it. When things are good in a relationship, it’s 40% of that relationship. When things are bad in a relationship, it’s 90% of the problem. Read it, learn it, live it.

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

April 12th, 2011
10:05 am

Question Dreams, Are you asking’em to come along before you hit them with the Club???
Fion Man most of the times they club themselves. lol

kimmie

April 12th, 2011
10:08 am

Morning All

I have to remember sometimes that it is not easy coming up with good topics.

And that last line, comparing dating & prostitution to marriage? Just smh……

DJ Sniper

April 12th, 2011
10:08 am

What is Johnny’s Hideaway?

luangtom

April 12th, 2011
10:15 am

Dating is certainly like prostitution. Marriage is just prostitution refined. How many of us know of or have heard of sex being with-held from a spouse until a certain material item has been given? How many women have held sex as a bargaining-chip in their marriages? How many women would not marry if the diamond-ring was not a part of the equation? Sounds like prostitution to me……..

Bumpity Bump

April 12th, 2011
10:18 am

@DJ, it’s the oldest club in Atlabta, going on 33+ years. It’s designed for the older crowd (40+) and plays the older music, Sinatra, stuff like that. It’s famous because of the legendary “Cougars”, where mature women go to pick up the younger men. It stays the older crowd until about midnight when it becomes swarmed with the 20something guys that are looking for that Cougar hookup. And more times than not, they get it.

kimmie

April 12th, 2011
10:18 am

Dreams – That 10:05 doesn’t sound like you.

DJ Sniper

April 12th, 2011
10:25 am

Wow. All the time I’ve been here and I’ve never heard of it. Looks like I missed out on some good times. lol

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

April 12th, 2011
10:29 am

Dreams – That 10:05 doesn’t sound like you.
kimmie you know me so well. You know I have more finesse than that. ;-)

SexyCool

April 12th, 2011
10:30 am

kimmie – ikr – Oddly enough, when the original Mia, who really was named Mia started this blog, she blogged a whole lot more personally. As we all know, there are lessons to be learned from how much of your personal information you share in this forum.

That being said and with the experience of writing my *resting* ThreeWordsDaily blog, I can definitely attest the the difficulty that Wise is facing in trying to keep the conversations going.

Bless her heart.

Sassy Me...Exhaling :-)

April 12th, 2011
10:54 am

I can definitely attest the the difficulty that Wise is facing in trying to keep the conversations going.

Bless her heart.

Is there a way to get/have a sort of suggestion box of/for topics?….or a guest blogger or two in order to give Wise a break. Not speaking against her or anything but it’s just a thought. Carry on…..

Sassy Me...Exhaling :-)

April 12th, 2011
11:09 am

wow….wha had happened to everybody?…

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

April 12th, 2011
11:14 am

“wha had happened to everybody?”

Sassy — Well, I can’t speak for everyone else, but I’ve been busy pleasuring myself to the mental image of you getting your superfreak on for 4 days straight… :lol:

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

April 12th, 2011
11:18 am

Oh, BTW… Since I’ve never met you, in my mind, Sassy, you look like this:-D

Bumpity Bump

April 12th, 2011
11:18 am

How about “What priority, on a scale of 1-10, do you place on your partner’s libido in a relationship? Is it no big deal or is it a deal breaker? Do you have certain intimate “needs” outside of the actual act (snuggling, holding hands, kissing) that you also need/require?” Please comment freely and of your own will.

Celine

April 12th, 2011
11:24 am

MOST definately, BB. I need a lot of physicality in any relationship, whether it be steady relationship or random. I love the feel of skin against my own and can get aroused very, very easily. He must also have the same level of “easy to arouse” because I won’t be around for long if the frequncy tapers off. Holding hands and kissing are a means to an end result. After “the act”, I’m much more in tune with myself, more relaxed, happier and it’s a great stress reliever. If you don’t place a LOT of stock in sex being a major part of the relationship, he and I won’t last long at all.

Simple Man!!!!

April 12th, 2011
11:29 am

” I love the feel of skin against my own and can get aroused very, very easily.”

Well damn…..

Sassy Me...Exhaling :-)

April 12th, 2011
11:29 am

I’ve been busy pleasuring myself to the mental image of you getting your superfreak on for 4 days straight…

Swiss you have too much free time on your hands…not to mention something else probably ;-)

Nice picture…btw. :lol:

knockoutblonde

April 12th, 2011
11:30 am

You better believe it. You better be a good kisser and like to do it a lot. He can’t be afraid of PDA’s and have a sense of “daring do”. I don’t like a third party in the bedroom, but anything else is up for discussing or acting on it. I love to snuggle and cuddle. I think that if a man is interested in reading articles that improve the performance or pleasure level, then he is on the same page as me. If all you like is the “kiss, BJ, sex (missionary style), sleep” routine, that gets old real quick. Spanteneity and enthusiasm is the key to my life and bedroom. I’ll not let him forget about it either.

This is so much better of a topic than all of the other “deep”, “meaningful”, “growing together” topics. Way to go, Bumpity Bump!

NY state of mind

April 12th, 2011
11:31 am

Morn Fam-

Who gets the money…does the woman get a percentage? I dont see a problem with it…However Buyer beware: you get what you pay for.

DC

April 12th, 2011
11:33 am

KOB, what about if he puts in in your butt?