There’s only one method of manipulation that has stood the test of time: bribery. It’s a concept so simple that even animals understand–give a dog a bone, and it will obey. Give a woman a present, and she’ll…”
That’s the opening line of a press release for Carrot Dating, a new matchmaking app that lets men “bribe their way to a date.”
Give a woman a present and she’ll…? The possibilities are apparently endless!
The app enables users to “accept gifts/activities for a first date, with men and women being tempted with offers such as plastic surgery or a tank of gas for a “yes”. What doesn’t work: messaging and hoping.”
That’s what founder Brandon Wade thinks. Wade also started Seeking Arrangement; the “lead sugar daddy dating website”. In 2011, Wade already tried a similar version of Carrot Dating. Hypervocal had the story of WhatsYourPrice, a service for those “who have high standards” and “are willing to pay for the chance to go out on a first date”.
Here’s Carrot Dating’s introduction video, complete with too-cheery carnival music: