What characteristics do you look for in a sugar daddy? Is money enough for you to give a potential sugar daddy a shot, or are there other qualities that you look for as well? If all you’re looking for in a sugar daddy is money in the bank, you might be interested in a new dating mobile app that encourages bribery to score dates.
Through the app, men can offer various gifts and activities, like an expensive dinner, to convince a woman to go out with them. The idea is that the better the gift is, the more likely they are to agree to go out on a date. The logic behind the dating app is simple: women like gifts, so why not give them what they really want?
According to the app’s creator, Brandon Wade, it’s just a platform for what naturally happens these days in the dating world, especially when it comes to sugar daddy dating. “It’s all about breaking the ice and having some fun,” says Wade, adding, “I really believe dating is superficial anyways. If you don’t get your foot in the door, you won’t even have a shot. This helps people get their foot in the door.”
It’s a simple sugar daddy mindset, but the idea of using bribery to attract a woman just isn’t sitting right with some people, who argue that bribery is just a way of manipulating someone into doing what you want, and likening it to prostitution. That being said, over 30,000 people have signed up for the app. It begs the question: is bribing a potential sugar baby with gifts via mobile any different from flaunting your money in person?
What do you think: Is this new sugar daddy dating app useful, or just insulting?
Annear, S., “MIT Alum’s ‘Carrot Dating’ App Lets Users Bribe Their Way to a First Date,” Boston Magazine web site, October 21, 2013; http://goo.gl/OA7UwS.