Get Paid to Date: Strange Ways to Make Money

If you’ve ever wished that you could get paid to go out on a date, maybe you should sign up at What’s Your Price. This site matches “generous” users with “attractive” people (these are the site’s words, not mine). Generous users are those who are willing to pay for the date, while the attractive people are the ones who are getting paid. In other words you, the generous user, pay for the chance to go out with an attractive person. If you are the attractive person, you name the price you want for the date and pocket the cash after the date. For the “generous” people, the site claims to provide a large pool of “beautiful, gorgeous, hot and sexy people” (again, their words, not mine) to go out with. For the attractive people, you are given the chance to date other attractive people so you can avoid the schlubs.

While it is possible to make money with this site, you have to be “attractive.” I lost count of how many times the word attractive was used on the site. These doesn’t seem to be an objective standard that defines “attractive” listed anywhere on the site, though. The only qualification I could find is that you must have an “approved” photo. Just glancing at the pictures on the homepage, attractive seems to mean, “Bean pole thin, large up top, and willing to pose in your underwear, or similar.” In other words, very few will be approved.

While this may be a way to make money, it carries a heavy “ewww” factor. First, this is one short hop away from prostitution. Instead of girls walking the streets, they need only log on and post their prices. The site isn’t explicitly selling sex, which is how they avoid the law. They are only selling the date. But “date” can be construed in a lot of ways. Remember the scene from the movie “Pretty Woman” when the hooker hollers to the guys, “Hey, sugar, you lookin’ for a date?” and the guys say, “Yeah, baby, we’re looking!” That was just a date. Yeah, right. I suspect much the same applies to this site.

The site also lists the sorts of matchmaking they engage in:

  • Friendship & Activity Partners
  • Short & Long Term Relationships
  • Sugar Daddy Arrangements
  • Affairs & Married Dating
  • Adult Dating & Casual Encounters

While the parts of this list might be considered true dating services, the rest of the list is pretty bad. Here is a site that will blatantly help you find your sugar daddy or cheat on your spouse. There are plenty of people who are looking for that sort of thing, but being willing to pay and be paid for it is getting pretty low on the morality totem pole, I think.

Do you, as the “attractive” person, really want to go out with a guy (or girl, since the site claims to work both ways) who “won” you only because he/she had the cash to meet your price? Seems like a pretty shallow way to begin any sort of meaningful relationship.

Of course there’s also the whole idea of placing value only on attractive people. I don’t deny that there are plenty of people in the world who choose dates and mates based solely on their physical attributes. But there is something icky about blatantly saying, “Hey, this chick who wants $200 for a date must be worth more than the girl who only wants $50.” The reverse is also true. The “generous” user who offers $300 for a date must be a better date than the guy who offers $100.

Bottom line: If you want to make money using this site, tread carefully. You may be going into it thinking you’re only looking for a date and some spare cash, but your generous benefactor may have different ideas. Just because someone has the cash to afford you, doesn’t mean that they are your dream match. Of course, if all you’re looking for is a quick hook up and you don’t mind being treated like a prostitute, this might be the place for you.

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8 Responses to Get Paid to Date: Strange Ways to Make Money

  1. Melanie S says:


  2. Buck Weber says:

    Just because you can does not mean you should, huh? Amazing how many ways there are to make money, and equally, what some people will pay for.

  3. ross says:

    The site really says alot about certain types of men and women. People will do anything for money.

  4. Heather says:

    Prostitution should be legal in the states anyway and more wives and women should put a little effort into their appearances so their men dont resort to sites like that.
    I wouldnt use this site, it sounds danergous to me! However I see majority of women my age looks pretty bad and they should take some effort and time into keeping up with their appearances and I dont mean fake keeping up with the Jones’s stuff I mean exercising, eating healthy, maybe hit the spa for some treatments, get the baby belly tucked the saggy boobs lifted whatever.

  5. ThiNg says:


    Wow….just Wow.

    This is exactly what is wrong with women today, and why men can get what they want and be as shallow as they want. How about this? MAYBE men could get more MATURE as we age? Then we wouldn’t care about all those things you listed?

    Guys want to be endless immature teenagers. Women shouldn’t let them. Be proud of who you are, and if the guy leaves you for someone “more plastic looking” then come looking for guys like me. My wife is 8 years older than me, and more beautiful everyday we age together.

  6. Ian says:

    @ thing

    Good for you bro. I must say thought that I didnt spend a lot of time and money to lose 100 lbs to date a fatty. I want an attractive intelligent woman and if she lets herself go after we get married then poo on here. I would consider that being unfaithful and would divorce her. And guess what I am a youth minister. Looks are important to me and a girl that takes pride to take care of her body means that she has a high self worth.

  7. Catherine says:

    I can only think that this comment is a joke. Even so, shouldn’t it be removed as inappropriate?

    Actually, I’m inclined to say the same of the post. BAD taste.

  8. Dera says:

    Lol sounds fun and weird at the same time

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