WARNING: If you have even an ounce of respect for women, your blood pressure may go through the roof after reading this. “I realized that women love presents like dogs love treats. Just as an unfriendly dog wouldn’t deny a tasty treat, any beautiful girl can be bribed into giving you a first date.”
This is an actual statement made by a guy named Brandon Wade about the launch of his new bribe based dating app… Carrot Dating (we refuse to include a link, which would only help his SEO). As a self-proclaimed, former loser in the dating game, he says the app is intended to help “unattractive, awkward men find companionship with beautiful women”.
Of all the things Mr. Wade could do with his MIT degree, THIS is what he comes up with?
Here’s where it gets even more disgusting…
“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 … .”
According to an article by Rebecca Grant of Venture Beat that so cleverly shreds this truly unfortunate piece of social technology and the man behind it, “The pitch e-mail from the PR person reads, ‘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 … .'”
Rebecca’s pitch perfect ending for that fill-in-the-blank, “She’ll what? Hit you over the head with it, I hope.” Ms. Grant… you are our hero!
So what varieties are these “bones” offered in anyway? Well, the bribes are divided into five categories – dining, entertainment, gifts, activities, and popular. Of course they also include the ever popular first date gift of plastic surgery!
Sadly, 30,000 people have already signed up to be a part of this vile combo of what we call… will sell my self-respect for a material good or service/will offer my soul just to get a date.
We LOVE how Rebecca sums up this whole sordid mess, “The implication is that men only care about having a hot babe on their arm, and women only care about money. Women are only worthwhile if they are beautiful and can be bought with a boob job or jewelry. Self-respect and 50 years of women’s lib be damned.”
PS – YES… the lead image is an actual brand photo from the Carrot Dating Facebook page.