3 Weeks, 30K Members and 5K Dates Later…

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I would like to personally thank all of our members for helping us make this website so successful.

Contrary to what the media and “relationship experts” have predicted, it has been 20 days since WhatsYourPrice.com went live on March 29, 2011.  Since then, our online dating site have signed up over 30,000 members, and confirmed over 5000+ first dates.

While many of you have reached out to me personally on my Facebook or email, telling me how the site has worked out for you, there have been some negative comments from so called relationship experts in the past week regarding WhatsYourPrice.com.

THE SO CALLED “RELATIONSHIP EXPERTS” ARE DEAD WRONG

WhatsYourPrice.com on the Dylan Ratigan Show

WhatsYourPrice.com on the Dylan Ratigan Show

One of the most notable is Dr. Michelle Callahan, a Psychologist and TV Relationship Expert, who said (1) “This looks a lot to me like an escort service”.  She later went on to talk about how dangerous online dating can be because (2) “There are still many individuals who use online profiles to pretend to be someone and something they aren’t and you don’t find out the truth until you’re already on your first date.”  What’s even more outrageous is her statement that (3) “You’re kidding yourself if you think that this type of first date arrangement leads to a relationship.”  Here are my quick rebuttals to her three comments:

1. If you can’t tell the difference between an online dating website and “an escort service”, then perhaps you should stop calling yourself a Relationship Expert.  Honestly, I expect every PhD or “Dr.” to be able to tell the difference between black or white.

2. There are always some people who lie and pretend to be someone they are not on ALL dating websites.  That’s why WhatsYourPrice.com works, because if someone chooses to lie, at least you find out about that quickly on the first date, and not after you have spent countless number of weeks or month chatting with that person online. Moreover, on WYP, as an Attractive member, you’ll get compensated for your time, so at least you haven’t wasted any.

3. All relationships start with that first meeting or first date.  Every capable Relationship Expert knows there are many types of relationship, be it short term, long term, marriages, flings, affairs, NSA, or simply friendship.  Different types of relationship require different ingredients to be successful.

While I am not a self proclaimed Relationship Expert, I have been searching for the perfect relationship my entire life.  This search has been the motivation that drove me to create the dating websites that I run now.  I have been married and divorced twice. I’ve dated many and even had a sugar baby once.  All I know is this:  All of us want and deserve to find our “soul-mate”.  But this search takes time.  And because life is short, we should have fun while we are on the journey to find that special one.

EXCLUSIVE: FREE UPGRADE FOR YOUR TESTIMONIAL

For those of you who have used the website and loved it, record yourself giving a Testimonial of WhatsYourPrice.com using your web-cam or your Flip.  Tell people what you like about it, why people should use it, and what your experiences have been.  Then upload it onto YouTube and email a copy of the video and a link of the video to my attention at brandon (at) whatsyourprice.com.  Be sure to include your username.  And of course, to keep it real, only members who have accepted dates and have been out on a real first date with another member via the website need apply.  For your efforts, we will credit your account with:

Attractive members: 30 day premium membership (a $30 value)

Generous members: 60 credits (a $30 value)

— Brandon Wade, Founder & CEO – WhatsYourPrice.com

QUESTIONS

Whats do you think of Dr. Callahan’s comments?

If you have been on a first date via the site, where did you go and what did you do?

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