New Look for the New Year
  • Posted Feb 20, 2013
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  • Written by Leroy

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It’s been almost two years since WhatsYourPrice first launched, and we couldn’t be more proud of our website. Most importantly, we couldn’t be more happy to have such an active community that embraces this unique dating concept with open arms.

In our constant attempts to help streamline our service and grow along with our community, the website has experienced a major makeover.

When you first go to WhatsYourPrice, you will notice that the majority of our content was replaced with direct links to help new and existing users navigate effortlessly. For example, after logging in, our members will notice an updated dashboard with streamlined access to searching users, sorting existing offers, planning dates, and viewing messages. Users can also easily browse through other services offered by WhatsYourPrice, such as background verification and our blog.

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For those of you looking to generally browse, we created a picture-based directory to ensure that prospective dates are now more distinct and accessible. Dates are now distinguished into three categories: Featured Members, Newest Members, and More Members Near You. So rather than tediously sift through pages and pages of people, users can now simply view the intangibles at a glance: the member’s name, age, location, willingness to travel, and current status.

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Another major change was made in our offers page–members can now easily decide whether to offer or decline those who are interested. And if a member declines, they now have an accessible drop-down menu that explains their reasoning in rejecting the offer. So rather than leaving suitors in the dark, members have the ability to explain. This, in turn, can improve everyone’s dating experience. If the reasoning was that the suitor was “Not Background Verified,” then that person could get checked. Or if the member had “Different 1st date expectations,” then the suitor can learn to be more honest and open about their ideal first date.

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One last notable feature is our new credit system. In the past members paid 20% of the offer in credits (with a minimum of 20 credits) in order to unlock a date. In an effort to encourage more dating, we completely eliminated the standard rate and now base dates on the actual offer price. If your accepted offer is lower, then you pay a much lower amount in credits.

So these are some of the more distinguishable (but not exclusive) features on our revamped website. I encourage all members to try out our new service and share their thoughts. We do realize it takes time to adjust to the changes, but we promise you that your dating experience will be much easier with the updated format.We take all feedback seriously and do hope we help accomplish our ultimate goal, which is to make your dating experience more enjoyable.

What are your thoughts on the new website format?

What other changes would you like to see on the website?

 

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43 Responses to “New Look for the New Year”

  1. Leroy says:

    All personalities and perspectives are welcome on this blog, while personal attacks and name calling are not. It’s inevitable that there will be disagreements, but let’s handle it as mature adults with class to keep the dialog constructive and respectful. Please refer to the “Blog Etiquette” section for more details. Now comment away and let’s enjoy the blog!

  2. John says:

    Looks good, and I like that there’s a mobile website now. I only wish that I could see if someone had read my messages. Before I was able to do that, which I really liked.

    • Alex says:

      Agree with the comments that the ability to see if a message is read/unread is a loss of functionality, also I liked the ability to see date the user last logged in.

    • Jeff H says:

      Thank you for the feedback, today we are re-implementing the read / unread message feature, as well as making the messages page a little easier to understand.

      • Greg says:

        It would be helpful to have a send message button from actual profile page.. Having to go to the left and scroll down to send a message is helpful, but if viewing a previous offer from the profile, a send message button would be convenient… Thanks!

    • chris says:

      How do you get onto the mobile website? thanks

  3. Bobby the K says:

    What do the little check mark in the upper right hand corner and the star mean? Thanks.

    • Jeff H says:

      The checkmark in the upper right hand corner lets you know that this user is verified in some way. Either by being a premium member who has paid, or by being a background verified member (who has also paid). These members are 5x more likely to respond to your offers.

  4. H says:

    Would like ability to zoom in on a pic and ability to see if a message has been read

  5. H says:

    Would like ability to zoom in on a pic and ability to see if a message has been read

  6. Me says:

    Also you’ve messed all the prices up! Where I had £100 offers from people now they’re £161!?!?

    Think you’ve messed up the currency conversions too. Well done, a complete fail.

  7. Me says:

    Now also can’t see the ‘last contacted’ on a user either, so cannot see if a bid or wink has been sent before….

    Seems a lot of the most useful info and functions you’ve removed, and the prices are completely wrong!!

    • Jeff H says:

      Thank you for your feedback, we fixed the mistake in pricing structure and we are getting the last contacted information back in our next version release. Thank you for your patience.

  8. TJBx says:

    Your pricing has carried over all wrong, where I had £140 offers before I now have them showing as £225, which is wrong (even conversion to dollar is out) -= this is the main problem because for ‘WhatsYourPrice’ – even your system doesn’t know.

    You also say that your ‘reject for reasons’ is an improvement, apart from the fact you removed the ‘Your price is too high’ option, which was my most used!

    It’s also harder to view your profile and who visited now, and the ‘featured’ – someone wants to meet you on the right is of no use, seeing as you feature people from the US and I am in the UK, so there is no-way they’re wanting to meet me.

    Don’t like the colours as it’s too bland, but that’s my opinion – the others mentioned though are pretty major in terms of bugs and faults with the site, or if intentional on the second and third points, then you’ve made a big mistake.

    Sorry if this sounds harsh, but as a very regular user on the site, as well as someone who builds and manages these things for a living, including dating sites, that this hasn’t gone as well as it could..

    • Jeff H says:

      The pricing conversions have been fixed. We are putting the “price is too high” option back into the rejected options. The featured members column is now location based, so you won’t see any americans in there anymore :)

      Thank you for your feedback.

  9. John says:

    I just took a look at my own profile, and noticed there is a new “Read More” functionality. Problem is, it’s a little messed up. When I clicked on it, it bunched up all the paragraphs above it into one big messed, then squished it together with the remaining text, making the whole thing really hard to read.

  10. Lore says:

    Just a couple of suggestions, it would be nice to add lives within “25″ mile it goes from 10 to 50 miles, when it jumps up to 50 miles, it hits a lot of major cities and I am not interested in dating someone that far away or going thru a ton of profiles, I rather click on within 25 miles and be done with it.

    Also the minimum amount for a date is a bit ridicules, $5 dollars is an insult. I could live with the minimum being $50, That would at least include my gas costs and parking fees.

    Lastly, the exchanging of money sometimes can be a little awkward, but if it;’s placed in an envelope or card it makes it easier, but the whole part about 50% up front then 50% is a bit ridicules. It’s just more comfortable to get it out of the way in the beginning, and relaxing and enjoying the rest of the evening and see if you have a connection with that person, instead of wondering about money, and how it’s gonna be handled the whole night.

    • John says:

      I agree, I’ve never done the 50% thing, I always thought that was way too petty.

    • Jeff H says:

      Lore,

      We added in the 25 mile option in our latest version of WhatsyourPrice. Thank you for your feedback.

      We found that having the low minimum of $5 per date opens the doors to other people who use the site more casually, think coffee dates, or a stroll in the park. It’s more of a playful offering than an insult. However, we will discuss upping the minimum bid in general.

      The 50% upfront is just a suggestion to make the paying for a date process more digestible for the new generous members; however, we have also found that bundling the money in roses, cards, or a book is the best way to present it.

      • Lore says:

        Wow Jeff H. your doing a great job with replying back to people.

        I see the 25 mile option now, awesome!

        But I have to respectfully disagree with you on the $5 minimum offer, I bet you won’t find one woman that would accept an offer that low, as a woman it costs us a lot more to get ready for a date then a guy, whether it’s dinner or coffee, it doesn’t matter, we still have hair, nails, makeup and clothes to think about. Also gas to get to date.

        The 50% up front may be a suggestion but, there is no smooth way to comfortably do this. I’ve had it done a couple of times and honestly I thought it was so tacky and really turned me off so much so I decided not to go on a 2nd date. So if your trying to give a guy the best chance possible on a date, suggesting paying 50% up front and 50% after is not very good suggestion.

      • like2havebigfun says:

        How about instead of set miles, just a blank or range like age. I may want to expand to 35 miles but not 50 or 75 miles and not 100. Giving a range would help filter the results to exactly what I am looking for. Since distance is already a part of the profile, I wouldn’t think the code change would be that difficult.

  11. Collin says:

    The new site works well in the Google Chrome browser. But I have problems the way it is displayed in Internet Explorer 9.0 and the search does not work in the Opera Browser 12.02. I have Windows 7.

  12. Bobby the K says:

    How about a privatize/un-privatize photo button? I think you have to completely reload photos in order to un-privatize them. Am I wrong?

    • Jeff H says:

      Bobby,

      The issue with going from private to public pictures is that these two types of photos have different approval conditions. Private photos are more lenient than public.

      You are correct, currently the only way to change from private to public is by re-uploading the image.

      We are looking into a solution for this.

  13. Tony says:

    Think the new look terrible surely others agree!

  14. chris says:

    when on the website using a PC how do you sign out? I cant find find that anywhere

    • Brandon Wade says:

      Click the picture on the top right of the page, then click logout from the popup that appears.

      • chris says:

        yes I have done that already. A little box appears but it shows up empty? it doesnt come up clear like its hiding behind whatever is on the main screen

  15. CallMeD says:

    Please reduce the size of the thumbnails. The current size makes it hard to browse not to mention the pixelation of the photos due to their oversize really detracts from everything.

  16. Joel R says:

    Hi all! Nice to see the new look. I’m sure there’ll be some ongoing tuning. But always welcome something new. Speaking of new, what is “wants to meet you”. Seriously. How does that work? Did they click on muah? Because that would be “who viewed me”. Please define exactly how they “wants to meet you”. Thanks, WYP!

    • Lore says:

      I noticed the same thing too on mine, all the ones that say ” Wants to meet me” is coming from Premium members. It seems possibly because they are a premium member it say’s that instead of it saying just “viewed you”.

  17. Lore says:

    I don’t see anymore the option to see if someone read my emails.

  18. Lore says:

    I like that it now shows whether a generous member has any credits left to unlock a message, but why would they be allowed to extend an offer if they don’t have any credits, I’m getting tired of receiving offers from men that apparently have no intention with following up.

  19. diamondave says:

    The New Search Engine Is Not As Good As The Old One. If I Search For Nearest MembeRs, The Results Are Not In order Of Who Logged In Last,But, Of The Nearest, And That Member May Not Have BeEn On The Site In A Long Time (Sometimes Over A Year) If I Make A Offer, I Know They Won’t Reply Because They Haven’t Been Here In So Long A Time. I Had Many Dates Before The Change, And Not One SinceThe Change. Maybe The Search Results Can Be Listed As Latest To Log In When Searching Any Category?

  20. bobby the k says:

    The search keeps automatically switching to Nearest You from Recently Logged In. Many of the profiles in Nearest You haven’t logged in for over a year. How do I stop the website from automatically switching? Thanks.

  21. bobby the k says:

    The information about height, etc. is missing. FYI.

  22. Bobby the K says:

    Hey, can you guys fix your search button? When a search is done, it doesn’t put you back to the beginning. You have to scroll up to the top, which takes a long time because of the loading, and most of the recent log ins are at the top. Thanks.

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