An online dating auction isn’t exactly conventional, but the basis is more traditional than you might think. Let’s examine why this medium is the future of online dating, and more importantly: why it works.
Personal preferences vary, but there are some biological tendencies that we cannot escape. Due to the innate desire of men to “spread their seed,” seeking out a young, attractive counterpart is in their best interest. Younger women are more fertile, and pretty women have preferential DNA.
The main sources of attraction are all linked to fertility, psychologists suggest. Young women are considered more fertile, and therefore more interesting to men. Slender women are likely not pregnant, so men see a small waist as an invitation to fertilize. But wider hips and larger breasts are optimal for child rearing, so men have a tendency to favor those traits. While the feminist in me wants to scold men for being so shallow, it’s really more a matter of social Darwinism. That’s the idea that the most attractive people will find each other and make children who are even more attractive.
Ladies have personal preferences that are also tied to their innate desire to reproduce. Taller men have more appeal because they will produce larger children, which are more likely to be healthy. The fertility reasoning is instinctive, but why does wealth matter so much more to women?
Since females literally bear the burden of pregnancy, it’s vital that they find a man who can provide for them adequately. For that reason, women seek successful partners so they can pass on their DNA to a deserving and supportive person. But do women prefer men with a Porsche as opposed to a Honda? Psychologists think not.
It’s not necessarily the fact that the man is wealthy that makes him attractive, but that he is willing to express his gratitude financially.
Even with success on their side, some men still find it difficult to gain the attention of attractive women. Waiving cash around is not the point of a dating auction. On WhatsYourPrice, power is shifted to the less attractive party, and the appeal is increased by placing a bid. We are so sure this works, WhatsYourPrice has a First Date Guarantee. While flaunting a Porsche might serve as peacocking for some men, willingness to provide financial bounty is the ultimate boast.
Research suggests that over 60 percent of women are looking for a man who can support them. Despite all feminist forward thinking, the majority of women still would prefer to stay home with a male counterpart as the breadwinner. Is this phenomenon of “marrying up” reflected on WhatsYourPrice? Absolutely!
We want to make dating as beneficial as possible for all participants. With social and cultural forces at work, it is only natural for the man to take initiative. On WhatsYourPrice, gender norms rule and everyone can enjoy a traditional dating experience with an added bonus. Men get the smart, beautiful woman, and women can feel secure with a supportive and generous man.
Why does WhatsYourPrice work for you?