- Jun 13, 2018
I’ve never written an article that required a disclaimer before. The topic of this review will be a bit controversial to some people, but allow me to make those disclaimers first. I’ll be writing about a site that lets women (or men) earn by going on dates. In this case, “date” is just that - a casual meeting between two people, usually over dinner, drinks, or coffee. It is in no way a euphemism for escorting.
I’ll be reviewing a site called WhatsYourPrice. On this site, people post their profiles, and other members (usually wealthy and older men) bid for the chance to take them on dates.
I gave WhatsYourPrice a try back when I was single. If you’re wondering if WhatsYourPrice is legit, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for my WhatsYourPrice review!
Before we talk about the how’s (and why’s) of WhatsYourPrice, let’s talk about the who first - that is, who owns this site. WhatsYourPrice is owned by a man named Brandon Wade. His name may not ring a bell, but I’m sure you’ve heard of his other business ventures. Brandon has several sites that connect sugar daddies with sugar “babies.” According to Brandon, this set-up cuts off most of the drama and awkwardness of finding relationships and gets right down to business (literally). The whole sugar daddy-sugar baby isn’t my thing, personally, but hey, consenting adults, right?
But I came across WhatsYourPrice, and became curious about it. It didn’t have any of the expectations and complications I associate with those “sugar” sites. Go out on a date - it can’t get simpler than that.
How to Earn on WhatsYourPrice
It’s pretty simple, really. You create your profile, and specify whether you’re a man/woman looking to date another man/woman. On your dashboard, you will know whether you get offers or winks. Winks are a bit similar to Likes on Facebook (or more accurately, Pokes). But winks don’t really earn you anything. What you’re looking for are offers. An offer is when another person makes a “bid” to take you out on a date. You have the option of accepting or rejecting the offer. If you accept it, you both make arrangements to go out on a date.
If you’re worried about creepers, well, I never encountered any personally, but I won’t say there aren’t any on WhatsYourPrice. But one thing I liked about the site is that before a man could message me, I would first have to accept his cash offer.
That offer is a deterrent for trolls who only want to randomly send rude or obscene messages to other members. Of course, it’s always possible for a person to become rude after they’ve made an offer. But there’s a bit less of that happening on WhatsYourPrice than on other regular dating apps.
WhatsYourPrice is Not an Escort Service
Let me just mention that again- WhatsYourPrice is not the place for escorts to find clients. Don’t get me wrong, I fully support women who feel empowered by working as an escort. This just isn’t the site for that.
The site uses an ultra-advanced algorithm for spotting escort profiles. I’m not sure how accurate it is at actually spotting escorts, since I never worked at one. But just be aware that your profile may be suspended (or deleted altogether) if you’re an escort.
This isn’t to say men won’t proposition you during dates. But let me discuss that in the next section.
What’s it Like Going on Dates?
I’ll say it upfront: dates were usually awkward. If a dude has to pay a girl to go out on a date with him, you can bet he’s pretty lacking in the social graces department. But it wasn’t so bad - these guys were awkward, but not evil or predatory. Most of the time, I was the one who had to carry the conversation. I did get a guy once who talked too much. That was even better. All I had to do was pretend to be interested while enjoying my (free) meal.
Tip: If you’re going to try this, I recommend finding out what the guy is into, and going to the date with a few topics for starting a conversation.
Did they offer to pay for sex? Yes, majority of them did. While escorting is strictly banned on the site, there’s nothing stopping a guy from asking when you meet. I always said no. I was doing this to earn a few bucks, and as a sort of anthropology experiment. But hooking up was never on the books.
None of them persisted after my initial rejection. And they had no right to push further. Dates arranged from WhatsYourPrice are strictly non-sexual. Beyond that initial proposition, I never felt harassed or got inappropriate physical contact.
If worse comes to worst, you can always block the offending member.
Earning Potential on WhatsYourPrice
This is what it all boils down to, right? Earning potential. Of course, your earnings here will depend on how many dates you get. My average dates pay $80 to $100. I lucked out and got a few that paid $300. One even paid $500! But those were definitely the exception.
When you consider offers, you also need to factor in the costs. Putting on makeup, wearing a nice dress, and getting an Uber all cost time and money. Look at those as your overhead.
Another thing that will affect earnings is, unfortunately, how you look. Guys make choices based on your profile photos. You already know they’re superficial. But I consider myself average-looking (maybe a bit above average, heh) and I still got about a date every other week or so.
If you’re an ultra-glamorous human being, you can probably make a living out of this. But I still think this is, at best, a side hustle. An extremely lucrative side hustle, but side hustle nonetheless.
Payout Options on WhatsYourPrice
Here’s where it gets weird - technically, there is no payout option on WhatsYourPrice. The site facilitates your date, but the guy will pay the agreed-upon amount to you in cash when you meet.
Cash is fine, but what happens when the guy stiffs you on your payment? Well, the site claims that your date is a binding agreement, but disputes need to be settled in a small claims court. Basically, the site is hands-off when it comes to things like that.
Frankly, this is the biggest negative with the site. While I never encountered any flaky dates, the idea that I’m on my own if I get stiffed was a bigger threat than meeting a creepy date.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
WhatsYourPrice is not for everyone, but it is still legit! Overall, I would say the experience was positive. I got paid and had a fairly decent time meeting people. The only real negative here is that the site doesn’t help settle disputes. Managing disputes should be a basic feature of a site that connects people for a commercial transaction. Otherwise, it’s just a glorified classified.
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That’s my experience getting paid for dates on WhatsYourPrice! Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried this site? How was it?
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