Is Paying for Dates Ethical?

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    At least that's how it works on WhatsYourPrice.com, a new dating site that's trying to bring Adam Smith's rules of capitalism to Cupid's world of romance.

    On the site, which went live a week ago, members who label themselves "generous" flash dollar signs to bid for the chance to take "attractive" members out on a date.

    The buying and selling of beautiful singles may sound an awful lot like prostitution, but the site's founder, Brandon Wade, insists that WhatsYourPrice is about paying for first dates, not paying for sex.

    "If you look at the way charity events are held, you have these firemen and beautiful prom kings and queens [up for bid]," he said. "People are already doing this around the world, obviously for charity, but a similar concept would apply here."

    Dating Website: Members Buy, Sell First Dates on What'sYourPrice.com - ABC News
     
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    Do they accept food stamps?
     
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    I thinnk all dates should be dutch.
     
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    Call me old fashioned I never allowed any of my dates to pay for a meal.
    I was dating this woman years back in the late 80's she kept buying me all these gift's clothes watches and such. I broke up with her because of that.
     
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    How much would a lazy pig in sunglasses who likes to sunworship fetch?
     
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    I don't have a problem with it. There's the concept of the dowry in other cultures. Everything seems to revolve around money. How many women would want to be married to a guy that makes minimum wage? Not many.
     
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    I'd love to make some money that way, but I'm married...:tongue:
     
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    My wife would get very upset. Besides which if Gail manages to off herself (it wasn't until the second visit to the emergency room when I told her to get admitted or call a taxi to get home that she got treatment for a drug sideeffect that nearly killed her.) the import market beckons.
     
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    i say the bids refllect poundage , like cattle

    and an auctioneer is utilized....
     

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