Founder Brandon Wade, an MIT graduate and dating site mogul — he already founded the "leading sugar daddy website" Seeking Arrangements, upper-crust matchmaker Seeking Millionaire, Miss Travel, which matches women with an adventurous streak with men who'll pay all their travel expenses for companionship, and Whatsyourprice.com, which allows people to bid on dates like an e Bay of love — sees Carrot as just an extension of his growing empire that seeks, deep down, to overthrow the status quo, allowing men or women with less-than-Mc Conaughey-or-Johansson-looks display whatever other wares they may have to offer. We have over 30,000 signups and downloads as of this morning, so if the public had to vote whether they believe this is true or not, whether it's sexist, it can be shown by the number of people downloading.
Once the initial ice is broken, they're on their own. I think one of the websites, either Jezebel or Business insider, had written about it Friday, and it's gotten quite a lot of traction. I need to go out swinging and be really defensive about it.
“We decided to inject a fun component into the app, which is the concept of bribery.
“So I figured there has to be a better way, so I launched a whole series of dating websites, focusing on guys who are successful and have disposable income to spend.”Wade says the move toward mobile apps is one way he hopes to move his niche dating sites into mass success.
ESQ: So the piece says you can give anything from a dinner to a boob job. Is there a limit to what you can offer as far as a bribe?
BW: There is, because the limit is what we have programmed in as choices.
I really want to take the concept around what my mother told me a long time ago mainstream.
Basically what my mom told me — I was extremely shy, I didn't have any girlfriends 'til I was 21 — my mom would see me suffering and tell me, "Just focus on your school, study very hard, and some day you will be successful and you can use all the resources that you have to a dating advantage." Ultimately, I took that advice and turned it into dating sites.