An Offer You Can't Refuse?
We didn't think modern dating could get much more contrived
… but we stand corrected.
Welcome to Carrot Dating
, a new app that lets users (both male and female) bribe potential partners in exchange for a date. Choose a bribe within the categories of entertainment, dining, gifts, activities or "popular" (a few examples include a tank of gas, a fancy dinner, even jewelry) and wait to see if it scores you a date.
While there's just something icky about offering (or accepting) gifts in exchange for a date, the founder, an MIT grad, insists that it was created with the best of intentions, after realizing that a "nerdy smile and sweet personality" didn't always get women's attention.
If the app actually levels the playing field for nice girls and guys, then we'd be a bit more open to it. But if someone tries to offer you plastic surgery in exchange for dinner and a movie? (Which, yes, is a bribe idea from the founder himself.) Run.