Online dating used to be a way for shy, socially awkward people to meet their shy, socially awkward soulmates and begin relationships based on, well, more than just looks and sex. Now, instead of questionnaire-based sites like eHarmony, we have hot-or-not style apps like Tinder. But some dating apps have me shaking my head. An app that asks you to bribe users to go on dates with you?
Carrot Dating's 'bribes'-for-dates model shows mastery of the art of attention seeking
Five dating apps that are just the worst | Macworld
A new app called Carrot Dating encourages users to wave incentives such as dinners and chocolates in front of potential mates as a way to convince them to go on dates. The platform, which officially launched this week, embraces bribery as a dating tactic. The app's name is a nod to the phrase "dangle a carrot" — traditionally in front of a horse of other animal — to get desired results. After perusing the website for matches, users can select the "carrot" of their choice, from a dinner and dessert to flowers, shopping and even trips.
Five dating apps that are just the worst
Who knew there were far more—and far creepier—dating apps out there? Take a look at these creepy, crazy and just plain odd apps, all aimed at finding you Mr. Right but in the weirdest ways possible.