Easy to Use
WhatsYourPrice is well laid out, with an understated but slick design, making it appear contemporary – this is a good achievement considering the site has now been up and running for almost a decade. The homepage will allow you to keep track of members who are online at the moment, and local to you. Other features are easy to use – a search option, the option to click on your favorites, access to the bids you have made, and an option to check on any messages received.
The seamless nature of the site's functionality means you are enticed to keep persevering with the auction aspect until you land a successful first date. If you don't succeed, WhatsYourPrice will take you through the whole process again.
The site strives to achieve a balance between supply and demand with what is termed a 'first date incentive.' This is when a generous member bids on a first date with an attractive member. The attractive member can then accept, decline, or counter with a different price. The generous member then gives the attractive member this incentive, but only after they have met up for an actual date.
How to search on WhatsYourPrice is a core function. Once you've completed your profile, you head to the search page where you can search profiles of various women who are eager to receive bids. How to use WhatsYourPrice search? There are filters that you can adjust until you've constructed the ideal parameters for your 'catchment.' Once selected, these filters will become your default until you alter them again.
Safety & Security
WhatsYourPrice has a comprehensive customer support system. If you need to query aspects of the service, there is a FAQ page. If you require more in-depth support, you can raise a ticket.
Dating safety is also a paramount concern. Given the bidding nature of the site, there is an obvious temptation for users to sign up for more unscrupulous reasons. But WhatsYourPrice is adamant that escorts are not allowed.
WhatsYourPrice advises email verification as an important step towards establishing the authenticity of your account.
WhatsYourPrice is an unusual dating website, in that it dispenses with a lot of the traditional matchmaking attributes and provides a shortcut to a relationship. Site users can bid on the people they would like to date, who then accept whichever bid they wish, and then agree to the location for the first date.
There are obvious misgivings in some quarters, with many questioning the morality of dates being offered to the highest bidder. But the bottom line is that nobody is coerced into this activity, so if the bidder has money to spend, and a site user is up for being wined and dined by the person she has agreed to rendezvous with, then the entire set-up is really above-board.
The website itself is easily navigatable, well-designed, and has a competent customer support service.