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Matt the Engineer 1
Brunette = $140.94 but "doesn't smoke" = $16.61?! Even a Master's degree is worth less than blue eyes. Priorities, people.

Though I suppose if a woman's only goal in life is to attract a man (these still exist, right?), think of all the money she'll save on post-graduate education by just buying a box of hair color and some colored contacts.
Posted by Matt the Engineer on November 14, 2012 at 2:55 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
Well...gay men in Seattle have been doing a variation on this since at least 1995. Would like a list of first and last names as proof?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 14, 2012 at 2:55 PM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 3
Blue eyes?! Fuck. I coulda been a contender...
Posted by ArtBasketSara on November 14, 2012 at 2:57 PM · Report this
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This information is going to burst the "Blonde Bubble" !
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on November 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM · Report this
Matt the Engineer 5
@3 Here's the smallest box of blue contacts I could find. $17 per eye, add tax and that's $37.23. In the end, you're $5.10 ahead of the game.
Posted by Matt the Engineer on November 14, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 6
Brunette: $140.94

Blue Eyes: $42.33

Master's Degree: $30.17

Does anal on the first date: Priceless
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 7
@5 hmmm, I don't know. When I'm considering monetizing my value as a human being I'd hate to cheat. Morals... That's gotta be worth a few extra dollars!

Posted by ArtBasketSara on November 14, 2012 at 3:13 PM · Report this
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So, a "casual drinker" is worth $17.52. How much for a blackout drunk?
Posted by MLM on November 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM · Report this
yelahneb 9
I desire women, not perfection.
Posted by yelahneb http://www.strangebutharmless.com on November 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM · Report this
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Do straight guys really shell out that kind of money on a first date? If your willing to pay hundreds of dollars to get yourself laid why not just hire a sex worker?
Posted by Ken Mehlman on November 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM · Report this
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"Overall, Seattle males are willing to spend an average of $247.57 to go on a first date with their definition of 'The Perfect Woman.'"

So the guy pays the woman that for a first date?
Is that what I'm hearing?
Or does he pay the "web site" and she gets a percentage of that?
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on November 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM · Report this
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I wonder what he'd pay for a date with someone who knows the difference between your and you're?
Posted by jt on November 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM · Report this
seandr 13
Like it or not, it's a market, and it works both ways. Might as well put a dollar value on it.

I'd be curious to see what value women implicitly place on various features for men. Guessing earnings, height, intelligence, sense of humor, and kindness would be the top attributes, although some of these might difficult to convey on a dating site profile.
Posted by seandr on November 14, 2012 at 3:34 PM · Report this
Mattini 14
It's actually cool for this "dating auction" site to release stats like this. It's not like the male users are consciously putting a dollar amount on brown hair. OKCupid also occasionally does this sort of statistical analysis on its user base and it's really fascinating.
Posted by Mattini on November 14, 2012 at 3:35 PM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 15
Fucking cheapskates. My wife spends a lot more than that to be a brunette.

Don't even get me started on how much the Master's degree cost...

Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on November 14, 2012 at 3:36 PM · Report this
treacle 16
Yes, because "money" and "objective" are things that always go together...
Posted by treacle on November 14, 2012 at 3:50 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 17
If she can't cook and wash toilets, forget it.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 14, 2012 at 3:52 PM · Report this
Julie in Eugene 18
Hot damn, I'm 4 for 5 (brunette, blue eyes, doesn't smoke, casual drinker)! I wonder how many negative dollars "already married" is, though...
Posted by Julie in Eugene on November 14, 2012 at 4:18 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 19
@8 - There's a rape joke in there, but I'll leave it to someone else to say it.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on November 14, 2012 at 4:20 PM · Report this
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@6, love!
Posted by freshnycman on November 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM · Report this
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@18 Pretty close to what I thought... "damn, I can't get a decent job without a degree, can't get a decent man with a degree..."

Choices.
Posted by erly on November 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM · Report this
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Oh god, not this troll again. He is the typical 'I couldn't get a date in high school' creep who felt empowered by his first experience with a hooker and now thinks he is 'smart' enough to equate the transactional nature of this to all sexual relationships.

Binder full of women didn't work for Mitt. It's not going to work for Brandon. Although, nice try getting free press from The Stranger. Even without mention of the website...
Posted by Velveteen Robot on November 14, 2012 at 5:17 PM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 23
What about Black Friday? Are there deals? Super sales? Do I need to worry about discount blondes??! Fine then...I cant take the stress! Anal, threesomes, sports. $200. Take it or leave it...
Posted by ArtBasketSara on November 14, 2012 at 5:17 PM · Report this
balderdash 24
I would pay $247.57 to have the originators of this "survey" deported to Somalia.
Posted by balderdash http://introverse.blogspot.com on November 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM · Report this
Looking For a Better Read 25
I'm pretty sure if we dig deeply, we'll find that Tagg Romney is an investor in this.
Posted by Looking For a Better Read on November 14, 2012 at 5:33 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 26
I can't pass up a deal like that. Do you have that in male?
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on November 14, 2012 at 6:02 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 27
That was aimed @23...
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on November 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM · Report this
prompt 28
@14 Reddit had a story from OkCupid yesterday about how women view 80% of men as "below-average" attractiveness.
Posted by prompt on November 14, 2012 at 6:53 PM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 29
@26 Oh great! Now I have to be male too? How much is that worth?
Welcome to Obama's America...
Posted by ArtBasketSara on November 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM · Report this
NotSean 30
As I do not see it on the menu, 'big tatas' must be a given.
Posted by NotSean on November 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM · Report this
leek 31
I have all those qualities AND BIG TATAS. I am SEATTLE'S UBERWOMAN!!!
Posted by leek on November 14, 2012 at 9:56 PM · Report this
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@13, once you've cleared the bar of basic physical function and literacy, the douchebag test trumps every other variable. It can only be done in person (a look in the eye and a few words is all it takes). Not going to work on eBay.
Posted by Prettybetsy on November 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 33
To be fair, they are not saying that a woman or her parts are worth that much money, but rather a chance to date a woman with those qualities is worth that much money to a lot of men. And well, men find physical attractiveness very important.

Besides, everyone knows a human body is worth over 200 grand for parts alone anyway.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 15, 2012 at 5:49 AM · Report this
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Considering how fugly women in Seattle are, $247 is a total waste. Seriously, calling a woman 'Seattle pretty' is NOT a compliment.
Posted by Seriously, why are Seattle women so ugly? on November 15, 2012 at 6:46 AM · Report this
seandr 35
@32: If only attracting women were that simple!

I can assure you, most ladies have more requirements than that, some of them based on "superficial" attributes, height being the most obvious one. Also, it's interesting that compared to men, women tend to be resistant to the idea that the basis for their attraction can be systematized in any way.
Posted by seandr on November 15, 2012 at 8:11 AM · Report this
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@35 There are superficial factors too. But none of it means a thing if you're a douche.
Posted by Prettybetsy on November 15, 2012 at 8:22 AM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 37
Well, now that I think about it I should probably thank this website... I can now give a $ to how much I dislike other women! Am I right ladies? Yeah!

"Check out that $245.57 over there. What a bitch!"
Posted by ArtBasketSara on November 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 38
@29 - I would guess that being male would be worth about 30% more than being female.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on November 15, 2012 at 9:39 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 39
@32, 35:

Women's attraction tends to be more based upon stability than physical attributes.

Women judge men on their job, social relationships, and ability to provide. Men tend to judge women on their looks. Of course, these are not the only attributes (men still look for stable women) but they are the most important to us biologically.

Is either sexist, is both sexist, is only one sexist, blah blah blah. When it comes to raw sexuality/attraction, we are basically animals...we do not get to choose or intellectualize what we like. If I do not date a woman because I think she is ugly, is that sexist? If a woman does not date me because of my crappy job, is that sexist?

Men and women are very different, anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell something or lying.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 15, 2012 at 9:40 AM · Report this
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wich is why a father/mother parent set provides a very different family environment than a same sex couple
Posted by Traditional Heterosexual Marriage on November 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 41
@40: All the collected evidence proves you wrong, but I guess if you have a "gut feeling," I can not really argue with that, now can I?
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 15, 2012 at 11:10 AM · Report this
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you are arguing with yourself?

or arguing just for the sake of making noise?

"Men and women are very different", remember?

are you now asserting that two men provide the same parenting experience that two women would that a man/woman would?

really?

OK. its your dime.....

('very different' may not mean what you thought it did.)

and by 'collected evidence' you must be referencing all the homoliberal junk science advocacy that parades as research.

please cite any legitimate study that PROVES that lesbian parents, gay parents and heterosexual parents provide family environments that are not different.
(remember, Danny repeatedly drags out his favorite "study" that he claims PROVES lesbians are better parents than heterosexuals.
remember that VenomWhore is always asserting how innately VIOLENT men are.
remember that the HHS study Al Frankum fwapped off to didn't examining homosexual parenting at all.)
Posted by goforit on November 15, 2012 at 11:44 AM · Report this
Y.F. Redux 43
I'm pretty sure this is an escort service rather than a dating service.
Posted by Y.F. Redux on November 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM · Report this

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