A Study by WhatsYourPrice.com Reveals the Worst Cities for Online Dating

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Online dating is becoming less taboo. With more of Gen Y logging on to find love, auction-dating website, WhatsYourPrice.com conducted a national survey that reveals the best and worst cities for online dating.

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“Online dating success is based on instant gratification"

Though the advent of the internet has turned proximity into an after-thought when dating. Not all singles are keen on traveling to the next city in order to find love.

Auction-dating website, WhatsYourPrice.com, polled 1,000 singles from each major US cities with populations over 5,000 or more to measure how singles in America felt about online dating. The study used a polling service to distribute the survey to US singles. Results found that nationally, 38.5 percent of singles claimed to be satisfied with the results they received from online dating.

“Online dating success is based on instant gratification,” says Brandon Wade, Founder and CEO, WhatsYourPrice.com. “Satisfaction for each city is dictated amount of messages received per week, the average correspondence time, and the ratio of accepted first dates.”

Of the national average, women were 14 percent more satisfied with online dating versus the 32 percent of men. While one in four online daters were dissatisfied with finding love on the web, 36.5 percent are neutral.

WhatsYourPrice.com used data from the national survey to find which cities in the United States were the best, as well as the worst, for online dating.

Factors that affected overall satisfaction - Satisfied -Dissatisfied
Number of new messages per week - 30 or more messages - less than 3 messages
Wait times for message responses - less than 1 day - more than 3 days
Wait times from initial contact to date - 1 week or less - 2 or more weeks
Ratio of success to rejection/no response when messaging - 5 to 1 - 1 to 3

The following are the worst cities for online dating in the United States, ranked according to the most dissatisfied singles per 1000 single adults.
1.                 St. Louis, MO - 67%
2.                 Washington, D.C. – 66.3%
3.                 Columbus, OH – 63.9%
4.                 Scottsdale, AZ – 61.3%
5.                 Philadelphia, PA – 59%
6.                 Milwaukee, WI – 58.6%
7.                 Newark, NJ – 55.6%
8.                 San Bernardino, CA – 55.5%
9.                 San Antonio, TX – 52.2%
10.                Saint Paul, MN – 50.5%

WhatsYourPrice.com is a dating website that allows “generous members” to bid for first dates with “attractive members”. The site requires generous members to use purchased credits to unlock conversations after offering a bid to attractive members. The attractive members who are paid for the date usually collect compensation during the date.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Angela Jacob Bermudo at press(at)WhatsYourPrice(dot)com or call (702) 497-8808.

About WhatsYourPrice.com
WhatsYourPrice.com is the only dating website where first dates are bought and sold. By allowing "generous members" to create an incentive for "attractive members" to go on a first date, WhatsYourPrice.com provides a dating-shortcut. The first of its kind, the "Dating-for-Dollars" website is patent pending and has helped plan over 3 million dates. Since its launch in April 2010 the website has amassed over 650,000 members worldwide, as well as being featured on such outlets as the New York Times, CNN, Anderson and The Huffington Post. WhatsYourPrice.com was founded by Brandon Wade, Founder & CEO of a number of successful niche online dating websites including the world's largest Sugar Daddy dating website - SeekingArrangement.com; the number one destination-dating website - MissTravel.com, and the premier millionaire matchmaking website - SeekingMillionaire.com.

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