Survival of the Fittest

NaturalSelection_0122_fresh.jpgTired of singles bars, online dating services, and blind dates? Well, if you are a rich guy or a model-caliper girl, dating just got a lot easier…

Natural Selection Speed Dating” is the latest dating scheme to hit the NYC mate market. The premise here is that rich guys and gorgeous girls are paired off in the hopes that a suitable arrangement can be met. Each applicant is pre-screened… Men must meet a certain salary prerequisite ($200k for 25 years old and younger, and increasing at higher ages), and women send photos that are physically evaluated by a sole judge to deem if they are acceptable.

As expected, the company is receiving significant backlash, but according to their CEO Jeremy Abelson, they are also seeing a staggering application rate…

Somehow, I doubt this is what Darwin had in mind.

[Photo courtesy Radar]

2 Comments so far

  1. Eric (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 1:08 pm

    That’s kind of fantastic. I mean, ladies, why even PRETEND that that skanky 70 year old man is any more attractive than his checkbook? This way, the cards are just laid out on the table!

  2. John (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

    It reminds me of the old joke that ends with, “we’ve already established what you are, now were just haggling over the price”. Tom Leykas should have a field day with this one.

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