New dating app caters to the rich by weeding out the poor

A new dating app called Luxy matches wealthy singles…to wealthy singles. It describes itself as “Tinder, minus the poor people.” The app’s iTunes page claims members are CEOs, investors, millionaires, and fitness models. So far, there are 3,000 users, and the average male user’s income is $200,000, company spokesman Darren Shuster told Vice. Shuster also told CNN that Luxy’s rich clientele is self-regulating and the app does not (yet) enforce salary verification. “If you show up in a 20-year-old VW Bug, and request to meet at McDonald’s, you won’t last very long on LUXY,” Shuster said. “It doesn’t take long to weed out those who belong on a different kind of dating site.” The app is so controversial that the CEO’s identity is kept anonymous. “With the rise of high-speed digital dating, it’s about time somebody introduced a filter to weed out low-income prospects by neighborhood,” wrote the app’s nameless CEO in a release.

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