Subsidized dating

With Tinder, Grindr and others carving out a niche for themselves in the world of high-speed digital dating, LUXY has launched to work in the same way. In fact, the average income of male users on LUXY is over 0k and those who are unable to keep up financially are immediately removed from the service.Like Tinder, based on the results of potential candidates, the app allows the user to anonymously like or pass them by swiping or tapping.

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Never mind that the whole idea is pretty blimmin' offensive, but the way they wheedle out the 'poor' is verging on the ludicrous side.

Anyone can create an account but if you're not rich, expect to be deleted. They'll filter out users in undesirable neighbourhoods. The press release is bafflingly rude, referring to non-rich users as 'riff-raff', and breaks down any social niceties with blatant, in-your-face classist comments.

Privately, we all know we prefer to have both of these things.

One user said: "Tinder was pretty awesome when it came out, but there's a lot of riff raff on there.

But like Japan's immense residual wealth -- for example, the 1.2 quadrillion yen in pensions and personal savings -- the sex trade still has a long way to fall. Her favorite, a digital wrapped in a pink, quilted Hello Kitty case, is small enough to fit in a man's shirt pocket.

But it is not the phone's compact utility that appeals to Shimada; it is the man who paid for it. He brought nice gifts, and he always paid first," says Shimada, 18.

[I] would rather know the guy has a couple bucks in his pocket." "With the rise of high-speed digital dating, it's about time somebody introduced a filter to weed out low-income prospects by neighborhood," said the CEO of LUXY.

Another user wrote: "Does this mean that we're all going to flock to Beverly Hills on a Friday night to make a match?

You can read the press release below, as was displayed on and - dare we ask - will any of you be signing up to the LUXY app?

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