The new numbers again involve income/generosity. (And that's really the point behind all Brandon Wade's dating sites: accepting that dudes dig hot chicks and hot chicks dig giant bank accounts. More on Wade, a $10 million never-been-kissed MIT nerd, here.) But the subject matter of the latest WhatsYourPrice.com survey is a little more sensitive. "Too soon" doesn't begin to cover it:
"In the event of a tragedy like the Dark Knight Massacre, who would you want by your side on a first date?" asks a ridiculously troll-y press release from planet Wade."One online dating website asked their members what they would do on a first date if they found themselves in danger, and the answer may surprise you."
The survey found that men who make between $80,000 and $150,000 per year are about two times more likely to "take a bullet for you on a first date."
Putting aside the fact that this is the No. 1 most inappropriate conversation to be having in the wake of a massacre, the results of the survey are strangely stark. Of 20,000 men who participated, those who made under $80,000 were only half as likely to take the bullet, and the filthy rich (over $150,000; hey, we're gauging off a journalist's salary here) were even less likely to do so.
Here's a breakdown, via PR Manager Jennifer Goodwyn:
Annual Income of < $80,000 per year
45% of men would take a bullet for a first date
55% of men would not risk their lives for their date's
Annual Income of $80,000 - $150,000 per year
82% of men would take a bullet for a first date
18% of men would not risk their lives for their date's
Annual Income of >$150,000 per year
31% of men would take a bullet for a first date
69% of men would not risk their lives for their date's
In case you missed it, three very heroic boyfriends in the Aurora, Colorado, theater on the evening of the Dark Knight massacre died so their ladies could live. Their names were Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves, and they reportedly "used their bodies to shield their girlfriends as accused madman James Holmes turned the Aurora cineplex into a shooting gallery." We're guessing the women they saved that night could care less about the size of their bank accounts.