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February 24, 2016


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I honestly didn't know that "date" was specifically a transaction with a hooker, but I still saw that name and thought "it's an app for hiring an escort?" And with the woman jumping into his arms like she fell out of the sky, that only emphasized my impression of an app for men who need to pay a woman to go out with them. (AmE, Midatlantic, in my late 20s)

Surely it's an invitation for prostitution no matter what the word "date" means. I know, people pay for dinner on dates all the time, but no one thinks of that as paying for a companion -- except in dorm room bull sessions. I'm not sure what customer base it's trying to serve, but I know who's going to glom on to it.

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