If You’re Rich, I’m Good Lookin’

MissTravel.com, a new site that launched in early April, aims to pair the beautiful people of the world with the deep-pocketed for travel on the rich partner’s dime. It bills itself as a “travel dating social network”.

Visitors to the site are greeted by a comely brunette sitting knock-kneed atop a pink suitcase in front of a map of the world. A brief animated video breaks down the site’s essential goal, to pair the rich and the beautiful as travel partners. The cartoon cutie (also a brunette, just for the record) plys the potential attractive partner with images of five-star resorts and restaurants in exotic locales to be paid for by “doctors, lawyers, bankers, athletes, executives, entrepreneurs, and millionaires” looking to travel.

What qualifies a person as “beautiful”? Isn’t beauty in the eye of the beholder? A quick glance at the photos posted by the “generous” (99% are rich dudes with bucks to burn) show the men to be in their 20’s and 30’s, tan, buff, and ready to be a “gentleman”. On the right hand of the column, the “all attractive” (bored, thin, surgically enhanced) women seem ready for ANYTHING.

“People confuse the difference between dating a generous man with a one-hour encounter with a hooker-seeking John. The former is a gentleman who respects women, while the latter exploits women and are not welcome on my websites,” said Wade. “We have implemented software that will help us identify pictures that escorts use on various escort sites to help us identify them and boot them off.” Okay….

Story by Charles J. Johnson, Tribune Newspapers

READ MORE: http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/takingoff/ct-taking-off-have-hottie-will-travel-20120425,0,6992752.story

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