by Eric Wuestewald
Let's be honest: Even in a city with the second highest percentage of millionaires in the country, finding that special someone can be exhausting. You've tried the yacht parties, the private clubs, and even considered flying women in from New York City, but nothing seems to work. Fortunately, now there's an app for you.
Billed as "the easiest way to connect with the successful, attractive people, Luxy is a Tinder-like dating app that allows you to swipe through prospective matches based on income levels and commonly favored luxury brands. In a press release sent out this week, the company (probably in an effort to be intentionally headline-grabbing) billed itself as an app that allows users to "weed out the poor and unattractive."
Though currently open to anyone with a Facebook account, the app claims the average income of male users is over $200k, and says users who can't "keep up financially" will be removed from the service.
According to the CEO, "With the rise of high-speed digital dating, it's about time somebody introduced a filter to weed out low-income prospects by neighborhood."
The rest of the release is equally egregious, attempting to say as many inflammatory things as possible under the maxim that any press is good press. Quite frankly, it comes across as a little desperate. But, hey, maybe the creators are just lonely!
Fortunately, there's another Tinder-inspired app geared solely toward out-of-touch tech elites, in case this Luxy thing doesn't pan out.