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Friday, February 14, 2014

Here Comes the Bribe: San Francisco's Single Ladies Prefer Shopping Sprees on First Dates

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM

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Money can't buy you love, but it can certainly buy you a first date.

The folks over at CarrotDating.com have found that single women in San Francisco are most likely to say "yes" to a first date so long as it consists of a shopping spree to the department store(s) of their choosing.

Now that's just the first date. The thought of a second will most certainly put you at risk of bankruptcy -- so don't think too far ahead into future, because chances are you can't afford it.

But that warning only concerns 99 population of the dating pool. The remaining one percent only need to practice their sale's pitch and make her an offer she can't refuse.

So here's how it works: CarrotDating.com, the world's first bribe-for-a-date site and app, recently conducted a study where they surveyed 800 accepted first-date offers in San Francisco and found that most single women in the Bay Area chose a shopping spree as their preferred incentive.

If anything, the list reveals that single women in San Francisco are either quite extravagant in their demands or quite practical. Judge for yourself.

The 10 Most Successful First Date Bribes in San Francisco:

1.) Shopping - 183

2.) Spa - 177

3.) Vacation - 147

4.) Jewelry - 102

5.) Movie Tickets - 45

6.) Coffee - 42

7.) Flowers - 40

8.) Dessert- 27

9.) Tank of Gas - 27

10.) Concert Tickets - 21

Actually, number seven is pretty lame. C'mon ladies. Flowers are a given whether it's a date to the mall or a date to the Maldives.

Think how romantic it'll be when you arrive to her place with a bouquet of roses in one hand and a full tank of gas in the other. Love is in the air, or perhaps it's the fumes, in which case don't breathe in. Just shower her in Castrol and Cartier -- at least on the first date.

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