SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Money can buy a lot of things like fancy clothes, houses and cars, but love? A new dating app is requiring its users to have at least a six-figure salary.
“It works a lot like Tinder, except this is Tinder minus the poor people,” said Darren Shuster, spokesperson for Luxy, a dating app geared towards the one percent.READ MORE: Wild Fan Celebration Erupts Following San Francisco 49ers Last-Second Playoff Win
“I would describe the average member as somebody who makes a lot of money,” Shuster told KPIX 5. “Multiple cars, art collections, big fancy mansions.”
In order to join, men must make at least $250,000 a year (which must be verified with tax records), and women have to be attractive.
“It’s sort of like that party you have in high school where the men get in for two dollars and women are free,” he said.READ MORE: San Francisco 49ers Special Teams Spark 13-10 Upset Of Green Bay Packers To Advance To NFC Championship Game
On the app, users can share their favorite high-end designers, to see if they are a match made in luxury.
“We see a lot more members coming out of San Francisco joining Luxy than just about anywhere else in the world,” Shuster said.
Who is the CEO and mastermind behind Luxy? No one knows, and Shuster won’t say.
“As you might have guessed, he does get a lot of interesting email and phone calls from people that are unable to get on to this app and are unhappy about it,” he said.
When asked about criticism of the app being shallow, Shuster said, “Well the response is, don’t join.”MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Wind-Whipped Wildfire Near Big Sur Forces Evacuations; 'Some Pretty Surreal Fire Behavior'
Luxy said the app has received 850 new Bay Area signups in the past month.