After spending a lazy Saturday afternoon browsing through the dating app she was currently experimenting with, she hit it off with a nice-sounding guy, and the two exchanged real names and numbers.
She found herself Googling Stuart*, a Brit living in Amsterdam.
As more results-oriented users of Tinder or Ok Cupid can attest, if you’ve logged on with the objective to meet up with someone that night, you can often be left frustrated.
With Ohlala, everyone wants something, and everyone’s on a tight schedule. People use Tinder or Ok Cupid for everything from NSA hookups to long-term relationship hunting, but there’s a high likelihood that you and the person you’re courting electronically might not be on the same page, even if both of you put "casual dating" in your "looking for" field.
By symbolically associating themselves with these women, Ohlala’s party crashers made the company a scapegoat for these rumors. Poppenreiter had already released a statement earlier in the day in response to the outcry, apologizing for letting things "get out of hand." But part of me can’t help but wonder if this was exactly what she had planned.
That week Berlin had been host to the NOAH Conference, an invite-only event comparable to Code Conference or Disrupt back in the States.
According to multiple reports, the gala party two nights earlier had been characterized by a high number of "attractive, glamorously dressed women" who flirted aggressively with the male attendees and handed out business cards.
If you want to bring a third, you can propose that as well.
Either way, the goal is to get exactly what you want that night.
Launched in August 2015, Ohlala is a web-based app that facilitates what it calls "instant paid dating." Male users post offers for dates, consisting of a time, a duration, and how much money they’re willing to pay — a typical offer is from 1–4 hours at an average price of 0.