New dating app Luxy launched as "Tinder without the poor people"
A new dating app called 'Luxy' has drawn criticism for describing itself as "Tinder without the poor people".
The app promises to "weed out the poor and unattractive" prospective mates for its members, who they claim include "CEOs, millionaires, beauty queens, models, celebrities, pro athletes, doctors, lawyers.. and successful people".
The CEO of Luxy, who has so far remained anonymous, said in a press release: "It works just like Tinder... with one big exception".
The "average income" of users is claimed to be over $200,000 and those who are "unable to keep up financially" will be removed from the app.
When adding a profile, users are asked to select their favourite hobbies from a list which includes 'Gourmet Dining' and 'Racquetball'. Users are then asked to enter in their favourite brands, followed by their annual salary.
The app works just like Tinder, with users swiping left or right on other users anonymously until they are 'liked' by that user too, in which case they can chat on the app.
Unfortunately for the luxury dating app, 'Luxy' is also the name of a brand of furniture, a brand of affordable hair extensions and a nightclub in California.