The ads for prostitutes and escorts that previously appeared in Backpage's adult section have simply been redirected to the site's "dating" section, which has gone from being a platform for finding companionship online to a forum rife with solicitations for sex."There's been this big to-do with Backpage saying they've taken down this site," said Dart, noting he was immediately skeptical of the company's statements and motives.
"Sure enough, you go to their site and see they've taken down their escorts section but have basically moved all their ads over to another section of the website." Backpage.com, one of the world’s largest classified ad websites and a frequent target in the political battle against sex trafficking, closed its adult ads section Monday in the United States, claiming to be the victim of a government witch hunt.
"There are ways we could do this better, but there's been no interest in it (on the part of Backpage)," he said in a recent interview in the Daily Southtown.
Even finding an office was tough because landlords suspected It's Just Lunch was an escort service. Mc Ginty and her partner, Margaret Kunkler, the trickiest part has been New Yorkers themselves.
“But what happens on the date is actually a private matter,” Poppenreiter said.
“And you have to wait to use the app until you’re 21.” Of course we both knew what we were talking about, but my going through the process of an interview filled with raised eyebrows and eye rolls is probably fairly representative of the marketing that the Berlin-founded Ohlala will be undergoing as it begins selling the gospel of romance-by-the-hour in NYC.
dating app popular in Germany, is launching its services today in its first American market, New York City.
It was no sooner than Ohlala’s CEO and co-founder Pia Poppenreiter had begun describing her app as one that “connects people to go on instant, paid dates,” that she began listing a cavalcade of caveats.
Called It's Just Lunch, it fixes up clients for lunch dates at Manhattan restaurants, where the service makes reservations in first names.