Brandon Wade Biography
Brandon Wade was born in Lead Wey( Singapore) in 1970 and is currently aged 49. He is an American businessman who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of InfoStream Group, an online dating company. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and MIT Sloan School of Management and a former software engineer. Wade’s web sites have been criticized for being comparable to escort services. However, according to the terms of Wade’s web sites, escorts are not allowed.
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Brandon Wade Education & Early life
Brandon wade having Born in Singapore to ethnic Chinese parents, Wade was raised in what he describes as a “Tiger Mom–type of upbringing” consisting of studying and not much else. While growing up in Singapore, Wade attended Saint Andrew’s Secondary School and Hwa Chong Junior College.
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In 1993, Wade graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering on an Overseas Merit Scholarship awarded by Singapore’s Public Service Commission. Upon graduating in 1993, Wade opted to stay in the United States, breaking his contractual obligation to return to Singapore and forcing his parents to pay about $300,000 in damages. Wade then enrolled in the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 1995.
Brandon Wade Career
After completing his MBA, he moved to New York City to work for technology consultants Booz Allen. He later joined General Electric as a technology infrastructure manager.
Wade is the author of two books titled Seeking Arrangement: The Definitive Guide to Sugar Daddy and Mutually Beneficial Relationships and Connecting with the IN Crowd: How to Network, Hang Out, and Play with Millionaires Online.
In a 2014 essay for CNN titled Dating website founder says love doesn’t exist, Wade wrote, “Love is a concept invented by poor people.”
Brandon Wade Personal life
Wade lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. He met his third wife Tanya when he interviewed her for a job and married in February 2012 after dating for two years.
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Wade is currently not married, and the New York Times reports that he has been divorced three times.
Brandon Wade Dating websites
Wade’s controversial websites, which are based around rich men paying for dates with attractive women, have been widely criticized by the media, with Forbes, The Atlantic, ABC News and MSNBC all reporting on the moral ambiguity of the websites Seeking Arrangement and WhatsYourPrice.com. The websites have been accused of treating their female members like prostitutes, with WhatsYourPrice.com being described as “indistinguishable from prostitution”. It has been reported that a large proportion of women using the site are students, and about 40 percent of the male users are married men. Wade has strongly denied there is an illicit side to the site.
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In America, Wade has hosted Sugar Daddy dating events to publicize his sites. In 2012, Wade held the first Sugar Daddy party in London. According to Wade, the website already has a large membership in the United Kingdom.
In 2007, Wade launched a companion dating site WhatsYourPrice.com, a dating website where members bid for dates in an online auction environment. In May 2012 he launched MissTravel.com, which pairs ‘generous’ travelers with ‘attractive’ travelers who would love the opportunity to travel the world for free. Marlow Stern of The Daily Beast criticized MissTravel.com for its lack of safety precautions, including the high potential for sex trafficking. And in May 2015, Wade launched OpenMinded.com, a dating website that caters to those who are monogamish with the goal of providing a safe and stigma-free environment that brings the ease and flexibility of online dating to the currently underserved world of open relationships. He further states the website caters to those looking to engage in ‘ethical cheating’.
Over 10 Million People Have Active Accounts on SeekingArrangement
According to public user data on Seeking Arrangement, the site currently has over 10 million active users. The site’s dating pool consists of roughly 8 million “sugar babies” clamoring for the attention of 2 million “sugar daddies & mommas”.
In a 2014 editorial for CNN, Wade wrote that he founded SeekingArrangement because even with a six-figure salary and a world-class education he still lacked the confidence to approach women. “I created my first dating website to meet women who I knew would be interested in a relationship with someone like me,” He wrote. “And yes, to offer the financial incentive to give myself, and others like me, a fighting chance.”
Brandon Wade Is Adamant that His Sites Do Not Enable Prostitution
Although SeekingArrangement and its sister sites have come under fire from critics, Wade maintains that what these sites offer is definitely not prostitution. He told Business Insider that the sites are monitored and profiles they suspect to belong to prostitutes or escorts are removed.
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He went on to say that his sugar dating sites are distinct from prostitution services because what he offers is the chance to build a real relationship. “Just because money is exchanged in a relationship doesn’t make it prostitution,” Wade said. “My mother stayed at home and she got an allowance from my dad. Others pamper their girlfriends with gifts and shopping and spa treatments.”