Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WhatsYourPrice.com CEO & Founder Brandon Wade The Exclusive Inside look to Love,Sex and everything in between Interview with: Geneva Relf





Geneva: Greetings Mr. Brandon Wade for agreeing to this interview, I know you have a busy schedule.  How are you doing today by the way? 

Brandon Wade: I am doing very well.  I just celebrated my 41st birthday last week and I have never felt better. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me.

Geneva: Now let's just jump right in here you are the CEO and Founder of Whatsyourprice.com. What many might wonder what inspired this site and the deep insight you provide?

Brandon Wade:  The inspiration for creating WhatsYourPrice.com came from my lifelong struggle to find love.  I am shy, and meeting girls in public places or social settings wasn’t easy.  In the past, I have used matchmaking services, online dating websites and even speed dating with limited success.  What I discovered about the courtship process is without the right incentive, most people will never have a chance at falling in love with each other because they are blinded by their negative first impressions, which prevents them from giving each other a chance.  WhatsYourPrice.com provides a way around this “first impression” impasse. 
The idea of bidding for a first date has already been done at charity events.  By allowing people the ability to negotiate on what it takes to have a first date, WhatsYourPrice.com provides the incentive for people to overlook negative first impressions of a profile by giving themselves and the other person a chance to get to know each other at a deeper level.  What the website is selling, therefore, is the chance at falling in love.

Geneva: When it comes to men what is the greatest misunderstanding us women have, and what do men really want from us women?

Brandon Wade:  The biggest misconception women have about men is that they believe men think like women.  Men are wired differently than women.  When we look at history, men were hunters while women were gatherers.  As such, men do not show affection the same way women do.   Most men are just not as good at sharing our feelings, listening, or showing our affections with hugs or small gifts.  However, that does not mean we do not care.  It’s important for a woman to be patient and understanding and to sit down with us once in a while to remind us of how we should behave around you.

Geneva: It has been debated for years that men have a one track mind, but according to your research that's not true.  When it comes to sex what is a key factor for men now that wasn't originally ? 

Brandon Wade: In reality, men have a multi-track mind and can be full of contradictions.  It’s true that men constantly think of sex (which explains stereotypes such as “All men are pigs” or “Men have a one track mind”), but men also have a deep desire for love and intimacy.  Our study shows that men value love more than sex.  This explains why so many men eventually shed their bachelorhood in favor of marriage.
However, it is important to note that a man’s body continually rages with testosterone.  A man’s desire for sex and his natural urges to mate are constant even after he finds love.  Women should appreciate the fact that the temptation and seduction of sex is a constant battle most men fight with every day.  For this reason, credit should be given where credit is due. While the media has focused on stories of men who cheat, it is important to note that the majority of men in married or monogamous relationship remain faithful.  The fact that over 70-75% of men are able to remain faithful demonstrates the power of love over sex.
I do not think there is a new key factor now that wasn’t there originally.  Our research merely shows that while sex is important for men, it just happens they value love even more. 

Geneva: The debate is clear men and women love differently, but most women want to know why does it take longer for a man to admit he's genuinely in love? 

Brandon Wade: There are two reasons why it takes longer for a man to admit he is in love.  First, a man’s sense of self-control often prevents him from being forthright about his emotions.  The same reason that men cry a lot less than women do is also the reason it takes a man longer to admit he is in love.  Secondly, most men in today’s society equate commitment to a loss of freedom.  For this reason, most men will not profess their love for another unless they are absolutely sure she is the one.


Geneva: When it comes to dating what is the biggest mistake women often make with men? 

Brandon Wade: The biggest mistake women often make with men is exuding a lack of self-worth.  There is a Chinese saying that men only value the things they work hard to achieve.   I’m not advocating that women should play “hard to get” games with the men they really like, but if you really like a man, be sure (1) not to have sex with him too soon (i.e., don't have sex on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd date), (2) don’t get overly attached or clingy, and (3) take your time to develop a genuine friendship first.

Geneva: Back to your website Whatsyourprice.com what can viewers expect from this site that's genuinely different from any other site, magazine or overall source out there? 


Brandon Wade: On other dating venues, you create a profile and reach out to hundreds if not thousands of people in hope that your profile will stand out enough for them to give you a chance. The chance of meeting someone you like is much like a crap shot.  WhatsYourPrice.com is different because it is truly the only website where you don’t have to leave it to chance.  You can actually buy a chance at love.  

Geneva: I have to ask the name of the site where did it come from?

Brandon Wade: The name came from a game I used to play with my friends as a teenager.  We would often ask each other “what’s your price” for doing something crazy, for instance, eating a bug, or playing a prank on the teacher.  I decided to use “What’s Your Price” as the name of the website after our market research found that the name not only gave the clearest meaning of how the site was different to our survey panel, but also caught the most attention - which is needed in the highly competitive online dating industry where everyone is vying for media coverage.

Geneva: What are your top five tips for women when it comes to men in relationships, sex or love?

Brandon Wade:
1.       Be confident – Studies have found that when you keep your eyes steady and show that you are calm and intent, guys are more likely to be interested in you.  Never be afraid to set your sights and standards high.
2.       Be yourself – Be comfortable with your feelings and who you are, and express them freely and with tact; don't hide who you are in order to get a guy to like you.  That never works out well.
3.      Set clear goals – Successful people set clear goals and objectives.  This should be done not only in your professional life, but also in your personal life.  Ask yourself what you want in an ideal relationship or man. Then create a plan on how to find him.  If you don’t want to beat around the bush, be sure to communicate your objectives or expectations up front.
4.      Remember to have fun dating – Finding the perfect relationship or soul mate takes time, so make sure you are having fun while you are searching for him.  When you are happy it shows, and that will make you even more attractive to the opposite sex.
5.      Know when it’s time to move on – There will always be bad apples, and there will always be men who have not yet grown up.  When you meet a man who is abusive or disrespectful, understand that you can do much better. Have the confidence and self-respect to stand up for yourself by cutting your losses and walking away.

Geneva: What are you ultimately  striving to achieve with this site?

Brandon Wade: I often meet people who are discouraged they will never find love.  Some (like me) complain they are too shy to make the first move, while others claim they will never stand a chance with someone they perceive as out of their league.
It is important to note the reasons people say no to a first date.  To give someone a chance takes time, money and effort.  For a woman, giving someone a chance may mean having to take time off work and spending money on hair, makeup, an outfit and transportation.  By creating a marketplace where first dates may be negotiated through price, our market research shows if people are given the right amount of incentive to offset the effort or risk they have to take, they will be willing to give someone that initial chance.

 I am a romantic at heart, and my ultimate goal with WhatsYourPrice.com is to level the playing field and to give everyone a chance at finding love.   

Geneva: Thanks again for this opportunity to interview you, and is there anything you would like to add about the site or where people can find you? 
  
Brandon:  It’s my pleasure to speak with you today. 

The Genie in the Disney movie Aladdin said, “I can’t make someone fall in love with you.” I totally agree with him that there is no way anyone can buy “love,” but with WhatsYourPrice.com, anyone can at least buy the chance at falling in love.


Should anyone want to reach me directly, I can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AskBrandonWade.


INTERVIEW COURTESY OF :

Brittany Sykes
Account Executive
LCO - Levine Communications Office Inc.
9100 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 540
Beverly Hills, CA 90212




Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ross Bagley from 90's Child star to Adult limelight Exclusive Interview


Ross Bagley from 90's Child star to Adult limelight
Exclusive Interview With : Geneva Relf 

Geneva: Ross Bagley thanks so much for taking the time out for this interview, first off how are you doing today?

Ross Bagley: No problem, the pleasure’s all mine. I’m doing well though, no complaints, How about your self?

Geneva: I’m fantastic thank you. Now we all know and fell in love with your charm off "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". Where you played Nicholas "Nicky" Banks can you tell us what that experience did for your life and career?

Ross Bagley: It was a huge blessing, Fresh Prince was, and still is one of my favorite shows as a child, even way before I was on it. I remember when it used to come on Monday Nights and I would watch it with my babysitter when I was a little tyke so to be on it was surreal to say the least.

Geneva: Mr. Bagley you have mastered both television and the silver screen, in your opinion, which do you, prefer and where can we see you next?

Ross Bagley: To be completely honest I don’t have a preference. Each has its own perks, while television is really cool because of the steadiness of work, and gratification of a finished product every week, film also has its benefits like the possibility of being apart of something huge, that will most likely be seen in international markets.  Currently I’m attending college at California State University Northridge and plan to get my Cinema and Television Arts degree in the spring. I hope to produce films and television after that, but don’t be surprised if you see me creep across your TV screens in the meantime.

Geneva: You have worked with some amazing actors among actresses in your childhood acting years, from Will Smith in both "The Fresh prince of Bel-Air" and "Independence Day" with Vivica A. Fox. "Eye for an Eye" starring Sally Fields, Ed Harris, Beverly D' Angelo to name a couple. Looking back were you nervous at all with any of your major roles with these actors?

Ross Bagley: No, not really nervous. My mom was always in my corner and seeing her in the background really helped to make me feel comfortable and confident when doing my scenes. Plus I was a little guy so I didn’t know much better.

Geneva: However you took a break from acting, and even attend college. What has your life been like away from the limelight?

Ross Bagley: It’s been great! I can’t complain at all. Luckily I don’t validate myself by the amount of attention I get so I can’t say that there’s any void or empty space in my life since I haven’t been on television. I’ve got a wonderful girlfriend of a few years who holds me down and a team of family and friends who support me like none other so I’m in a great place right now.

Geneva: Many childhood stars are often followed by their child star roles. Do people still look at you as little "Nicky" from "The Fresh prince of Bel-Air" or "Buckwheat" from "The little Rascals" and if so what are your feelings on that?

Ross Bagley: Like you wouldn’t ever imagine. I’ve been teased endlessly about Buckwheat, not so much Fresh Prince. But I take it in stride because most of the people who might have something to say are actually fans of my work so it’s actually a compliment. Plus I have a pretty smart mouth so I can tag them back pretty easily if it gets too crazy.

Geneva: Now being all grown up what roles are you looking to playing now that you’re back in the acting world?

Ross Bagley: I’d love to be apart of a comedic ensemble. That is always a lot of fun, and the environment on set is way more laid back and lighthearted. Which always makes me feel extremely comfortable!

Geneva: At a young age you have already worked with so many great talents in Hollywood. Who are you looking forward to working with now not just actors but maybe directors, writers, even comics?


Ross Bagley: I’d love to work with Zach Gallifinakis and Todd Phillips. I’m a huge fan of Kevin Hart, Katt Williams, and Mike Epps. On the dramatic side I’d like to work with Spike Lee, John Singleton or even Quentin Tarantino, and how could I forget Denzel because who doesn’t want to work with Denzel.


Geneva: True very we all love Denzel Washington. Being all grown up has your view on acting changed, and if so in what way? 

Ross Bagley: I have a far greater appreciation for it now. It truly is an art form. It is more about the subtleties of ones expressions and inflections. There has to be a great balance of energy to make a good actor/actress, one step too over the top or one step shy of the energy needed can be the difference between a good actor and a bad one.

Geneva: However, now approaching the limelight, fame and the projects to come how is Ross Bagley preparing himself?

Ross Bagley: The only way I can truly prepare is by remembering to maintain the core values and principles that my family has instilled in me thus far. I made a promise to myself a long time ago to never change my personality regardless of successes or lack there of. My heavenly father has gotten me this far and I have no reason to expect him to stop now.


Geneva: I have had a blast interviewing you, and thanks again for agreeing and your time. Is there anything you would like to add before we go, and also where can the fans find to keep in contact with all your latest?

Ross Bagley: Thanks so much it’s been great, and they can all follow me on twitter @bossragley and I’ll make sure to keep everyone posted on what’s good with me. Thanks so much!


INTERVIEW COURTESY OF:
Andrea Rouse 
CEO & President at Life Made Easy Public Relations

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sex Vs. Love - Which One Wins?


 PRESS RELEASE

Men Value Love $73 More Than Sex According to WhatsYourPrice.com Study

Los Angeles, CA (July 13, 2011) – WhatsYourPrice.com, the premier online dating marketplace where first dates are bought and sold, just announced the results of a three month study which concludes that men value love $73 more than sex.

According to the study, men seeking no-strings attached relationships paid an average of $121 for a first date, whereas single men looking for serious long-term relationships paid an average of $194 for the opportunity of finding love.

“We often hear the stereotype that men value sex and women value love,” says Founder & CEO of WhatsYourPrice.com and MIT alum, Brandon Wade. “Our study shows this stereotype is wrong. In fact, men value love more than sex by over 60%.”

The study also finds that men who seek only no-strings attached relationships tend to be serial daters and more prolific, paying for first dates over 2.1 times more than commitment-minded men.

Dating Advice for Women

According to WhatsYourPrice.com, the study translates directly into important, yet practical first date advice for women who are searching for love.

She should take note of where the man takes her on a first date.  Men who seek love will treat women with greater respect and generosity than men who only want sex.

Women should also take a close look at his eyes.  Men who seek love will shower them with focused and undivided attention, while men interested only in sex will scour the room for other women.

The Methodology

Over 30,000 men were included in the study.  To determine the value of love and sex, the average price members paid for a first date on WhatsYourPrice.com was calculated. The value of love is determined as the price paid for a first date by singles looking only for long-term relationships and marriage. The value of sex is calculated as the price paid for a first date by those seeking short-term relationships, extra-marital affairs and casual encounters.


WhatsYourPrice.com is the first and only online dating marketplace for buying and selling first dates. Based in Las Vegas, NV and built using a patent pending dating system (US Patent Pending: Application No. 61407831), WhatsYourPrice.com provides a platform where generous and attractive singles can negotiate and agree on a price for a first date. Since its launch on March 29, 2011, the website has acquired over 120,000 users and has facilitated over 70,000 first dates.


Courtesy Of: 
Brittany Sykes
Account Executive
LCO - Levine Communications Office Inc.
9100 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 540
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Netflix Raises Prices: Keep Your Cash With 8 Alternative Options


The Netflix Changes
Here are the basics of the Netflix changes. Instead of having DVD rentals and streaming movies priced together, each portion will be priced as a separate plan. For most users, this will increase the monthly bill by $6-10. Price changes will take effect September 1.

Customer Backlash
Understandably, cash-strapped consumers are not thrilled about price increases. The official blog post announcing Netflix's changes has generated more than 12,000 comments. Most appear to be current subscribers pledging to cancel their subscription.

More Than the Price
On the surface, $6 doesn't seem like an outrageous amount, but customers are hurt about more than the money. Many who've been with Netflix from the start feel their loyalty has been betrayed. Disgruntled loyalists would like prices to stay as they are for current subscribers with increased rates only for new subscribers.

Not Enough Bang for the Buck
Another customer gripe is that the product doesn't justify the higher price. Subscribers have complained the streaming movie selection is lacking. They contend new material is not added often enough and many times the streaming video quality is poor.

Switching to the Competition
The price increases by Netflix are encouraging many users to give the competition a try. Redbox is one of the most popular alternatives, with $1 rentals and locations in just about every neighborhood. Amazon Instant Video is another popular choice. Streaming new releases are typically $3.99 to rent for a 48 hour period.

Price Increase Reasoning
Even though Netflix subscribers are in an uproar, the company isn't entirely to blame. When Netflix started their streaming service, studios who own the movies didn't realize the potential for profits. With the surge in streaming media popularity, studios want to charge a premium for their content. One expert has predicted Netflix's content licensing costs will increase from $180 million in 2010 to $1.98 billion in 2012.
If you don't want to pay these increased costs, here are a few alternatives to help you keep your cash.

DVD Exchange With Friends
Do you have a shelf full of DVDs you just can't bring yourself to watch again? Get a few friends or co-workers in on a movie exchange. Trade movies one for one and trade back when you're all done watching.

Rent From the Library
With the demise of local video rental stores, finding releases from a few years back is growing increasingly difficult. Renting movies from the library can help you track down many titles not available from Redbox. Even better, the rentals are free!

Discount Gift Cards
Going to see a movie in the theatre isn't exactly a steal, but there are some ways around high prices. Popular cinemas like AMC and Regal both have more than 100 discounted gift cards available at GiftCardGranny.com.

Matinee Movies
If you work a 9-5, matinee movies may be out of your reach, but they make for another way to beat high prices. Tickets cost much less and you don't have to deal with the massive crowds you find in the evening.

Neighborhood Movie Night
Consider going in with a group of neighbors and investing in a backyard movie set-up. Hopefully, someone already has a projector they're willing to share. All you need then is a screen. Inflatable, outdoor projection screens can easily be found online for less than $200. This tip might not save a ton of money, but it can help a whole group of people stop paying their money to Netflix.

Free Screenings
Plenty of filmmakers just want their movie to get seen. College campuses are great resources for finding free screenings. Many towns also offer free showings of classic films at parks throughout the summer. A local paper is a good way to find out if there are any offerings in your area.

Get Outside
The natural world was here before streaming Netflix and it will certainly be here long after. Take the money you'd spend on movies and invest it in a national parks pass. The cost is only $80 for one year and it gets you and anyone in the car with you into more than 2,000 sites across the country.

Dial Into Daily Movie Deals
Deal of the day sites like Groupon and LivingSocial occasionally offer discounted movie theater tickets for as little as $2 per person. That's a pretty cheap movie night outing and well worth the price. Just make sure to skip the popcorn and candy - your wallet and waist will thank you.


Consumer Savings Expert, Andrea Woroch, is available to share "Netflix Raises Prices: Keep Your Cash With 8 Alternative Options" with your audience for an in-studio, satellite or skype interview. Andrea has been featured as a media expert source on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, FOX & Friends, ABC News NOW, MSNBC, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Smart Money and many more. To view recent interviews or for more savings tips visit AndreaWoroch.com.


Courtesy of: 
Andrea Woroch
 andrea@kinoliinc.com

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TOM SCHANLEY TO APPEAR AS DOUG RANDALL IN HALLMARK CHANNEL'S "KEEPING UP WITH THE RANDALLS"


Tom Schanley on set with Roma Downey.  
"Keeping Up With the Randalls" 
premieres on the Hallmark Channel, 
Saturday July 16, 2011 at 9/8c (check local listings)


For Immediate Release:
July 12, 2011

TOM SCHANLEY TO APPEAR AS DOUG RANDALL IN HALLMARK CHANNEL'S "KEEPING UP WITH THE RANDALLS"


(July 12, 2011) Los Angeles - On Saturday, July 16th, actor Tom Schanley returns to television to star opposite Roma Downey, Marion Ross, Kayla Ewell and Thad Luckinbill in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Keeping Up with the Randalls." Schanley plays Doug Randall.

Budding designer Alicia Crosby (Kayla Ewell) must earn the approval of her boyfriend's family and she must do so under the pressures of their annual athletic extravaganza. Alicia is a hugely successful children's fashion designer based in Los Angeles.  Her personal life is equally successful as Alicia suspects her boyfriend, Will Randall (Thad Luckinbill), is going to pop the question any day now. But first, Alicia must survive meeting Will's family, which means getting down and dirty in their annual "Randall Reunion Races," where she is up against everyone from Will's dad, Doug (Schanley) and mom, Barb (Roma Downey), to seemingly sweet Grandma Dorrie (Marion Ross), to even Will's ex-girlfriend, Kris (McKenna Jones). 

It is no surprise to anyone, Alicia included, that she is not up to the athletic challenges. 

"Keeping Up With the Randalls," premieres Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 9/8c (check local listings) on the Hallmark Channel Network. 

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ABOUT TOM SCHANLEY
Tom Schanley has most recently been found playing both sides of the law: An ICE officer in the Chris Weitz (Twilight Saga) film "A Better Life" and a hit-man chasing down Mel Gibson and stolen money in "How I Spent My Summer Vacation."Schanley, whose chops have  landed him principal and lead roles in television series and motion pictures, is best known for his work as the drug dealer, Ricky, on "Dexter," the self sacrificing Evan Abby on "Criminal Minds" as well as his roles in "CSI:NY," "CSI: Miami," "Without a Trace" and many more.  He was recently seen on "Castle" as William Carraway in "The Mistress Always Spanks Twice."  Schanley has had the privilege of working with some of the cinematic icons of our time:  Academy Award winning director Ed Zwick and Denzel Washington in "Courage Under Fire," as well as Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts in "Conspiracy Theory," among others. He is also an exceptionally talented writer and producer of the independent film "The Hard Easy" with Vera Farmiga, David Boreanaz, Bruce Dern & Peter Weller. 


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