To qualify for the forthcoming "Sugar Mamas & Toy Boys" evening in a Manhattan restaurant, women must be over 35, earn at least £250,000 a year or have a minimum of £2 million in assets or divorce settlement.Men need only be under 35 and submit five pretty pictures of themselves.Gail Garrison, a 44-year-old fashion designer and former model, is one of the 20 women who will attend.She said: "I find younger guys will usually be totally into you while older guys will be looking over your shoulder at a younger woman. In New York City anything goes." Mr Abelson added: "I think for men it is an incredible fantasy (to be with an older woman).
Like other dating apps, Tribe allows users to swipe left or right to indicate their interest in another user.
What makes Tribe unique is that if two users express interest in one another, they can not only message each other but set up a first date as well, according to the site.
If a user taps the “Ask Out” icon, Tribe will provide restaurant, bar and coffee house suggestions located close to where the user's match lives. In Rabbi Dovi Scheiner's eyes, it’s this "Ask Out" feature that really sets Tribe apart from other dating apps and has garnered his support.
Organisers of the event claim more than 5,000 men applied for one of 20 places in the event and were chosen by a professional matchmaker.
Promoting the event next month, his website, pocketchangenyc.com, proclaims: "Symbiosis has allowed ugly rich men to attract young, gorgeous, money-hungry women for centuries; it's now the women's turn." Speed-dating pairs up prospective couples for face-to-face meetings that last just a few minutes.