1970 (age 47–48)|
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Other names||Brandon Wey|
|Occupation||Businessman, internet dating entrepreneur|
Brandon Wade (born 1970) 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 criticised for being comparable to escort services. However, according to the terms of Wade's web sites, escorts are not allowed.
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.
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.
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.
After graduation, Wade joined dating websites and even joined a dating agency, but describes himself as "super-nerdy". His "aha" moment came when his mother told him to focus on his studies, because "one day when you’re successful and generous, the girls will come."
Wade's controversial websites, which are based around rich men paying for dates with attractive women, have been widely criticised 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.
In America, Wade has hosted Sugar Daddy dating events to publicise 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 criticised 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'. 
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. Wade is currently divorced and single. Wade speaks English and Mandarin Chinese.
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