Well, it could be, but you do have the option of specifying up front that the cost of date will be split evenly, be your treat, or (if you're really feeling brave) be the winner's treat.
It's also a bit odd to think, after so many years of algorithms ruling all, you'll be matched with someone on no other criteria than their basic demographic info and their willingness to participate in whatever kind of date you have planned.
You pick the winning bidder, and then the date is set.
You’re not offered the option to chat ahead of time, and you’re not even given each other’s contact info.
In addition, users get penalized for flaking out, and they’re eventually removed if they keep doing it.