- My age:
- My sexual identity:
- Generous guy
- Color of my hair:
- I have golden hair
- What is my figure type:
- My body type is slender
- What I like to listen:
Gamified apps such as Tinder are old news, even as Tinder in particular remains the go-to matchmaker for millions of Americans in their 20s and 30s.
1. select a familiar setting.
ing out ofStandby Business owners find a market niche in their unique relationship dilemma. For single entrepreneurs, the dating game offers unique challenges.
The long hours, obsession with work and unpredictable lifestyle are all factors that can interfere with a single date, not to mention the delicate process of building a relationship. Some entrepreneurs are tackling these dating challenges in the same way they handle their business: once you see a need in the marketplace, you find a way to fill it.
Of course, dating sites like Match. Looking to explore the online dating industry, year-old entrepreneur Benji Kurtz launched a handful of niche dating sites in focused on everything from religious backgrounds to physical stature, such as height and size. Over the next 10 years, Kurtz's love businesses grew to include more than 1, sites in about different niches.
Though Kurtz declined to disclose revenues, he says his online dating services have been profitable from the start. And it was in that Kurtz recognized the need to launch an entrepreneur-specific dating site, which he aptly named EntrepreneurDate. Today there aremembers on EntrepreneurDate.
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Kurtz uses a freemium business model, so he makes money if members choose to upgrade from the free basic membership. Kurtz and his wife Claire, also an entrepreneur, live in Atlanta with their two cats.
When Connie Kelly's son David divorced in after a decade-long marriage, it sparked a business idea. David, a year-old entrepreneur who owns an alarm company, was having trouble finding time in his hectic schedule to get back into the dating scene. So Kelly did what most moms would do: find a way to help. But Kelly didn't just set him up, she set up an entire business.
Beyond profiles, MatchmakingInc.
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A day trial is free; then members pay a monthly fee. While the service is still in its infancy with about members, Kelly is looking to sell it and get into other entrepreneurial ambitions. After all she already accomplished her primary mission.
Her son did, in fact, meet a woman through the site and they have been dating for about a year. Social Media's Love Connections.
While some business owners are banking on the business of love, others are connecting with like-minded single entrepreneurs through social networks. For example, a meetup of Southern California-based single entrepreneurs was started three years ago by Gina Woodruff, 45, who owns AIM Living Services, a support service for adults with developmental and physical challenges.
Facebook also has s devoted to single entrepreneurs, including one called -- simply -- Single Entrepreneurs. However, this group appears to be in its puppy love stages, as only a handful of people are listed as members so far. Lisa Girard is a freelance writer who covers topics as diverse as golf fashion, health and beauty, the hardware industry and small business interests.
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