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  • Writer's pictureLeah Jones

Building a Better Dating Site

After talking about all the things Jdate could do to improve the site and trying to use Twitter as a way to introduce my single friends to each other, it has come to this. I’m going to try to build a better dating site. Of course, I’m not doing this alone, but with the prodding and technical support of the Edgar of all Trades and the design support of @ezrabutler.

The current thought is that it will be a blog and will feature only singles that I know. I won’t screen the people who answer the ads, but can say that the singles will be awesome people who are looking for real relationships. I do this knowing, in reality, I’m a terrible romantic matchmaker. Excellent at business matchmaking, but terrible at love.

It’s an experiment, what can I say. It won’t be limited to geography or religion or gender or sexuality. We’ll find a way to keep it semi-anonymous for folks who aren’t as into social media as I am, but I think it could be fun.

Anywho, these are the questions that I’m thinking about having people answer. I’m taking suggestions, because this is clearly a list of things that are important to me and might not be important to all daters.

  1. An introduction by Leah:

  2. Basics, please. (Age, looking for a man or woman, geography, how serious a thing are you looking for)

  3. What do you do when you aren’t doing what you do?

  4. What is your spiritual/religious outlook and how would you like your partner’s to match?

  5. Why did you choose the photo we’re using today? What’s the story behind it?

  6. Describe your ideal day five years from now.

  7. What was great about your last relationship?

  8. What do you find funny? What is the last thing that made you laugh so hard that your drink came out your nose?

  9. Are you friends with any of your exes?

  10. How do you take your coffee? How do you take your eggs? Do you want ice in your water?

  11. Without stalking you, where on the web can someone learn a bit more about you?

  12. How should someone get in touch with you?

So those are my thoughts, what would you add to the list?

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