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Re: [newtech-1] Plentyoffish competitors?

From: Robert Q.
Sent on: Monday, October 22, 2007 11:06 PM
My two cents...

I'm building two different dating site myself...the race is on!!

There are number of niches / verticals if you will.  Any one potentiall can be very very successful.  PlentyofFish has cornerstoned the VC, BC that's why it's so successful but that's it.  not Seattle not San Fran not NYC so.. there are plenty of opportunities too lengthy for me to describe here.  Also.. women to men ratio in VC.. not good.. more women then men... highly competitive for women.  Another reason why its so successful.

Bottomline... you bring the women.. others will follow.. men AND women and everyone else in between ;-)

You have to solicit, entice and goto heck of lot of dance clubs & bars and give every women you see there (and they're there bc obviously.. they're looking and more than likely.. 99% of them leave empty handed)  So give each and every one of them... a card.. NOT a bizcard but a card that specifically says they were specially selected to come and get on the next Web 2.0 hottest social / dating site.. the card is a "VIP" if you will.   (even if they are there WITH a man , generally they goto dance clubs bc.. they're not really getting what they want from what they have ;-)  been there.. and had that done that me :(

Furthermore, (trying not to give away ALL of my secrets ;-) don't let them see others.   Have them register but they tell that the site is in an alpha stage and their VIP gives them FREE and special privs...    they do NOT need to know you need to have "critical mass" "tipping point" before you open the gates.. also.. you need to have a good ratio.. say.. 2 women for every 1 man since 1 man is NEVER equal 1 woman ;-)

whoa.. giving away too much here :)  and I'm not consulting!

A site I like for Entrepreneurs:
And another for venting:

PPS> Also... one niche that is UNtapped..... a lot of single or newly single women in their mid thirties to early forties... and to have them force to compete with "hard" body 18,19,20 yr olds..not healthy...  maybe they need a place of their own?....   catch my drift ;-)

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