Outsource online dating
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Scott’s business is all about outsourcing your online dating so you only have to show up to go on the dates. Because Scott Valdez, my guest entrepreneur on today’s podcast, started a business called Virtual Dating Assistants.
Back when I did it the first time in the early 2000s (I call this online dating 1.0) there was major stigma surrounding the whole concept.
You wouldn’t talk about it to other people – it wasn’t something considered “normal”.
I gave up after a few months and some not-so-fun experiences.
Today online dating is an accepted way to meet people, with all kinds of regular guys and girls using dating sites every day (online dating 2.0 – it has become mainstream).
I gave online dating a second shot in the last couple of years and had much better experiences, however, like all forms of dating, it still requires work.
Finding people, approaching them, getting to know them and seeing if there is chemistry between both parties is a laborious, but hopefully enjoyable process.
When it comes to online dating, much like Internet marketing, you have to figure out what you want, then start searching for people, initiate contact, make sure you have a good profile (sales page) to “market” yourself so they respond (this is like an opt-in to an email list – an indication of interest), and then you hope that it leads to a date, which you can call a conversion in direct marketing speak.That might not sound romantic, but as processes, online dating and information marketing are very similar. He trained himself to become an online dating expert simply because he found it his preferred method to meet people.He realized, as most people who use online dating eventually discover, it might take a few dates to find someone you click with, which takes time and effort.Scott came to understand that he could free up his time and go on many more dates if he could find a way to speed up the online communication process.In short, he outsourced his online dating to other people, who he paid to help set up dates.This might sound simple, but there is an art to it, and it needs to be heavily integrated – you can’t simply tell someone to go find you potential matches, you still need to pick who you like and stay aware of whom you will go on dates with.