The Emerging Link Between a Dating App to Business Prospects

Hello everyone! How was your holiday? I hope whatever you choose is what you really want to happen. If not, don’t worry. You still have chances to make it up with yourself or to whoever it is, not just during the holidays.

Let’s wiggle some extra glitter and start painting. Let’s start!

Who here have or had experiences using websites or apps that was originally made for dating? I know some of you guys had experiences or are currently active with it. No judgment here. Don’t worry. I’m guilty of this. I used three (3) targeted dating platforms. Two (2) were websites that links to your Facebook account. One (1) is an app that can also double with its website. But if you will include a website that connects you to random people of all ages and genders without the main intent of creating it as a dating platform as to it’s developers and creators and that of a Facebook game then I have five (5).

Topface, Spin the Bottle, Tinder, Omegle, OkayCupid were the ones I’m referring to.

Originally, my main reason for using these is to talk, to communicate to random people. Now, you see where my love of talking gets me. (Well except, Tinder. I have different goals on that. So is, Spin the Bottle game on Facebook). But then it bloomed to something more. I met some crushes, prospects and the like.

But then it happened. So suddenly. The guys from the age range of 18 up are asking me to join them in their projects and or companies. Some were more of collaborations. I didn’t expect to have business proposals to be sent next to flirty messages. I also didn’t expect to read a business proposal sent to a dating platform. It was so fast and fluid that in a snap that was the subject that kept me and those guys communicating. I was confused and a little bit bothered by where I am reading business proposals. So to make it clearer, I always give my whatsapp number so I know that this means business and will not somehow shift to another flirtatious message that can at some point give mixed signals.

I’m not sure where this kind of business prospecting started but what I’m sure of is it is starting and it’s happening to me. Most of the time over Tinder. I cannot give you screenshots or pictures of the said business proposals that I’m getting due to privacy and the personalities involved. But these are legit. One of which I’m currently actively helping is a Business Development Manager from an aviation school in the Philippines; that teaches pilots and crew members the aviation trade and to be ready when things didn’t go by the books (this is what I can only share as I am actively helping him and the owners).

I also have theater play casters, artificial intelligence engineers, actors, photographers, accountants, lawyers, Chief Executive Officers, professors, human resource owners, mathematics wiz, etc. Some of my guy friends came from these dating sites and apps. Some of my projects came from these as well.

I’m not sure where this sudden shift comes from. I’m not sure if this is an effective way of building and transacting businesses. And I’m not even sure how long this will go. But two things I (strongly and deeply) confirmed from all of these. Don’t judge people and the situation too easily and there are people who gives out trust and opportunities in a snap of their fingers (in which I’m very much grateful for).

The connection of business prospects and transactions and these dating platforms? That we should just quite somehow see how this will go. Let’s not kill it. Let’s see how effective this link can go and where it will lead us in our recent and future projects.

This is just a “Did You Know” kind of thing that we should recognize; that it’s existing in this day and age in my own experiences (and some core lessons).

Have you had any experiences with this? Tell us down in the comments section.

Author: catherineroque

Hello! I'm a new Writer for The Startup Growth. Outside, I'm also a freelance Model, International Booker, Creative Director, Brand Ambassador, Promoter, Junior Partner, Health and Business Coach, Private Secretary. I'm very much interested in arts of all mediums; growing as a person and as a professional; I love learning, big and small. I also love to interact with all sorts of people and animals.

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