Valentine, don’t sweat online dating: outsource - Online Dating Briefs by Dr. Dato
Article Subject: Valentine, don’t sweat online dating: outsource
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Dr. Dato’s Brief:
Here is another angle to online dating, it seems that people are never short of ideas to pair up couples in the best way possible!
The post describes a site called virtualdatingassistants.com who does the work of online dating for you. For their basic service of $360 per month, VIDA (virtualdatingassistants) will scour three online dating sites and create your own profiles, retouch your digital photo and they will correspond with potential candidates.
If you are feeling more ambitious then you can opt for their “executive package” which will fetch you back $1,440 per month. This entitles you to their ‘date concierge service’ where you have an executive briefing with someone, a professional photo session and much more.
The VIDA founder Scott Valdez has told Wall Street that he has been able to narrow down the email exchanges to a potential suitor to a mere five rather than the seven it takes for some other companies.
For such a website to be successful it needs a good amount of testimonials and positive reviews for people to be convinced before they part with their money. There are many dating sites out there right now and it takes only minutes to setup your profile but the real essence of online dating is the communication (which is highly personal) that takes place between the members of the site.