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…and so the story begins

August 6, 2012

A billion dollars in subscriptions, 1500 sites, two 800 pound gorillas, 20 million profiles all sounding exactly the same, 250 questions to complete the sign-up, and in the middle of it all is me (and you) looking for love.  How in the world is this online dating thing supposed to work?  There’s no training, no roadmap, and the online dating establishment isn’t helping either.    Why would they?  What’s their motivation?  When you’re making hundreds of millions of dollars by keeping people dating, why would you do anything to help your subscribers succeed?  Instead, they take our money and imply it’s not them, it’s us.

So, herein lay the story of how I killed Online Dating.  It’s a long ride filled with crazy twists and turns; born in Paris but stretching from Silicon Valley to Sydney, St. Lucia to Fiji.  It’s an industrial love-hate relationship, or maybe better, a love-hate relationship with an industry.  It is the story of how I decided to chuck their billion dollar algorithms and do it myself—to find Judy,  the love of my life, and write a book to help others do the same.   A chronicle of the last two years, the blog reveals the backstory of the book’s inspiration, what it took to write the book, the business behind books, and our lives leading up to the October 2012 unveiling of our project.

Whether you’re interested in relationships, finding love, writing, entrepreneurialism, publishing, marketing, or online dating, I guarantee there’s something in this tale for you!

Begin here! Click for Episode 1: Leavin’ on a Jet Plane…without you

  1. October 2012 isn’t that far away…I look forward to the finished project. Best wishes!

    • Very true, Mandy! It’s the proverbial mad dash to the finish line. Thanks for stopping by and the wishes. Both are truly appreciated. troy

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