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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 18 2014
Last updated August 18, 2014

MELT - An Online Dating Revolution (Canceled)

Online dating is flawed! They should not be called "dating" sites at all as they do nothing to help one date. There is a better way!

MELT - An Online Dating Revolution (Canceled)

Online dating is flawed! They should not be called "dating" sites at all as they do nothing to help one date. There is a better way!

$2,253
pledged of $150,000pledged of $150,000 goal
34
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 18 2014
Last updated August 18, 2014

About

The Disclaimer

Backing this project does not necessarily mean you need online dating services. With your pledge, you will be supporting a new business! A business that will build a new and better alternative for singles looking to find their significant other. So if your happily in a relationship and don't need our services, that is AWESOME! Your support of our business launch is still very much appreciated. We added a pledge amount that rewards you with our humble and sincere appreciation alone. 

Being Bryan

I want everyone visiting this page to have a better perspective of my motivation for doing this project. It is not because I am an entrepreneur. And it is not because I want to have a huge business to afford a lavish lifestyle.  It is because I am single and looking for that special someone to share my life. Think Hairclub for Men...I am not only the founder of MELT, I want it to work for ME! 

My ex and I have been split for a few years and over the last year I think I have tried every online dating site there is. I even checked out SingleFarmers and I am not a farmer! After a few months of struggling to figure out what to say to someone to spark a conversation, I began to lose hope. You should have read some of the messages I sent. From charming to brazen and some even a little crude (at least by my definition). I tried everything and nothing was working.

The women I wanted to meet and interact with didn't seem to want the same from me. And the woman that wanted to meet and interact with me, I didn't seem to care because they were not what I was "looking" for.

I got so fed up with it all, I left all the sites. That lasted for a month and then I was right back in to it. It became a game, of sorts. Entertainment value more than a mission to succeed. And then one day a few months ago I had a "What the hell am I doing?" moment. 

I wasn't the problem...the online dating sites where the problem. These sites were doing nothing for me. They were merely turning my real world situation in to a GAME! And I and most everyone else have become their revenue stream and game pieces. For example, take a look at what OkCupid (owned by Match) has done with our lives: "OkCupid Experimented on Users, Then Blogged About It"

So doing what I do, I began to figure out if I could fix the problem. I wanted some of the following:

  • Tools for single adults looking for their mate that work with you without you having to do all the work. 
  • More follow-up and advice on how to improve your chances. Like how to communicate effectively. 
  • Less clutter and "noise" from people that are just not your type. Or not active members of the site anymore. 
  • More attention to things you can't live with...yeah, what really drives you up the wall. 
  • And for crying out loud, more help with the actual DATE and POST DATE. 
  • And certainly more than just a hookup site like Tinder or a Facebook extended site like Hinge.

There is more explanation below and until this project is over, this is my main focus so let me know if you would like to learn more. And please pledge your support.

Being Human

Beyond the physical elements needed to live, one emotional aspect drives humans throughout their lives. The need for love (companionship).  

Being Single

Some Dating World Facts: 

  • Over 100 Million single adults in America between the age of 20 and 60. 
  • For every two marriages, one ends in divorce. 
  • 43 Million Americans are using online dating. 
  • Average spent by a dating site subscriber is $240 per year. 

There are over 50 online dating sites and the number is growing. Singles turn to these sites in hopes of finding that special person that is going to complete them at "hello". Current dating sites all promote the same process in every form. They all want us to churn through hundreds of photos and profiles where “the more you look, the better your chances". Basically, they are saying the heavy lifting is on the subscriber. And even when one gets fed up with online dating, subscriptions are canceled and apps removed. But they haven’t given up on love and within a short period of time, the subscriptions are renewed and the apps re-installed.

The sad truth is that most single hopefuls are just as guilty in this game. We only know, or think we know what we want. Not what we need or more importantly, what we deserve in regard to a solid and stable match. Everyone is looking for this mystical being that is perfect in every way. We call these "Unicorns"... Anyone see a Unicorn lately?

The current sites do nothing to help you adjust and evolve your expectations. Chemistry is not just based on the physical aspects. How about finding the right person that is your best fit on things that you like, how they look and present themselves AND doesn't have the red flag traits that you just can't live with? 

The MELT Difference

MELT is a new spin on the current online dating process in so many ways. Envisioned by a dedicated team of smart people frustrated by our own experiences with online dating. There are no solutions that provide a simple solution to help us evolve to get closer and closer to what we truly want. Nothing to help us better understand our own desires and interests and the importance of such. It became clear to us that there is a better way. 

Our service will focus on helping one grow their personal dating profile. A subscriber's profile is based not only on interests and the importance of likes/dislikes, but also on the style and frequency of interactions with other people on the site. Combine this with tools to better assess your dating success from an actual date then we can adjust the filter to show candidates that are better match. With more interactions, we gather more information and the profile reputation evolves. 

Your Support

Your pledges will fund the development of the mobile applications on the Apple (iOS) and Android platforms as well as the MELT Community site. There is a lot of heuristic intelligence (techno stuff) that is needed to make the system work for the subscribers so simply saying we are building mobile apps is really trivializing the effort. 

Take a moment and think about the impact a service like MELT could make. Changing lives and helping people find happiness will have an immeasurable effect on the World! 

JOIN THE REVOLUTION! 

SPREAD THE WORLD!

Risks and challenges

The biggest obstacle in our way is the funding. We are hoping to get most of our funding needs covered in this campaign and then add some personal investment to complete the project. We have plans for funding if we are to need some additional cash to hit our mark. But a successful crowd funded situation will convince those contingency backers that it is worth the additional funds...If you believe, they will believe.

The second obstacle is generating enough word of mouth. Other dating sites have received millions in funding for marketing. We think that is a total waste of money and that with 43 million Americans using these flawed services, word of mouth spreads quickly. We are a REVOLUTION (a viral approach).

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    For this minimal pledge, you get to say, 'up yours' to these money crazed companies putting out a different dating site per week. --- For this initial pledge, you get your name mentioned on our site and are allowed to add a personal message of what you think about the current state of the online dating scene. You will be part of the grass roots movement to changing people lives.

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    Supporting A Business --- For all of you who don't need a dating services such as MELT, that is awesome! But maybe you still want to support us and this concept. So use this pledge here. No free subscriptions or mentions on our site...just a discrete pledge of support with our deepest appreciation.

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    Guys want Aphrodite (aka Mila Kunis) and women want Adonis (aka Channing Tatum). Guess what? What you need and what you want are opposing forces keeping you from what you deserve. Someone that is actually a match to your desires and interests. --- For this next pledge level, you become an official MELTee. Yeah, the name of our REVOLUTION is MELT. You will get a free MELT themed magnet and your picture and personal message listed on our website.

    JOIN THE REVOLUTION TODAY!

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    Remember: Even if you have your special someone, your friends and family may still be looking. Help them by pledging.
    --- For this next pledge level, you become an official MELTee. Yeah, the name of our REVOLUTION is MELT. You will get a free MELT themed magnet and your name and personal message listed on our website plus THREE month subscription to MELT.

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    The other sites seem to want you to fail. Meet, yes. Connect, yes. Chat, yes, Date, maybe. Beyond that, they really would rather you to churn through the process over and over again.

    We have a revolutionary idea! We want you to meet, connect, chat, date and then succeed and NEVER COME BACK. --- For this pledge amount, you get all the stuff from the others plus SIX month subscription to MELT. That is a equal to half a tank of gas these days ($28 SAVED off the targeted subscription amount)

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    The bottom line is that we want to help the masses have a better option. MELT the world of online dating. --- For this pledge amount, not only do you get the freaking awesome stuff from above, you will get a ONE YEAR subscription MELT. Trust me, this will be the best 50 bucks you have ever spent. The number of these pledges is limited so act quickly.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    One may give up on these other dating sites, but one never gives up on LOVE! --- For this pledge amount, you become a part of the MELT team! A membership on our Advisory Board. You will be changing the world by reducing the number of failed relationships. If that is not making the world a better place with happy people, then I don't know what is. And Happy people make happy people.

    Only 10 of these pledges are available. And yes, you get the magnet!

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