settleforlove dating website
settleforlove dating website
An Online Dating site that encourages honesty, being yourself, & having fun.
An Online Dating site that encourages honesty, being yourself, & having fun. Read more
Why the name settleforlove.com?
We chose the name because it is funny and unique, similar to the type of people we hope join our site. We want a name that over-exaggerates the fact that none of us are perfect (hence we all "settle"). Our dating site is not traditional, it's different. Our goal is to provide creative people a unique way to represent their personalities because someone’s “imperfection” may actually be an attractive quality to the right match.
It all started years ago when David was sharing crazy stories he had from meeting people through traditional dating sites. Dates were posting pictures from 10 years ago, hiding that they still lived with their parents, neglecting to mention they hate men, and the list goes on. It seemed traditional dating sites weren't encouraging users to do anything but sell themselves. Through these comical discussions, a clear gap was identified, and our site was born.
In 2013 we launched the prototype, www.settleforlove.com, aimed at recognizing one's imperfections as well as their perfections. A user's profile includes both good & bad pictures, discusses both pros & cons, and mentions what they would settle for in a partner. We believe being upfront from the start will not only show one's personality, but build happier, healthier relationships. While online dating will never be 100% perfect, we feel that just joining a site like settleforlove.com is a clear expression that an individual embraces the message.
Our prototype is slow. It's also ugly. It's built atop unsustainable code with barebones functionality. Despite those handicaps, the prototype shows the potential this concept has bringing fun and honesty to dating. Additional funding would allow us to create a more refined user experience and spread the word about our new approach to online dating.
The site needs to be redesigned from the ground up to provide a fast, stable, and scalable foundation for thousands of users to browse, search, and chat with a potential match. Our plan is to invest the majority of the money raised on an experienced web development team to work with us completely revamping our product and expanding our features. This includes a possible mobile app for Android and iOS.
The site is slow. Some of the blame lies with the architecture of our prototype but our minimal host package carries the rest of the responsibility. We need to upgrade our hosting package to provide a great user experience while carrying the load of thousands of simultaneous users. We will need to upgrade to a hosting packing that can provide fast, dedicated servers for our new site.
Once we build it, we can't just hope they come. No matter how good the site, nobody will stay if they are the only person on it. Few people know about our prototype because we've done very little marketing. We would like to spend around 10% of our campaign on advertising. Traditional online ads, funny YouTube videos, carrier pigeon - whatever it takes to get the word out.
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We hid this at the bottom and you still found it! Keep in mind one of our imperfections is being on camera...
Risks and challenges
1. Project Timeline: Our goal is to deliver the re-designed website by early 2016. Since we will be working with many parties to make this happen, there's always a chance that date slips into mid 2016. We will keep everyone updated in regards to our status & any merchandise purchased will not be impacted by website timeline shifts.
2. Marketing: While we would love to have 1,000's of users on Day 1, we know it will take time (and a little bit of luck) for this website to take off. Multiple advertising plans will be utilized: Online Ads, YouTube Videos, Facebook & Twitter, Radio station promos, etc.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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