If you're a single woman in NYC, you might want to consider flying across the country for a first date. I know what you're thinking: Who would do that? Why would anyone willingly want to start a long-distance relationship? As many people are well aware, the odds aren't too favorable for single women in New York. There are around , more single women than men in New York. Meanwhile, in the Bay Area, there are around 50, more single men than women.
A Matchmaking Startup’s Crazy Idea Gets Big Play
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The endeavor seemed, at first, like a joke on Silicon Valley : An online start-up was crowdfunding a shipment of single women from New York to San Francisco, so the nerd-kings of tech could finally get dates. She launched the service in New York City, then expanded to San Francisco when the company gained entry to prestigious and notoriously male-dominated tech incubator Y Combinator. But the New York network had two women for every man, and the San Francisco network three men for every two women. So she filmed a video for the crowdfunding site Crowdtilt in which female New Yorkers and male San Franciscans plead to be brought together. The backlash was swift.
Dating Startup Crowdfunds Cross-Country Flights for Singles
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A startup is crowdfunding cross-country flights to help single men and women in San Francisco and New York find love. Or, at least, dates for a weekend. Lauren Kay, Dating Ring's CEO, says the idea came from trying to solve the logistical problems singles in the two cities face in their respective dating scenes.