Back in June I wrote a post for SkaDate Dating Software Blog about weirdly extreme (or extremely weird) dating site ideas that somehow translate into success stories. The post itself proved quite popular, and I’m sure gave a lot of incentive and food for thought to many aspiring dating site owners.
The general misconception with sites like those mentioned in the original post, is that while they pick their niches very carefully, they are still not very popular, being too obscure. But, hey, that’s the idea. You don’t make Bold Mature Goat Shaver Dating and then market it to mainstream audiences. People who need that kind of stuff will find you anyway, because that’s what they do – they look for like-minded bold mature goat shavers.
You see, we all might keep an OKCupid account just as a security measure – a last resort for finding a date in a pool of generic profiles. Alas, even then we are not safe. Just two month ago Magic: The Gathering Champion Jon Finkel learned the lesson the hard way, after his date publicly ridiculed him on Gizmodo just for being who he really was. Ouch.