Last week I attended the iDate conference in Miami. I wasn’t a speaker like last time, which gave me more time to actually connect with other industry players and our customers.
SkaDate dating software clients often contact us, asking whether we are going to the next iDate — as it’s the most prominent event in the industry — to meet and discuss their projects. To be clear, it never made much sense to visit iDate to make new sales, but it is a great way to meet real customers from all over the world and to get into the realities and challenges of dating startups.
I’m frequently talking with customers on the phone or via email, but it doesn’t create that special, fragile environment when you meet face-to-face and take your time to talk. Finally, there’s nothing like walking away energized and full of ideas after two days of discussing and brainstorming with clients. It’s a rewarding and often eye-opening experience that’s hard to match.
Apart from that, iDate is always great for tracking industry trends since speakers from big name players go there to share insights. This particular iDate conference was no different. Main takeaways from the presentations are as follows:
If you are serious about dating but haven’t visited iDate yet, you don’t know what you are missing. Visit, get the insights and I’ll be happy to meet you there. The next meetup will take place in June in LA.
SkaDate Founder, Skalfa CEO