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Online Dating On Steroids? 1:1 Interview with Woome founder/CEO Stephen Stokols

Entrepreneur interview by Bambi Francisco Roizen
October 2, 2007 | Comments (2)
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/64


Online dating sites have been proliferating in the past couple of years. Stephen Stokols, founder and CEO of Woome.com, provides a sneak preview of his new online speed dating and social networking platform which will launch on November 10th (to apply for early access, you should register at woome.com). Stephen explains what genres of the live voice-only or voice-video speed dating sessions have already been created and what it means to be wooed in a session. Stephen also elaborates on the target demographic, the site's business model based on the sale of ‘Woo' credits, and the projected market size of speed dating. Finally, Stephen talks about how his site compares to subscription service matchmaking sites as well as his own speed dating experience. To see Stephen's pitch for Woome click here, and - while you're reflecting on the online dating space - you may also want to check out James Hong's Vator.tv pitch for his site Hot or Not. Enjoy the show and see you on Vator.tv!

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Cindy Melford, on October 3, 2007

Looks pretty compelling. I've been waiting for a customer proposition that will drive online voice and video usage to the masses - this looks like a winner. Also looks like company trying to position away from just dating which is a smart move.


Diane Bisgeier
Diane Bisgeier, on October 17, 2007

Thumbs up for being the "antithesis to eHarmony"-! I think an interesting metric will be how many couples attribute their "success" to the site....does more volume lead to greater probability of a match, or does it actually predispose people to be less satisfied (I think of the difference between shopping at the local grocery store and Safeway-!)?


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