Entrepreneurial Heroes: Modern Dating

It’s no surprise that many people have turned to online dating apps over the last several years. According to Pew Research Center, 11% of Americans used dating websites or apps in 2013. Since then, there has even been an increase in social dating apps due to the popular demand. However, we recently read about the founders of HowAboutWe, a dating app that is truly one of a kind.

Cofounders of HowAboutWe and life long friends, Brian Schechter and Aaron Schildkrout are two entrepreneurs who understand that differentiation is the key to starting a successful business. Schechter and Schildkrout created HowAboutWe based on the obvious idea that online dating interactions should focus on getting people offline and into the real world where actual chemistry happens. With the belief that online dating platforms focus too much on keeping people online and subscribed rather than offline and in love, the two sought out to create a site that doesn’t use algorithms to make matches. Instead, HowAboutWe allows you to choose who you want to date, while keeping the dating fun and spontaneous, as it should be.

So how does HowAboutWe work? Centered around first dates, users finish the sentence of “How about we…” by filling in the blank with a fun and creative date idea they would like to make come to life. On the other end, users scroll through the site looking for someone to connect with based on their idea of a perfect date.

In an interview with Observer News, Schildkrout shares that the two entrepreneurs have been to weddings of people who met using HowAboutWe. “It’s awesome, probably the most gratifying part of the whole thing,” said Schildkrout. How cool is that? Sharing your life with someone is a pretty fantastic thing, and we can’t wait to see how successful these two entrepreneurs will continue to be in helping people find love.

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