17 thoughts on “MatchActivity, Online Dating Site Launches”

  1. Crisscross is very different. The new thing about matchactivity is that people are browsing for staff to do not people to look at. Anyways, great article Om.

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  3. Like for all of these services, the key is building a big enough user base and for dating this base needs to be huge. I did the search on Match Activity and it found no posts within 50 miles of my zip code, despite the population in that area being 3 or 4 million people.

  4. Despite the slightly misleading name, OkCupid can be a good way to meet activity partners. Plus it’s one of the more intelligent matching systems out there and it’s free (well, last time I checked). Anyhow, a friend invited me since they have all these addictive quizzes to take which are seperate from the real matching stuff. I ended up getting back in touch with a girl I had lost touch with two years earlier and meeting a cool guy in the area that had posted something to the affect of is anyone in the area interested in doing x? I knew both I and a friend of mine would be interested so I responded and we emailed for a bit and then just started hanging out and doing stuff we liked to do but had no friends in the area that liked to.

    This is all extremely vague but the point is this sort of thing isn’t exactly new, I’ve met female activy friends that turned into more and some that haven’t. And I hardly use OKC let alone anything else besides a social networking site or two.

    The problem is the assumption that “hey, let’s go do this” takes away from how derived it all is. In fact, I believe it makes it more blantant. What will happen is guys will start repeatedly buying expensive tickets or doing trendy things and stuff specifically to have a good chance of luring girls in. Some of the girls in turn will just take advantage of the situation and probably get treated to nice free activities while having no intention anywhere near what the guy’s intensions likely are. Marketing it specifically as a matchmaking service rather than an activity matching service makes it that much more worse.

    For their sake, I hate to say, but I hope they don’t get that VC money. They’d be better moving on.


  5. As a woman I can say MatchActivity is fantastic, because the main problem is how stressful or boring dates can get, and it’s a great way to actually explore and enjoy than feeling you’re in a meat market. Clearly Ja from commet # 7 has a negative view of women, since we “take advantage” of men – what planet do you live on? Most women will be interested in someone who is not looking to save time or money, but someone who actually takes the time to think creatively and attentively about how to spend time wiht them. MatchActivity is simply on a different level.

  6. Well, that’s a cool idea. I really loved the looks of this site and it’s interface. As a single – this is definitley a better way to meet people. I guess that the site will grow much and have tones of activities in some closer range.

    Checked matchtag also, and I must tell you that it seems to be pretty lame when comparing to matchactivity

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  8. This is a very interesting post. I am the Founder & CEO of Meeteor, a newly-launched online dating site focused on alumni of select academic institutions. I think there is a large opportunity to rethink a lot of the earlier concepts and attempts to make online dating work — meeting people online is becoming much more socially acceptable and that’s helping to drive some new innovation in the space.

  9. Hi friends, I have been seeking to meet for singles through near to Brisbane area and I have met a lot of interesting people from this place and I also have experience with new friends and I like it so much. It’s very entertaining and fun. Thanks. Cheers.

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