About the Online Dating Insider blog
The purpose of this blog is to provide a centralized place where readers can obtain information about what's new in the online dating industry. I will also post my own thoughts and analysis, and provide links to what other people are saying about online dating.
The next question I should address is "am I really an insider?" I programmed my own online dating site, and then I programmed this site, eDateReview.com, where people can read and post reviews of online dating services. So this makes me enough of an insider that I can legitmately claim the title. But the news on this blog will come from publicly available sources such as company press releases. I don't possess any inside information about what the big players in the industry are actually doing. Although I certainly hope to come across some insider information in the future.
The final question I will answer is "did I create eDateReview.com and the Online Dating Insider strictly for altruistic reasons?" And the answer to that is a big resounding no! eDateReview is supposed to make money by directing readers to the sites that they read reviews about. But I do believe that eDateReview has a much higher level of integrity than any other site designed for this purpose. The reviews can be written by anyone surfing the web, so they will gather real people's opinions about the quality of online dating services. At other sites that are portals for online dating services, the webmasters don't seem to make much of an effort to hide the fact that they have no goal besides making a fast buck for themselves.
I should also add that I enjoy writing and blogging, so it's natural that I should blog about what I know. Kind of like stock guru Peter Lynch's maxim to buy what you know. If there are people on the web who read this and think "that's a pretty useful and well written blog", then that makes me happy.
posted November 07, 2003