People are more readily willing to say they met someone through an online dating site.There is no longer a social stigma attached to it at all.There are over 87,000 different drink combinations at Starbucks, according to the coffee retailer’s website. From flu remedies to Harry Potter-inspired beverages, we highlight the weird and the wonderful brews and infusions. The old-time actress Mae West once said, “All discarded lovers should get a second chance, but with somebody else.” Fortunately, not everyone is quite so cynical."We have an international staff and we like to keep everything in-house," he said. Easy Date sees £150,000 a month income from its Australian site, for example, without any of Easy Date's team of 80 having set foot in the country, says Dobbie. "The database is really the only barrier to entry and once you get a bit of momentum, and your database grows, it's an exponential effect." Buying that information by acquiring other dating companies is the fastest way to get a foothold in a new territory. "We are looking at raising institutional finance – an Alternative Investment Market flotation," says Dobbie. That will give us the capital to make acquisitions, which will allow us to accelerate our foreign growth." The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?I guess it's fuelled by people being more comfortable being online and the whole social network thing." It is that social change that has spawned the idea of a catch-all search site. We think there could be a place in the market for a dating search engine, like a price comparison or a job aggregator site for dating.In the dating business people hop around from site to site trying to find people – just as they go from pub to pub." Users, he says, would key in their requirements and all dating sites would be searched to help find that ideal companion.
Online dating is becoming increasingly socially acceptable.Once you’re satisfied that lingering problems have been addressed, leave the past in the past.When disagreements arise, it may be tempting to dredge up ancient grievances.Easy Date's international expansion began last year."We are now in all the English-speaking countries and beginning to look at Spanish-speaking and others such as Sweden, Netherlands and Thailand." He plans to launch in Brazil this year.Some of these romantic reunions work out well—others burn out with more heartache than the first time around. Someone once said that nostalgia is a “device that removes the ruts and potholes from memory lane.” It works especially well when your motive is the hope of romance in the present with someone from your past. Why bother getting to know someone you’ve known in the past? And a good thing, too, since something in those past moments caused you to go your separate ways.Those annoying traits in your partner can magically transform into “endearing idiosyncrasies.” Nasty conflicts are forgotten amidst fond memories of cuddling and canoodling. Why not just fast forward through the preliminaries? If you assume nothing about your new relationship and build it from the ground up, you are less likely to fall victim to misleading nostalgia—and more able to see fresh reasons to be together again. It may be that you and your “new old” partner need to have candid conversations to resolve leftover issues and clean the slate.The business was formed in 2005 when Dobbie teamed up with software writer Max Polyakov and has been growing steadily ever since.Last year it realised a 7pc average monthly revenue growth."We will take in the dating profile from ourselves and, once we have the commercial relationships sorted out, from our competitors," he says."We plan to launch sometime within the next year, once we are sure we are right on the commercial model." Alongside the niche and comparison site approach comes global growth.