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Dating cheaply

You don’t get a chance to talk and to get to know that person when you’re sitting in a movie theater.

According to Deutsche Bank’s “cheap date index,” a “cheap date” in NYC would cost $93, which includes Mc Donalds burgers, soft drinks, a movie, a few beers and a cab ride My friend likes to take his date to fancy restaurants to impress his date.In the “cheap date index,” it mentions movies as the go to activity for dates.However, I generally find movies make bad dates, especially when you’re first getting to know someone.You need to be able to put yourself in the user’s shoes; what will they be looking for from your dating site? And, if they’re slightly self-conscious, what sort of functions will ensure they feel comfortable chatting to complete strangers online?As the owner of the site, it’s unlikely you’ll be talking to members directly; however you still need to be able to empathise with them, and maintain a subtle, tactful tone.So, in the long term, an online dating business definitely favours people who are experienced in IT and web building.

You’ll also need to be the kind of person who understands what members will want.

Furthermore, I think picking a fancy place can send the wrong message: that you’re trying too hard to impress her or buy her time.

Here in NYC, even non-fancy restaurants can be pretty pricey.

You don’t know how the date will go and whether either of you guys have any chemistry.

You’re better off going to a more casual, yet hip, place to get to know the person first.

If you wish to set up a prototype dating site, you can probably get by without strong IT and web development skills – resources such as DIY Dating allow interested parties to set up a basic website quickly and cheaply, and you can also engage the services of a specialist web developer.