But for platforms this is doubly true, thanks to the chicken-and-egg problem.Unlike a traditional, linear startup, a platform doesn't need to acquire just one group of customers.It feels more natural to meet the guy your friend is always talking about in a party setting where you can both mingle with others if you're not into each other. Whether you're one of many single girls in your friend group or the last one left, this is an idea worth bringing up at your next girls' night. You will not be defined by your abuse and there’s a nurturing, caring relationship out there. And in the meantime, there is always help available to you.Customer acquisition is a core challenge for any startup.
“If you’ve been in a previous relationship where you had an abusive partner, it’s not your fault,” says Qudsia Raja, advocacy and policy manager of Young Women's Christian Association USA.
My friend and I went to dinner beforehand, split a bottle of wine to deal with nerves, and headed over to the party.
While my friend didn't make any promising connections that night, the party accomplished two things: It definitely helped connect other people, as I've seen in the Facebook group, and it proved that there are single men out there! The beauty of this idea is that even though the party requires some orchestrating, if you actually meet someone there it's much less forced than the kind of setup where it's just the two of you.
One day I saw a thread where someone had realized a lot of them were single, so they should all help each other out. After some chatting, someone came up with the brilliant idea to gather all the women in a bar and ask everyone to bring a single guy friend.
I'm pretty sure almost this exact thing happened in , except at that party everyone brought a guy they had dated before (that would be hard to pull off in real life with no hurt feelings! The organizer of the event rented out the bottom level of a fun bar.It’s not fair, and though it’s totally irrational, it feels so real.