Oh, the Internet. It’s provided us so many ways to do so many things, including the all-important process of dating. Kiss or Diss is a new dating site that is making this online phenomenon a little more… well… interesting. Type in your location, chat with users near you, and “kiss” them or “diss” them – it’s like digital speed dating. We caught up with the team at Kiss or Diss to find out what makes this mate-finding platform so killer.
Tell us a little more about what inspired Kiss or Diss.
While browsing through many dating sites, I noticed how they lack that “live” aspect to them. You send someone a message and then wait for a reply. With so much technology available, it’s time to change how people find dates online.
That is when I thought to transform the old boring dating site concept into a live video cam chat website, where people can find someone to chat with in 60 seconds. By combining the gaming aspect with dating, we are intensifying this experience where people can either “Kiss” or “Diss” people.
Have you had any success (or interesting) stories of connections made by your users?
General feedback has been great; many users tell us this is a great speed dating service – much better than going to live speed dating events. With Kissordiss.com, you can do it from your home and get the same experience.
What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?
Think big but start small.
What would you do with $500,000 and a year off?
Invest the sum in a new start-up; use the year off to build it so later on I will have many years off with $500k every year.
What has been your biggest startup challenge, and how did you deal with it?
I would say the biggest challenge was finding a good developer. It’s very hard these days to find a developer who is actually able to realize the concepts. The best way to deal with it was probably just to keep looking.
Name a Web app or site you couldn’t live without and why.
As an online auction, eBay has revolutionized how goods are sold and purchased. eBay is a part of everyday life. It can be used as a research tool to see the true competitive price value of any item; it is a very simple and hassle-free way to offer products to customers, as well as bid and purchase items at a reduced price. eBay is the impulsive bargain hunter’s dream and I cannot imagine a world without it.
What’s your music-streaming site of choice, and what’s currently playing?
Depending on my mood, it’s either EuropaPlus.ru or YouTube.com. I’m currently playing DJ Mixes of 2012.
What would you be doing if the Internet didn’t exist?
Invent the Internet.
What’s the greatest thing about Kiss or Diss?
The feeling of not knowing who you are going to meet next is the greatest thing about the site. The geographical targeting means that people you meet are not far from you, and at any moment (if agreed) you can take the online date to a real level.