Blackbox republic dating
Blackbox Republic argues that the transaction-focused dating site market is unfulfilling for millions of people around the world.He and co-founder April Donato just completed a 50 city tour around the US and have stories to tell about waitresses at roadside cafes crying out that a site like Blackbox is just what they’ve been looking for.(I’m not.) Many people will likely appreciate some of the site’s features, like the fact that new users are unable to view profiles of anyone but other new users until they are “vouched for” by an established user.Lawrence and Donato have a messianic vision to disrupt the online dating industry and bring community to a large and unserved group of people.If you’re familiar, and comfortable with, the phrase “sex positive” then Blackbox might be the site for you, too.I have very mixed feelings about the service, but it sure is interesting.The goal is to 'remix dating, love and social life' so you don't default to null in an online dating or friendship database schema bucket, but are able to cross pollinate different parts of your online life - just like in your real life.Members 'vouch' for each other - they are able to validate that you are who your online persona claims to be and that you are a friend in good standing - and are able to give each other gifts which you can display on a shelf in your Blackbox Republic space.
If this sounds like over-privileged, care-free, irresponsible promiscuity to you – then you’re probably not in the target market.This thinking is available to Blackbox Users at three levels.Just as in your 'real life' social life, you may not want to reveal to friends that you are going to a party where some of their faces wouldn't fit: while it is easy to organize in person parties and events on Blackbox Republic, it's also possible to be discrete about who knows about it.A portion of each month’s membership fee will be donated to a charity of each user’s choice, creating another layer of connection between groups of people on the site. Lawrence’s last job was as Chief Marketing Officer at Jive Software, a high-powered collaboration software suite used by a number of the biggest companies in the US.He’s very good at attracting attention through intelligent engagement in online social media.
Blackbox Republic, the personal relationship oriented members only community, launches on a subscription based model today.