On Match.com and niche dating sites

People ask me, why would you want to start a blog anyway? Duh. To meet girls online. (Oops, I just lost 3/4ths of my chances with that one.)

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In November 2015, Match offered a group Candle Night Ghost tour in Highland Park. The evening wasn’t half bad. see Stalker of the Town Plays Jack the Ripper

Like many, I am on match.com. (see link to profile) It’s ok. I even reconnected with a woman I had briefly dated in high school and was glad I found her again.  But its one of only many venues. match.com/Profile/TalkeroftheTown

Recently, I have been reading that niche dating sites are proving popular and effective.  Basically, for any lifestyle and preferences niche sites allow people to find others like minded. We’ve all heard of JDate and Christian Mingle. Now there are hundreds like Gothic.match and Vedged.com.

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From a (successful) match.com date in the Washington Grove section of Cobb’s Hill. Martha and I discovered an open window to the old water tower. Inside (not pictured) were skateboarders and some musicians taking advantage of the unusual acoustics, 2008 from 172 years ago when the Millerites trudged down Cobb’s Hill]

With that in mind, I am now marketing Talker of the Town as a niche dating site. For people who like to talk (in and out of town). And read and write.  As more people hopefully join the blog, we’ll get some interesting conversations going on the topic. And maybe Cupid will shoot his digital arrow.

I am using myself as a test case. The marketing plan. Over the summer place yourself in all sorts of whimsical, amusing settings. And write about them under the guise of being a man about town and gonzo journalist. Throw an impromptu poetry slam at Lux, ride in the Pace Car at the Criterium, get a caricature and your fortune told at the Park Ave Fest, write your own stanza on the Poets Walk, get dressed as a literary bohemian at the Pub Fair and appear back stage at La Cage aux Folles during the Fringe Festival. And call it your Summer of Love Picaresque.

On the Road. Destination Little Bohemia in the South Wedge and Join me at Twilight and Reverend Mothers, Empaths of Enlightenment, American buskers and more at the Park Avenue Festival and Emotions recollected in tranquility on University Ave and A little bit of the Moulon Rouge and Greenwich Village

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In November 2015, Match offered a group Candle Night Ghost tour in Highland Park. The evening wasn’t half bad. see Stalker of the Town Plays Jack the Ripper

For those single and looking in their 30s, 40s and beyond, you know Rochester is considered, in the words of one cynic, a “dating graveyard.” Great to raise a family. Not so great to find a mate. Take a look at the Monroe County Census figures on marital status below. The numbers are especially brutal for the 35 – 55 age range.

So Talkers of the World unite, you have nothing to lose but your change.

Monroe County 2012 Census

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