after reading about the new dating site yesnomaybe.com on techcrunch, which gushed about it’s cool new features, i checked it out. there is a real question with these new sites as to when you should get your PR and trumpet your cool features. obviously, the coolest feature is introductions to desirable dating prospects and then subsidiary might be doing so in a more compelling way.
yesnomaybe does a good job in their ‘demo’ of showing some impressively attractive women but then you register…after it’s as if you got transported to a very different world. ok, typical waste of time on the net. starting to get very used to long, random detours. but then i get this email from founder, *amanda* (she apparently is so well known to me that there’s no need to provide a last name or any other detail ab out her. why do i get the feeling she’s a fat guy in customer support?)
Okay guys, sit up and take note. We need your help!
To thank you in advance, we have upgraded your membership and given you an extra 2 months Free Premier Membership, and what we need from you is simple:
The good news: there has been a bit of a media frenzy out there triggered by yesnomayB being featured on a few influential tech sites like Digg, Techcrunch and Springwise, as well as FHM magazine.
The not so good news: is that the patrons of the above sites are mostly hot blooded males, skewing the male/female ratio more toward males – but we think you can help!
Tell all your single girl friends to register with promo code FREE4GIRLS.
They will then receive 2 months free Premier Membership (expires 15 Nov 2006).
Come on guys, in order to you help yourself, you need to help each other.
Thanks for loving our product and for your positive feedback.
this *amanda* clearly doesnt understand the way the world i live in works. i dont wake up looking for a new dating site with cool new features that if i just went and got all the hot women i knew to sign up for would be super fun. it’s kind of like going to recruiters with a new job site and asking them to invite all the prospects they know to join so they can share with other recruiters. (oh, wait. is that jobster.com?).
anyway, i am proposing *amanda ______* for any awards out there for dumbest marketeers and wondering what she did for michael arrington at techcrunch to get such rave reviews. clearly more than i got.