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#89 Shearly Markowicz: Online Dating: Why It Works

#89 Shearly Markowicz: Online Dating: Why It Works

Valentine’s Day is almost here, so we invited Dating Ring CEO Shearly Markowicz to talk about the company and give advice how to find love online. Dating Ring first came to fame when it was profiled by the Gimlet podcast, "StartUp.”

Online dating has lost its stigma and gone mainstream. But do these sites really work? According to the Pew Research Center, six in ten people say online dating is a good way to meet people. But Consumer Reports’ gave online dating sites the lowest satisfaction scores the magazine has seen for any rated service in two decades - even lower than cable TV companies!

Her company is a hybrid, part data, and part human matchmaker. Dating Ring uses the algorithms used by online dating sites, but then a matchmaker steps in to help refine the process. “We really try to bring the human element in, because that's what I think is lacking in the other dating sites," says Shearly. "We meet with people and get to know their personalities"

Her company is a hybrid - part

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