Ren Lu You is a 29-year-old who is more money than time, so he decided to outsource the job of finding a girlfriend. He created a website, “Date Ren”, that explicitly says: “Find me a girlfriend and I’ll pay you $10,000. Seriously.” He’s a Harvard Business School graduate who spent the last 12-months going on numerous dates, with “some interesting, some dull, and a few utterly bizarre”. You said: “Look at it this way: if you work 12 hours/day, how would you want to spend the few waking hours you have left? Probably not standing around in a bar with your fingers crossed. This way is more fun for me.” Continue reading for a video news report and more information.
You adds: “I’ve been on a bunch of dates and gone through all the usual methods: friends of friends, introductions through coworkers, OkCupid, Match.com, Tinder, everything. With online dating you have this problem of adverse selection. Only the people who self-select into a particular dating website are the people you have access to. With this site I have access to basically everybody. You don’t have to see the site or know who I am, you just have to know somebody who has seen the site.” Check it out.