Founder, Online Dating Consultant, Relationship Writer, & Public Speaker
2011 - Present (almost 8 years)
I offer dating workshops and consultations to both individual daters and internet dating companies.
I help individuals choose the right dating site, create compelling...more profiles, craft messages that will convert into dates, successfully identify & meet new partners, and build lasting relationships.
For dating companies, my consulting covers product strategy, user acquisition, user experience design, and business development.
Founder, Head of Product
2012 - 2016 (over 3 years)
Steve is an extremely driven and creative project manager whose sense of user experience is the best I've ever seen. He's a pleasure to work with. and he constantly challenges my ideas for user...more experience and features.Samiur Rahman
Biweekly speaker series endearingly coined "TED w/ friends"
Co-organizer, Facebook, Email · Sourcing speakers and venues, day-of prep, community management and growth, event hosting
NYC Salon is a… · More speaker series that aims to be "TED with friends". In 2015, we started inviting people with novel insights or interesting projects in art, economics, science, technology, and comedy to give talks about their work and process, and we have been meeting every other Tuesday since then. Engaging deeply with the material and getting to know other attendees is a core principle of NYC Salon, so after each talk, we break up into small groups and workshop topics related to the talk. Our speakers have gone on to give talks at TED, the UN, and at the World Bank. Our goal is to create opportunities for serendipity, collaboration, and lifelong learning.
create resources for dating, jobs, housing, personal growth
Creating new mixed-media resources for housing, jobs, dating, and personal growth. Formats include writing, video, podcasts, and public events.
On a… · More daily basis, people ask me for advice on everything from dating, to job hunting, to living cheaply around the world, to personal development, to intimacy. Never a dull moment. But, in helping so many people individually, I rarely get the chance to condense what I learn into helpful posts and action guides that others can use.
Creating connection is what I do. It’s what I live for. I host salons, dinners, meetups, and coworking sessions nearly every night of the week across multiple cities in order to bring people together from all over the world to share their stories and build new friendships.
I want to keep doing this forever. I want to spend even more of my time creating the tools, resources, and events that people need in to become better connected.
conversations that fundamentally shift perspectives
Host, YouTube, iTunes, SoundCloud · Inflection Points is a conversation series for the unabashedly curious souls among us. With each new conversation,… · More we strive to finally put words to the feelings and concepts that we’ve never before been able to fully understand, describe, or enact in our lives.
Featuring people like the OkCupid staff, the global editorial team at StartupGrind, CIA operatives, startup founders, and poker prodigies, our mission is to imbue ourselves with the best possible mental models for living intentionally and impactfully in the world.
I spend nearly every day meeting people to talk about dating, housing, work, and personal development, then introducing them to people they'd want to know or inviting them to some of the friendship-making events that I host. In my off-time, I create resource guides based on what I've learned.
Something genuinely forward-thinking and catalytic that enables me to seamlessly combine the activities that most captivate my attention: community building, collecting & organizing information, and exploring new technological/interpersonal frontiers.
Knows the dating industry inside & out, excellent writer, and works around the clock!
Steve is an extremely driven and creative project manager whose sense of user experience is the best I've ever seen. He's a pleasure to work with. and he constantly challenges my ideas for user experience and features.
Co-founder of a company Steve Dean founded
Interesting list of startups! Can't wait to check them out!