Worst pre-Hinge date?
"Fortunately, I haven’t had too many horrible dating experiences. Mostly just a total lack of compatibility. I tend to trust my intuition a lot, and so have been very skeptical of meeting anyone through online dating. Online dates can often feel like evaluative events (ugh), so that’s one of the reasons I like Hinge so much. It feels like you are matching with someone who you could have met through a mutual friend. It’s much better to meet a person who is 1 or 2 degrees away, and be able to get to know each other as people.
Though there was that time that my date refused to speak to me for the first five minutes of dinner, after she got mad that I suggested we order a particular entree I had heard a lot about: “I can make my own decisions!”
Tell us the story of NearShot, and your best moment with the company.
After 5 great years in EdTech, I decided to pursue my passion for storytelling in the world of media/entertainment. I recently started a media company, NearShot (www.nearshot.com), that uses smart phones, wearable cameras, and social media to humanize and reconnect society’s most maligned groups, beginning with the homeless. We are building a global network of storytellers to capture and share stories from their communities. The result is a crowd-driven alternative to Reality TV that is compelling and socially good. In our first series, HomelessPOV, we recently helped a homeless man named Jeffrey reconnect with his family within 15 minutes of posting his video, which was shared over 500 times and led to over $5000 raised. Jeffrey had been a missing person for 12 years! It was really incredible.
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