At the end of last year, a friend of mine who was single and graduated from University of California, Berkeley told me about his problems of finding his girlfriend online. He is an entrepreneur and quite busy every day. As you may know, these kinds of people are quite picky and have no much free time. His dream lover could be a model, actress … and other beautiful women. To save the time, he tried many online dating sites and dating apps such as Tinder and OKcupid, but unfortunately, he finally found that those sites waste his time since most of the members are not those people he expected.
He knows that I am a product manager of a website, so he told me that if there was a dating app exclusively for rich people and beautiful people that he would like to try it out. Most rich men are seeking beautiful women, so I decided to create a dating app only for rich people and beautiful people. Those people are usually pursuing luxury life, so I chose Luxy as the name of this app.
Sorry, we don’t want to disclose the number of total members at this time. We are going to release this data with some other data in the near future.
I am not single now, and we met when I was in college. I indeed tried out online dating before, but unfortunately, I didn’t have any success on those sites. I don’t think those dating sites are doing good, and I hate searching people manually every time after I logged into my account.
Yes, people are complaining that:
1. There is no way to verify if a person is rich or beautiful.
2. Many people are angry about being removed by us without any explanation since they think they are qualified to join Luxy.
3. Luxy is for rich people and beautiful people, but it’s free.
My answer to those complaints: Luxy is a new concept and product, and the current version is for testing the water, so we made it as free first. Also, our staff is manually checking each profile to identify if the owner is rich or beautiful, and many people are removed by us. We are creating a income verification system and it will be released later. Also, we are planning to make it as a paid app soon.
At this time, I am not sure if I will reveal my true identity in the future. I am just a cofounder of Luxy, and we have a spokesman. I just want to focus on improving our product first.
I don’t think I am an entrepreneur. But the most important lesson I learned so far is that the most important thing for forming a team could be choosing the right person. Once you have chosen the good teammates, everything will be simple.