Business dating online
For single entrepreneurs, the dating game offers unique challenges.
The long hours, obsession with work and unpredictable lifestyle are all factors that can interfere with a single date, not to mention the delicate process of building a relationship.
"Unlike those with a regular day job, entrepreneurs are so absorbed by their work that it makes it difficult to date someone who is not tuned into that," says Kelly, 51, who lives in San Francisco Bay area.
"She is amazingly supportive and quite patient with my son's demanding work schedule, I guess she knew what she was getting herself into." While some business owners are banking on the business of love, others are connecting with like-minded single entrepreneurs through social networks.
But Kelly didn't just set him up, she set up an entire business.
Matchmaking Inc.com, a dating site focused squarely on entrepreneurs, was born.
offers anyone the chance to put together their own group based on any interest or niche, and single entrepreneurs have done just that.
For example, a meetup of Southern California-based single entrepreneurs was started three years ago by Gina Woodruff, 45, who owns AIM Living Services, a support service for adults with developmental and physical challenges.