After all, if one is paying to say hello, they’ll have to come up with something far more original.
Furmansky, himself a UPenn grad with a degree in finance, recalls his own frustrations with mainstream dating sites, where he felt the burden of proof fell to him to prove that he was who he purported to be, and that he wasn't simply looking for a booty call.
In response to frustrations from both male and female perspectives, Sparkology was created to offer like-minded educated and successful singles a verified member base.
The problems with dating apps, particularly for straight women, are well-documented.
The most obvious example is Ok Cupid, where anyone using the site can write to any other member (unlike others, such as Tinder and Hinge, where users must “match” before sending each other messages).
It is the Bing: There are seemingly limitless results, but rarely are they what you’re looking for.
Frustrations like these are what led me to Sparkology after Googling “best online dating sites” one night following a particularly bad date.Men are required to be referred in by an already existing member, or need to apply for membership through submission of their Linked In (preferably) or Facebook profiles.These profiles are then " curated" by Sparkology staff.Unlike Tinder, Sparkology offers services like professional photography and even profile writing.While they don’t write messages for the men, they do have to pay with one “Spark” for each initial message they send a woman, which eliminates the “hey what’s up” messages most women have grown accustomed to.They found that women who are part of this vaguely-defined demographic want to connect with ambitious men who graduated from prestigious schools and that men want women to be educated, but don’t really care about where.