Darwin dating joke

10 Dec

That's quite a shock to learn that one can be so misled so long.

..for the last few weeks I've tried putting a simple question to various people and groups of people.

The concept behind Darwin Dating is that it's a dating website for attractive people only, we set it up to be humorous and a little controversial to see if we could get some buzz.

Press Coverage It worked and with very little PR effort on our behalf the site has received some fantastic press coverage.

All this great press lead to literally 1000's of people writing about the site and linking to us online, resulting in some great SEO rankings.

At it's peak Darwin Dating ranked in the top couple of results for 'dating website' and 'dating websites' and still generally ranks on page 1 and 2 of Google for those keywords respectively.

He simply did not know enough concerning the several natural history fields upon which his theory would have to be based.'"It is easy enough to make up stories of how one form gave rise to another, and to find reasons why the stages should be favored by natural selection.

But such stories are not part of science, for there is no way of putting them to the test.""Biologists are simply naive when they talk about experiments designed to test the theory of evolution. They may happen to stumble across facts which would seem to conflict with its predictions.

While Darwin Dating has 20,000 members we only have critical mass in two markets, London (5k members) and New York (3k members).

We could charge members a fee in those markets, but not in places like Sydney (100 members).

As we've since learnt, other dating sites either target specific geographic regions, or group together 100's of niche dating sites like ours that all share the same membership base. It's likely to be most valuable to a dating site aggregator, though someone who was motivated to push the PR a little could no doubt get the site a lot more press and improve upon it's already very good SEO rankings, and potentially reach the point of critical mass to charge users, at least in some markets.

"You will be greatly disappointed (by the forthcoming book); it will be grievously too hypothetical.

It will very likely be of no other service than collocating some facts; though I myself think I see my way approximately on the origin of the species.