Bad dates are a rite of passage welcoming you into adulthood with the condescending slap of reality. Jennifer Kelton, the Founder and CEO of BadOnlineDates.com, knows bad dates, but she also knows bad dates are a hilarious opportunity to bond over “you’ll-never-believe-what-this-schmuck/floozy-did” moments.
Jennifer used her entrepreneurial spirit and social media know-how to establish BadOnlineDates.com, an entertaining twist on the social networking site formula where users meet, laugh, and connect based on their shared bad date experiences – some of these stories are so funny, you’d think they weren’t real, but alas, such is the single life.
Jennifer recently revamped the technologies behind BadOnlineDates.com making it more interactive and entertaining than ever before. She also added a BadOnlineDates iPhone App for real-time “waiter-please-drown-me-in-the-soup-du-jour” play-by-plays.
Sigh, luckily I’ve never had a date horrendous enough to post on BadOnlineDates.com. Well…not a lot, anyway.
In addition to her IT-it-girl status at BadOnlineDates.com, Jennifer is also creator, director, and producer ofBad Date TV webisodes and the brand new Internet dating game show Dating in Disguise, author of dating details chronicle, Don’t Use My Sweater Like a Towel, writer for blogs at BadOnlineDates.com, Daily Dating Advice and Nerd Girls A Go Go.
Here’s Jennifer’s take on keeping things innovative and entertaining in the tech world:
RI: How many employees currently work at BadOnlineDates.com?
JK: We have 8 people working right now.
RI: Could you give us some background on BadOnlineDates.com? How did the idea get started? Who were the key players?
JK: After I wrote [my] book, Don’t Use my Sweater Like a Towel, everyone was telling me…
Read more here: Interview with Jennifer Kelton, CEO and Founder of BadOnlineDates.com: The Comedic Cupid of Cyberspace.