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It’s time for a quick hello to new readers. My name is David Evans and I have been writing about the business of online dating at Online Dating Insider since 2002.

I’ve been a consultant my entire career; for several years I have provided consulting and advisory services to scrappy dating site startups, market leaders, vendors and others participating in the online dating industry. I also work with consumer-facing Internet startups of all sizes and stripes.

I spend a lot of time helping vendors parter with dating sites, product development, fundraising and keeping up with online dating industry news. When I’m not doing that, I’m blogging about the business of online dating, talking to the press and talking to dating sites about ways I can help them attract, convert and retain members.

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Advisory Services

In this economy, dating industry executives don’t want to get tied up with months-long projects, its all about the quick hits. To adjust, I’ve moved from long-term consulting model to shorter advisory services engagements.

My hope is that I can work with a broader spectrum of dating sites a few hours a month on the phone instead of trying to convince a few large companies to hire me for months at a time.

Need a new traffic source? Got it covered. Considering a new social feature for your site? Ditto. Want to spend an hour on the phone with a walking talking online dating industry encyclopedia? I’m right here.

Its as easy as signing up, sending me a list of topics you would like to discuss and scheduling a phone call or Skype session.


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