Conru in 2000. Image: John Chapple/Getty
The Creator of the First Online Dating Site Is Still Dating Online
Andrew Conru, Founder of FriendFinder Networks, is highlighted in a feature article by New York Times reporter Nadja Sayej. Conru describes how he started Web Personals (arguably the first online dating site ever) in 1993 while doing his doctorate at Stanford University. After running Web Personals for about a year, he “didn’t know any better” and sold it to Telepersonals for $100,000. Soon after he got out of the non-compete, he started another dating website, FriendFinder.com, in 1996. The rest is History as they say!
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