Launching LetsDefinitely.com – A dating website
I’m excited to announce the launch of LetsDefinitely.com, a dating site that I have wanted to make for a while now. Its design is closely based on the teachings of someone I respect; dating and relationship expert Corey Wayne.
The core concept of making definite plans, by setting a specific date, time, and place to meet leads to more kept dates and less frustrating situations of being stood up. When two people make definite plans it shows they respect and value each other’s time and are looking forward to seeing each other.
Inviting users on dates
When someone catches your interest and you would like to possibly setup a date, you will send them a message along with what you will like to do on the date, where, and when. Don’t worry about scheduling just yet, this is designed to show that you are serious about meeting and not a time-waster. Once the other person responds and is interested you can iron out the details of the exact date and time.
Once you’ve both accepted the date, make every effort to show up. Making definite plans means there is no need for confirmations and no flaky responses.
Messaging before the date
Are you tried of endless messaging that leads no where? We still allow a limited number of messages to be exchanged between you two to get to know a bit about the other person before the date. As well as to help you decide if you want the date! Studies have shown that too much virtual communication before a date leads to less fulfilling dates. People present themselves the best in person, so let them do it. Virtual messaging is unnatural and can leads to misunderstandings.
After the date
Should I call after the date? Does she want another date? Does he want to see me again?
These kind of questions cause unnecessary confusion. After the date, both of you will be asked to give your feedback on a 2nd date. No more guesswork! If you like, you can go into detail, but it isn’t necessary. You can simply indicate if you would like another date.
If you’re reading this you probably at least have some interest in the code. Backend is written in Java using Spring Boot. I use SendGrid for sending emails and Google Firebase for image storage. I use AWS beanstalk for hosting and a MySQL RDS instance for the database.
Frontend uses Bootstrap, Jquery (gasp), and Thymleaf.
If you’re interested in any specific part of the code or specific features, please comment below.
I would welcome any feedback and suggestions you might have for me, so please check it out! Thanks.