MarkBrooks.TV Vlog Episode 9 :: Miami Beach is the perfect spot for the iDate Internet Dating Conference.
Despite the roadworks going on outside my Airbnb apartment I was able to get plenty of sleep. The weather was perfect for a run along the beach before the iDate Internet Dating Conference. This is the 42nd iDate conference that I'm speaking at, out of 47. I didn't speak at the first one I attended in 2004, and I've missed four other Internet Dating Conferences over the years. Namely, the iDates in Nice, Hong Kong, Brazil and one other I guess.
This year's conference was a tad smaller than usual, but richer. We had stellar speakers that were willing to share more than ever with our community of leaders of Internet dating companies. The CEO of Meetme gave us a fantastic overview of the Social dating space. The CEO eDatingForFree which includes the likes of ChristianDatingForFree.com is doing very well now. No surprise, he used to be the man behind driving traffic at eHarmony! The CEO of the controversial dating site Seeking Arrangement shared the very personal story of how he started the site, and what it really stands for.
I'm proud to have stood side by side with my good friend Marc Lesnick who started iDate in 2004, since 2004. We've etched our way into the worldwide Internet dating ecosystem by consistently and faithfully summarizing the daily Internet dating and matchmaking industry news and helping the industry learn and share at iDate conferences all around the world. China, UK, Brazil, Japan, Cyprus, Spain, etc. The future is bright for the dating industry, and our goal is to help it achieve its promise and potential, for the good of singles all around the world.
After a great week in Miami, my good friend Vince gave me a ridiculous ride to the airport in an awesome car with 650bhp that's capable of 202mph!