Q: How do you see the current state of the industry?
A: There is a kind of fatigue that sets in with swiping services. Lots of casual people pedaling around exchanging "Hey, What's Up?" texts. The number of actual dates is, often, pretty low. I think most people want to know that the app or service they're using is going to give them a better result than meeting someone in a bar. That's the premise for our business.
Q: What are some of the challenges?
A: eHarmony is a 17-year-old tech company and that alone is a challenge. Our communication platform was antiquated. We trashed it and built a new system that is faster and helps create more communication between people.
Q: What makes eHarmony different?
A: eHarmony is built on science. Looking forward, I think people are going to want to understand why they are being matched to someone. eHarmony is also leading the industry in background verification.
Q: You worked your way up the corporate ladder to become the CEO. Do you have any advice for executives hoping to follow in your footsteps at their respective organizations?
A: Every company and every CEO I know wants three things from employees.... energy, execution, and ideas. You want to be an excellent source of these.
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