OPW INTERVIEW - Dec 7 - Laura Brashier has a fascinating dating site. It's for Sex-C people. Sex-C is her acronym for Sex Challenged. I interviewed her to capture her story.
What's your founding story?
I found myself disheartened after extensive cancer related radiation and chemotherapy, that I would no longer be able to participate in physical intercourse relations. I kept my secret to myself for a few years and finally decided that 'this has happened,' and will continue to happen to thousands of people for different reasons. Most, if not all them will not share their story of why they now have this dilemma. I decided to be of assistance to the Sex-C community, and my niche internet dating site was launched (initially as 2date4love.com).
Why did you change the site name?
The reason I changed the site name because it was brought to my attention that it wasn't a good plan to have numbers in the URL (2date4love.com). The name also didn't tell the public what the site was about in the name. So, I found and purchased RomanceOnly.com because it tells the essence of what the site is about, as well as being a premium domain name. I'm much happier with this name!
You have a new acronym, Sex-C?
I created this new acronym Sex-C because I thought it was a catchy phrase. Those that have intercourse related dilemmas still feel sexy there's just a missing link. They're "challenged" when it comes to intercourse but not in the many other aspects of love and affection that we all desire! Sex-C.
What's your goals for RomanceOnly.com in 2018?
My goals for 2018 is to get out and spread the word for all those keeping their Sex-C side a secret! I plan on going to doctors conferences to spread the word. Most doctors deal with this dilemma. They just don't know what to do for these individuals after they've tried all the meds and therapies that have failed them. There are so many reasons people have this dilemma, nobody talks about it...I do!
What advice would you give to someone building a new dating app, based on your experience?
Based on my experience this far into the game, "make sure you have an amazing/experienced programmer"! It took me four different programmers, and three re-writes to finally market my idea...it's been a loonngg time, and now my website functions and looks great!
Full Disclosure: Courtland Brooks advised Laura (and referred her to her ace programmer)