Updated March. 11, 2014 07:36
A project is under way to connect single women in the fashion capital city of New York with Silicon Valley`s single men who have grabbed wealth but have yet to win the hearts of women.
According to crowdfunding platform Crowdtilt on Monday, "The Date Ring," a group matching start-up based in New York, began a "Cross-country Love: Help Fly NYC women to SF" project via a funding site. This "matching single men on the east coast with single women on the west coast" resembles Korea`s matching South Korean men with North Korean women.
Dating Ring CEO Lauren Kay said, "We`ve met thousands of amazing, beautiful, smart, super datable people in NYC and SF and we realized there was a really silly problem."
The Date Ring is seeking participants by Thursday through crowdfunding. If contributors fall short, the event will be cancelled and those who paid already will get a refund. As of 2:30 a.m. Monday, 3,400 U.S. dollars among 50,000 dollar target has been funded.
The price per person is 1,250 dollars including three times of dating, attending cocktail party, date counseling services, and lodging and airline ticket fees. One can pay just 500-1,000 dollars if they don`t want lodging and counseling services. Those who want to help their friends find love can pay, too. Single women in New York will fly to San Francisco on May 22-26 and single men in Silicon Valley will visit New York on June 12-15.