Dating startup wants to crowdfund trips between NYC to San Francisco for singles

So this is what it’s come to. The Dating Ring, a Y Combinator-incubated, group matchmaking startup that recently expanded from New York to San Francisco, is running a Crowdtilt campaign with the stated goal of flying women from NYC to SF. Asked about the campaign’s origins, Dating Ring CEO Lauren Kay said this is something she’s been joking about for a while, but “my sarcasm tends to get lost on the lovely people of San Francisco.” And as others at YC became excited about the idea, she decided to take it from joke to reality.

A startup is crowdfunding cross-country flights to help single men and women in San Francisco and New York find love. Or, at least, dates for a weekend. The Dating Ring, a New York-based matchmaking startup, has launched two campaigns to help fly single men to New York City and single women to San Francisco. Lauren Kay, Dating Ring’s CEO, says the idea came from trying to solve the logistical problems singles in the two cities face in their respective dating scenes. Simply put, she explains on Crowdtilt, there are not enough single men in New York and not enough single women in San Francisco.

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