The Dating Ring is a dating website that meets its members before setting up dates. The site aims to make dating fun again by meeting members in person then setting up group dates of 3 men and 3 women, or groups of 4 for gay members via matchmakers.
The company uses a three step process to filter potential dates. You fill out a quick questionnaire and if you’re a good enough fit for their beta pool you join a member of The Dating Ring’s team for a drink, along with a few other members.
They get to know who you are as a person and what you’re looking for in other people in real life. You tell The Dating Rings which days you’re free, and they personally match you with other Dating Ring members, acting as your personal dating concierge.
The initial matchmaker meeting costs $25, but is free for everyone initially while the company launches in San Francisco, dates cost $20.
The Dating Ring is backed by Y Combinator which they have been accepted into for this years Winter Batch of startups.
The company’s revenue has been growing 60 percent per month for the last six months and is profitable.