How much is meeting the love of your life worth to you? For one man, the price tag is a whopping $10,000. Ren Lu You, a 29-year-old Alabama man, is ready to find a long-term relationship, and has set up a website to find potential suitors. Anyone can upload the profile of a potential match for Ren, and if Ren and this girl hit if off, the person who "set them up" will reap the hefty reward sum of $10,000. Not a bad price tag for matchmaking, right?
According to his interview with Business Insider, Harvard Business School graduate Ren has been on 30 unsuccessful dates and is finally ready for The Real Thing. He says that his problem with online dating (he's tried everything from Tinder to Match.com) is that he wasn't meeting the kind of women he wanted due to the site's limited selection. On his website "DateRen.Com," anyone can submit anyone's profile, so he won't be limited to meeting women who routinely use dating sites.
I admire Ren's initiative, but I have to wonder what he means by his 30 unsuccessful dates. Do the women he courts not want to go on a second date with him, or does he decide that they aren't girlfriend material after date one? If the latter is the case, Ren might have super high expectations on what kind of woman would make for a great long-term partner. First dates are always awkward - perhaps Ren is having a hard time getting through the opening stages of a relationship in order to find a more meaningful connection.
Whatever the reason for Ren's singledom, I hope he finds what he's looking for. And for ladies looking for their perfect match, why not check out Ren's website?